Johnson Controls
Julie Brandt joins Johnson Controls from Otis Elevator Company, where she most recently held the role of executive vice president and general manager, U.S. Western Region.

Johnson Controls transitions Building Solutions North America unit leadership

April 13, 2023
As vice president and president of the company's $9 billion BSNA business, Julie Brandt will focus on strategy development and execution to accelerate growth. Brandt succeeds Nate Manning, who now leads JCI's Global Field Operations business.

Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) has named Julie Brandt as vice president and president of the company's Building Solutions North America (BSNA) unit, effective as of April 10.

As the leader of the company's BSNA unit, Brandt will be responsible for strategy and execution for the company's $9 billion North American direct-channel business. Per a press release, in the new role, per a press release, Brandt "will focus on capturing market leadership, driving operational excellence and accelerating growth by delivering a diverse portfolio of solutions for a variety of industries – from schools to office buildings, arenas to hospitals – to create healthier, more secure and more enriching environments for BSNA customers."

Brandt joins Johnson Controls from Otis Elevator Company, where she most recently held the role of executive vice president and general manager, U.S. Western Region with full P&L responsibility across 28 states. Brandt has lived and worked in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. She spent most of her career with Otis, holding roles of increasing responsibility within branch and general management, operations, field execution, sales, marketing, communications, and business development.

George Oliver, chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls, commented:

"Julie brings a wealth of knowledge to this role, with more than 27 years of proven experience leading profitable businesses, building diverse winning teams and improving customer satisfaction to ensure consistent growth and service excellence. Her vision for the future, coupled with her motivation to build a world-class, highly engaged team will be instrumental as we help more than 3 million North America customers create spaces that improve well-being, achieve climate goals and deliver greater efficiency and productivity through smart, autonomous buildings."

Brandt earned an MBA and a bachelor's degree in International Business and Marketing from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business as well as leadership certifications from Harvard Business School. She will be based at Johnson Controls' U.S. headquarters in Milwaukee.

Brandt said:

"Johnson Controls is on an incredible journey with a rich history of innovation and an unwavering focus on customer excellence. I am excited to be joining such a strong team and industry leader in the buildings space that is truly transforming the world around us."

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