George R. Oliver
Chairman & CEO
Brian J. Stief
Executive VP & CFO
William C. Jackson
VP and President of Products, Building Technologies & Solutions
Johnson Controls was founded in the year 1855. The company has been active for almost 134 years now. The founder of the company was Warren S Johnson. The founder of the company was a professor at the State Normal School located in Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA, had received a patent for the first electric room thermostat. Warren Johnson's invention helped to launch the building control industry and was the impetus for a new company as well. The company founder, along with a group of Milwaukee investors incorporated the Johnson Electric Service Company in the year 1885 - in order to manufacture, install and service automatic temperature regulation systems for buildings.
In the year 1911, the founder of the company had passed away. It was also that year when the company decided to focus on its temperature control business for nonresidential buildings as well. The company was renamed Johnson Controls in the year 1974. Then in the year 1978, the company had acquired battery company Globe-Union. As of the year 1985, the company had taken over automotive seating companies, such as Hoover Universal and Ferro Manufacturing as well. During the year 2008 to the year 2009 recession, the company's president, known as Keith Wandell, had lobbied Congress for a bailout of all the companies that Johnson supplied. The company's plant in Lakeshore, Ontario, Canada, was closed in by the end of the year 2010 and the property was sold as well. Then in the year 2013, Alex Molinaroli was appointed as the CEO of the company. In the year 2016, the company had amalgamated with Tyco International, in order to create a company headquartered in Cork, Ireland. The new company was known as Johnson Controls International PLC. Hillary Clinton had condemned the company for wanting to escape USA taxes through the merger, after having previously begged the USA government for financial help in 2008. The company had estimated that it would save about $150 million every year by avoiding USA taxes. In the year 2016, the earlier Johnson Controls Automotive Experience division was spun-off as a separate, limited public entity known as Adient. As of the year 2017, it was reported that Scott Safety, which was the company's safety gear business, would be bought by 3M for $2 billion. The headquarters of the company is based in 5757 North Green Bay Avenue. The name of the place is Milwaukee, while the name of the state is Wisconsin, USA. The pin code of the area is 53201.
Johnson Controls is an American company that focuses on providing various kinds of services in various building equipment, offering physical security and also energy solutions as well. The current CEO and chairman of the company are George Oliver. As of the year 2017, the total revenue generated by the company is more than $30 billion. Also, the number of employees working at the company, as of the year 2019, is more than 105,000. The company has its presence across 1700 location in almost six continents, across the world. The company is placed at 389th rank in the Fortune 500 companies list.
The primary services provided by the company include allowing customers to obtain various kinds of products and services offered by the company, which helps in optimising energy and also the operational efficiency of buildings, electronics, automotive batteries, security, building management systems, interior systems, etcetera. The company also manufactures and installs temperature regulation systems, which includes HVAC equipment and also services them as well.
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