ELMHURST, Ill., Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chamberlain Group, Inc. (CGI), maker of LiftMaster® and Chamberlain® access control brands, announced today that JoAnna Sohovich has been appointed CEO.
"We are very excited about the strategic expertise JoAnna will provide our company," said Craig Duchossois, CEO of CGI parent company The Duchossois Group. "Her background and values made her the obvious fit for this position, and we are looking forward to her leadership and insight."
Sohovich has had a distinguished career at both Honeywell and Stanley Black & Decker, where she most recently served as Global President of the $1.6 billion STANLEY Engineered Fastening. Sohovich began her career as an officer in the United States Navy and holds a B.S. in Economics from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
"JoAnna's depth of experience coupled with strong leadership capabilities make her a welcome addition to CGI," said Bob Markwart, President, LiftMaster Americas.
As CEO of CGI, Sohovich will oversee the company's global operations. With a strong background in quality, Sohovich has a track record of delivering innovative products. She also has experience developing customer-centric strategies and leading teams concentrated on residential, commercial and industrial connectivity.
"CGI's products are becoming more integrated into the connected lives of their users," said Sohovich, referring to the MyQ® connectivity technology embedded in LiftMaster and Chamberlain products. "We will continue to drive innovation, while maintaining industry-leading quality throughout our manufacturing processes."
"JoAnna is joining CGI at the perfect time," said Brad Opel, Executive Vice President, Chamberlain Americas. "Her IoT and technology experience will be an asset to our connectivity strategy."
Whether it's your garage, gate or door, The Chamberlain Group, Inc. (CGI) controls and protects the biggest entryways to homes and commercial properties worldwide with its Chamberlain®, LiftMaster®, Merlin® and Grifco® brands. A leader in residential garage door openers, commercial door operators, gate access solutions and related accessories, CGI's innovative products keep families safe, secure and connected. Chamberlain Manufacturing Company was originally founded in Waterloo, Iowa in 1906. Chamberlain acquired its garage door opener business in 1968, which was the beginning of CGI as we know it today. CGI is one of the top home connectivity companies in the industry with its MyQ® technology, which empowers consumers to monitor and control their garage doors and home lighting from their smartphones anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit www.Chamberlain.com or www.LiftMaster.com.
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