Roell to assume Johnson Controls’ CEO post

Will succeed John Barth as chairman Jan. 1
By Plant Engineering Staff August 1, 2007

Stephen A. Roell has been elected the new CEO at Johnson Controls, effective Oct. 1. He will take over as chairman of the board on Jan. 1, 2008. Roell
“John has been a truly exceptional leader, and our customers, employees and shareholders have all benefited significantly during his tenure,” Roell said.proximately $34.5 billion and an unbroken track record of 17 consecutive years of earnings increases. John has also established a tremendously strong foundation upon which our company will continue to grow and deliver outstanding results to all of our stakeholders.”

“It’s clear to me that Steve and the management team are extremely well-qualified to further strengthen the leadership position of the company,” said Barth.world-class organization.”

“We will continue to be a diversified multi-industrial company, dedicated to improving comfort, safety and sustainability with innovative products and services for the places where people live, work and travel,” Roell said.arkets through support of our global and regional customers.”