Johnson Controls names Mideast chief
Dubai, August 15, 2013
Johnson Controls, the global leader in energy efficiency solutions in buildings, has announced the appointment of Claude Allain as vice president and general manager of Middle East operations.
Johnson Controls serves the market with offices in UAE, Qatar, Egypt, Turkey, Oman, and Bahrain. Through a joint venture, Al Salem Johnson Controls operates in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.
“Claude comes to the Middle East with an exemplary track record, a deep understanding of the Middle Eastern markets, and respect for its culture. Under his leadership, we will reinforce our commitment to operational excellence, quality, responsiveness and innovation,” said Santiago Perez, vice president and general manager Europe, Africa, Middle East and Latin America.
“Claude will focus on process simplification and make it easier for our customers to achieve better energy and operational efficiency.”
Since joining Johnson Controls in 2004, Allain has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility, including executive leadership roles across Europe. Most recently, Allain led the energy savings performance contracting business in North America.
“Our ability to customise and scale our comprehensive technology and service offering will help organizations across the Middle East overcome challenges of any magnitude and complexity. I’m eager to work with our customers, employees and partners to make the Middle East a global leader in building efficiency,” Allain said.
Allain succeeds Magdy Mekky, vice president and managing director since 2008, who will move to a new role. – TradeArabia News Service