Johnson Controls adds new key name to leadership team

Julie Brandt headshot - new VP and President, Building Solutions North America of Johnson Controls

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Smart and sustainable building developer Johnson Controls has named Julie Brandt as its new Vice President and President, Building Solutions North America (BSNA). The company says that Brandt will be based at its US headquarters in Milwaukee. 


According to the company, as the leader of BSNA, Brandt will be responsible for strategy and execution for the North American direct-channel business. She 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.

“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,” said George Oliver, Chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls.

“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 three million North America customers create spaces that improve well-being, achieve climate goals and deliver greater efficiency and productivity through smart, autonomous buildings.”

Previous roles

Brandt joins Johnson Controls from Otis Elevator Company, where she most recently held the role of Executive Vice President and General Manager, US Western Region with 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.

“Johnson Controls is on an incredible journey with a rich history of innovation and an unwavering focus on customer excellence,” said Brandt. “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.”

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.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls’ mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet.

Building on a history of nearly 140 years, the company says its goal is to deliver the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond through OpenBlue, its comprehensive digital offering.

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