Johnson Controls appoints new VP and Chief Marketing Officer

Chris Bontempo - Johnson Controls

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Johnson Controls has appointed Chris Bontempo as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for marketing strategies across the enterprise.

According to the company, Bontempo joins Johnson Controls from IBM where he spent nearly 20 years in roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Americas.

In that capacity, he led all aspects of marketing for IBM across the US, Canada and Latin America, with direct responsibility for marketing-sourced revenue, demand generation and marketing teams.

Bontempo will report to Chairman and CEO George Oliver and serve on the Johnson Controls executive team, working closely across corporate businesses and functions to grow market share in products, systems and services.

Sustainable buildings

“As we continue our transformation and solidify Johnson Control‘s position as a comprehensive solutions provider for commercial buildings, our unwavering focus on solving customer problems drives our strategy at every stage of the sales cycle,” said Oliver.

“We remain relentlessly focused on leveraging our digital capabilities to capture those opportunities and Chris’ unique expertise and understanding of data, AI and the digital ecosystem will assist us in those efforts.

“I have full confidence Chris’ experience will greatly enable our global product management and commercial teams as we connect new and existing customers with innovative technologies and continue growing demand for our solutions across smart, healthy and sustainable buildings.”

Bontempo holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in European Studies from Amherst College.

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