John has delivered top- and bottom-line results running a wide range of companies and dealing with challenges like acquisitions, lean manufacturing, supply chain optimization/low cost sourcing, new product development and brand and channel management.
John has been successful running several business units for United Technologies Co. (UTC) in the fire suppression business. As leader of UTC Fire & Security Global Fire Suppression, John headed a group of five companies that employed 1200 people around the globe and is recognized as the technology and market leader in life safety products. He also drove improvement in EBITA for Kidde-Fenwal, the largest company in Global Suppression. Earlier in his career with UTC John established the Fire Safety Services Group through six acquisitions, enabling broader participation in the installation and aftermarket servicing of fire protection equipment.
As an advisor, John has completed numerous assignments with top tier consulting companies and private equity firms in the Fire Protection and Building Automation space.