MILWAUKEE, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Johnson Controls, (NYSE: JCI), a global multi-industrial company, today elected Juan Pablo del Valle Perochena to serve as a director, effective immediately.
Del Valle Perochena is chairman of Mexichem S.A.B. de C.V., a global leader in plastic piping systems and the chemical and petrochemical industries. Since 2002, the company has increased its sales to $6 billion and expanded its presence beyond Mexico to more than 30 countries. Del Valle Perochena began his career as an industrial engineer and previously ran his family's company, Grupo Empresarial Kaluz, where he was responsible for real estate investments/operations and the chemical business.
"Juan Pablo brings to our board unique experience in construction and real estate development as well as a global perspective from serving on the boards of several multi-national companies operating in the United States," said Alex Molinaroli, chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls.
Del Valle Perochena has a master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School.
About Johnson Controls:
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 130,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and seating components and systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2015, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.
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