More changes at UTC: New roles for Barry, Orbegoso, Haskins, Hamberlin

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10/27/2011

Since UTC announced Sept. 28 that it merged UTC Fire & Security and Carrier Corp  to form UTC Climate, Controls and Security Systems  under the leadership of Geraud Darnis, more personnel changes have been made that affect the security and fire businesses.

The company has made internal announcements and sent notices to some integrator customers about personnel changes, however it has yet to make "official" publilc announcement Asked for confirmation and comment on the changes, a spokesperson for UTC Fire & Security confirmed that personnel changes have occurred at Lenel and Interlogix, but declined further comment saying that press releases outlining changes would be forthcoming.  

Security Systems News received copies of the following notices. On Oct. 21, personnel changes and at Lenel, Interlogix and the Fire Detection and Alarm business were that were announced included:

Building Automation & Access Control - Laird Hamberlin will lead this business unit which will include building automation with Automated Logic Corporation, enterprise security management with Lenel and intelligent locking devices with Onity. This strategic combination provides a growth platform, which will allow us to compete more effectively in the building management space including the fast-growing emerging markets.
 
Sensing & Controls - Bob Haskins will lead this business unit comprising all security panels, intrusion detection, video, HVAC controls and key management products. It includes the current operations of the Interlogix, Carrier Electronics and Supra businesses. This grouping provides for significant technical and manufacturing excellence in the area of embedded software-driven devices.
 
Detection & Alarm - Luis Orbegoso will lead this business unit which will include fire alarm panels, fire detection, mass notification, combustion controls, and specialty and high hazard detection. It encompasses the current operations of the Autronica, Edwards, Kidde Airsense, Detector, and Combustion Control businesses. Together the group will be a world leader in the design and manufacture of detection devices and will offer additional channels to market for existing products.

Prior to those announcement, in a Sept. 30 “message from Geraud Darnis” sent to some UTC customers, it was announced that “UTC Climate, Controls and Security Systems will operate through five business units."

Two business units, Automation & Controls Solutions and Transicold will operate globally. The three remaining business units will serve customers in the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia regions. "As we begin, I am pleased to announce the following leadership appointments," the message said.

Mark Barry—who in May 2011 was named president to UTC Fire & Security’s Global Fire Products—will now lead Automation & Controls Solutions, comprising all detection and control devices that sense, operate, interface, detect, communicate and manage HVAC, fire and security systems in buildings and other applications around the world. It includes building automation with Automated Logic Corporation, HVAC controls with Carrier Electronics, security access controls with Lenel, security panel controls and videos with Interlogix, fire detection and suppression including specialty detection as well as fire fighting.

Darnis’ message said, “This strategic move unlocks a terrific growth platform and opportunity with combined revenues approaching $3 billion, which will allow us to compete more efficiently in the global marketplace.”

Climate, Controls & Security Systems – Americas will be led by Bob McDonough and comprises Carrier’s Residential and Commercial Systems (RCS), Fire & Security field operations in North America (AFSS), Fire & Security’s Global, Residential and Commercial business (GRC) and Carrier’s Latin American Operations with combined revenues approaching $6 billion.
“The new organization will benefit from tremendous scale and geographic reach with strong customer relationships across both North and South American markets,” the message said.

Climate, Controls & Security Systems – EMEA will be led by Philippe Delpech and includes Fire & Security’s Continental Europe and Northern Europe South Africa (NESA) organizations as well as Carrier’s HVAC EMEA and Commercial Refrigeration businesses with combined revenues approaching $5 billion.

Climate, Controls & Security Systems – Asia will be led by Ross Shuster and includes Carrier’s HVAC Asia business and Fire & Security’s Asia and Australasia businesses with combined revenues approaching $3 billion.

Darnis’ message also included the announcement of seven functional leaders to support the five business units:
Elizabeth Amato, Vice President, Human Resources
Mark George, Vice President, Finance & CFO
Rajan Goel, Vice President, Strategy
Nora LaFreniere, Vice President and General Counsel
John Mandyck, Vice President, Sustainability, Marketing & Communications
Ray Moncini, Senior Vice President, Operations
Bill Striebe, Vice President, Business Development

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