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Edwards downsizes manufacturing plant to keep competitive

March 26, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

PITTSFIELD, Maine—Four years after resurrecting the Edwards name for its fire and safety products, UTC is shutting down its 300-employee Edwards plant here and moving production to three other locations in order to “ensure continued competitiveness.”The other plants are in Lincolnton, N.C. and in China and Mexico, according to Ashley Barrie, a spokeswoman for UTC Building & Industrial Systems, of which Edwards now is a part. In an email communication, she told Security Systems News:...

Ashley Barrie, Controls and Security Systems, Edwards, Physical Security, UTC Climate

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Another reorg at UTC

October 22, 2013SSN Staff

HARTFORD, Conn.—UTC has reorganized again, creating UTC Building & Industrial Systems by combining Otis Elevator Company and UTC Climate, Controls & Security, the company announced recently.Geraud Darnis, most recently president and CEO of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, will serve as president and CEO of the new organization, according to the news release. UTC Climate, Controls & Security was created in a 2011 reorganization. UTC later sold its fire and security branches. “This new...

Controls & Security, Geraud Darnis, Louis Chenevert, otis elevator company, United Technologies, utc building & industrial systems, UTC Climate

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Former UTC executive is ADT's new VP of small business

April 30, 2013SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT recently appointed Luis Orbegoso as its new senior vice president of small business, according to a press release. In the newly created position, Orbegoso will be responsible for developing and executing the company's strategy to grow the security and automation segment for small business owners. He will report to CEO Naren Gursahaney. “Small business represents a significant growth opportunity for ADT,” Gursahaney stated. “We have already begun to make...

ADT, Controls & Security, Lenel Systems, Naran Gursahaney, UTC Climate

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Most UTC execs see pay hikes, but not Chenevert

April 3, 2013SSN Staff

HARTFORD, Conn.—For four of the five highest-paid executives at United Technologies Corp., salaries and bonuses spiked upward as the company completed its $18 billion acquisition of the Goodrich Corp., according to an article from the Journal Inquirer, a newspaper based in Manchester, Conn. But Chairman and CEO Louis Chenevert's total compensation package slipped by .18 percent, and his direct compensation, not including stock options and other benefits, fell by 19 percent, from $21 million...

Controls & Security, Louis Chenevert, United Technologies Corp., UTC Climate

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Fire Systems Installation

UTC sued over employee education incentive plan

April 3, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

HARTFORD, Conn.—United Technologies Corp., based here, is facing a federal class-action lawsuit that claims the company reneged on stock awards it promised some employees for furthering their education. The employees completed their training, but UTC says they're not eligible for the shares because it subsequently laid them off, according to the lawsuit.The lead plaintiff is a New Jersey engineer, Richard Grisafi, who since 2007 had worked for UTC's Fire & Security division, which in 2011 became...

Controls and Security, Richard Grisafi, United Technologies Corp., UTC Climate

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Former Interlogix president joins Guardian Protection

February 7, 2013SSN Staff

WARRENDALE, Pa.—Bob Haskins, former president of Interlogix, will fill a newly created position at Guardian Protection Services, according to a company announcement this week. Haskins' responsibilities as Guardian's VP of strategic planning and business development will include helping to expand the company's dealer program, the announcement said.Guardian, based here, said Haskins “will be actively engaged in establishing enhanced business models for both the internal account generating...

Bob Haskins, Controls & Security, GE Security, Guardian Protection Services, Interlogix, Russell Cersosimo, Security Systems News (SSN), United Technologies Corporation, UTC Climate

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Thomas Jefferson's home gets Marioff water mist system

January 21, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—A Marioff water mist fire suppression system is now protecting Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's iconic home here. It's an example of a growing niche market for water mist systems: historic homes and other cultural heritage buildings.A recent report by IMS Research found that water mist—a relatively new technology started in the shipbuilding industry—is expanding to more applications on land, including hospitals.Water mist systems are similar to sprinklers but...

Controls & Security, IMS Research, Marioff, Marioff HI-FOG, Monticello, Thomas Jefferson, UTC Climate

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Are water mist and sprinkler systems equivalent?

January 18, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

YARMOUTH, Maine—Water-mist fire suppression systems aren't just for ships—they are increasingly used in land-based applications, such as historic buildings and hospitals. But are they the equivalent of fire sprinkler systems? That's the question being hotly debated as proposed changes to the National Fire Protection Association's standard on water-mist systems come under review. A first draft of the changes to NFPA 750 essentially says “a water mist system is now...

Controls & Security, Marioff, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Security Systems News (SSN), United Technologies Corp., UTC Climate

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Changes at UTC

November 16, 2011Martha Entwistle

HARTFORD, Conn.—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.Mark Barry, who in May was named president of UTC Fire & Security's Global Fire Product, has been appointed president of Automation & Controls Solutions. A Nov. 10 press conference, where Barry was to explain his new role and...

Bob Haskins, Bob McDonough, Controls and Security Systems, Geraud Darnis, Laird Hamberlin, Luis Orbegoso, Mark Barry, UTC Climate

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