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George Oliver

Chairman and CEO
Johnson Controls  |  Glendale

George Oliver was named chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson Controls plc in 2017. He previously served as CEO of Tyco and was a member of its board of directors from 2012 until its $16.5 billion merger with Johnson Controls in 2016. He was responsible for leading the integration of the two companies.

He joined Tyco in 2006 as president of Tyco Safety Products and later became president of Tyco Electrical & Metal Products. He was appointed president of Tyco Fire Protection in 2011. Earlier, he spent 20 years with General Electric.

Under Oliver’s leadership, Johnson Controls spun off its Power Solutions business, selling it to a group led by Brookfield Business Partners for $13.2 billion. That business is now known as Clarios. In 2021, the company made waves when it announced it would sell its downtown Milwaukee buildings and move those employees to its Glendale campus.

Under its merger with Tyco, the multi-industrial firm established its combined headquarters in Cork, Ireland. Its primary North American operational headquarters remains in Glendale. It continues to be one of the largest Milwaukee-area employers, with nearly 2,000 employees working locally. Prior to the merger, the company had around 3,400 local employees.

Oliver serves on the board of directors of aerospace and defense company Raytheon Co. He is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame board of trustees and serves on the board of trustees of his alma mater, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Education: Bachelor’s, Worcester Polytechnic Institute


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