Johnson Controls announced today that Francois Mandeville has joined the company as its corporate development officer. Johnson Controls is based in Ireland, but its North American headquarters is in the Milwaukee area, which is where Mandeville is based. Previously, Mandeville was senior vice president of business development for the life sciences platform of Washington, D.C.-based Danaher Corp., where he worked for nearly 10 years. Before that, he worked for 25 years at Hewlett-Packard Company and Agilent Technologies (a spin-off of Hewlett-Packard) leading R&D teams, new business incubation, M&A target identification and integration in several industries including telecommunications testing, printing, chemical analysis and life sciences. Mandeville is a 1989 graduate of Polytechnique Montreal. At Johnson Controls, Mandeville reports to executive vice president and chief financial officer Olivier Leonetti and will work with Scott Simon, vice president of corporate development, on a transition and handover as Simon continues to support Leonetti on a number of strategic activities, the company said. "I am very excited about the skills, experience and passion that François brings to Johnson Controls as we continue to advance our growth strategy, addressing the compelling market opportunity ahead and helping our customers meet important sustainability and decarbonization goals," said Leonetti. "Johnson Controls is leading the digital transformation for smart buildings that is necessary to deliver on our vision for healthy people, places and planet, and Francois is ideally positioned to find and secure the best opportunities for us to continue that leadership for our customers. "I want to thank Scott Simon for his vision and leadership in securing a strong and lasting foundation for Johnson Controls' corporate development strategy," added Leonetti. "Francois will build on our existing inorganic growth strategy that focuses on capturing new capabilities in services, digital technology, and high-growth vertical market opportunities, working with our leadership team to identify new high-value opportunities."
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