On Tuesday, January 16th, Johnson Controls CEO, George Oliver was the featured speaker for the CARW 2018 Rainmaker Event which took place at the Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA). Oliver discussed his observations on the economic climate in Wisconsin, personal story in various leadership roles, and even his passion for sports. He walked members the evolution of Johnson Controls and his vision for the company since taking over as CEO in late 2017. The company’s role in creating workplace solutions was highlighted globally with an emphasis on building efficiency. George gladly fielded numerous questions from our members in attendance. Click Here to view photos from this event.
About the Speaker
George R. Oliver is chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls. Prior to becoming CEO on Sept. 1, 2017, he served as president and chief operating officer with responsibility for the company’s operating businesses and leading the integration of Johnson Controls and Tyco following their September 2016 merger.
Oliver previously served as chief executive officer of Tyco and as a member of its Board of Directors from September 2012 through the September 2016 merger with Johnson Controls. He joined Tyco in July 2006 as president of Tyco Safety Products and assumed additional responsibility as president of Tyco Electrical & Metal Products from 2007 through 2010. He was appointed president of Tyco Fire Protection in 2011.
Prior to Tyco, Oliver had a more than 20-year career with General Electric (GE), where he served in operational roles of increasing responsibility in several divisions, including as president and chief executive officer of GE Water and Process Technologies and president and chief executive officer of GE Engine Services, as well as previous leadership roles in GE’s Aircraft Engines and Appliances divisions.
Oliver serves on the Board of Directors of Raytheon Company, a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense and other government markets throughout the world. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Trustees. Oliver earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he serves as a member of the Board of Trustees.
About the Rainmaker Event: Each year, the CARW rainmaker event brings community leaders to the membership to discuss issues related to business insights, leadership, real estate trends and more. This event is one of CARW’s unique program offerings that draws nearly 100 and is meant to be an exclusive offering to members which includes brokers, developers, architects and other commercial real estate service providers. Past speakers have included: Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy; UW Madison Coach, Barry Alvarez; Hammes Corporation Sports and Entertainment President, Robert Dunn; Former Milwaukee Mayor, John Norquist and RevGroup CEO, Tim Sullivan.
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