Simon Davis named vice president and assistant chief Human Resources officer for Johnson Controls

May 21, 2014, 16:00 ET from Johnson Controls

MILWAUKEE, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, announced today that its board of directors has elected Simon Davis as vice president and assistant chief Human Resources officer, making him a corporate officer effective immediately.  Simon will continue reporting to Susan Davis, executive vice president, Human Resources.

Davis, who joined Johnson Controls in 1997 in the United Kingdom, most recently served as vice president Talent Strategy and Organizational Excellence where he was responsible for the Human Resources transformation design and implementation, including the establishment of global centers of excellence and shared services. He also oversaw senior talent assessment and development, ensuring a robust pipeline of future leaders.

In his 17 years with the company, Davis has held a variety of Human Resources leadership roles across multiple business units, spending nearly 10 years in Automotive Experience in the United Kingdom and Michigan. Subsequently, he was Human Resources leader and talent strategist for Power Solutions for nearly five years during a period of business diversification, growth and globalization.

Davis has a bachelor's degree in Business from Sheffield Hallam University.

About Johnson Controls:
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and disciplined focus on operational execution, we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2014, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #12 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit


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