Johnson Controls names Chris Bontempo as new Vice President and chief Marketing Officer

May 10, 2024

Johnson Controls announces leadership appointment to enhance global marketing strategies

Chris Bontempo has been appointed as the new Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Johnson Controls, a company known for its commitment to creating smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings.

The announcement was made on May 7, 2024, highlighting Bontempo’s new role in steering the company’s marketing strategies to foster demand generation and elevate brand equity.

This strategic move involves market development, research, and planning efforts across Johnson Controls’ global enterprise.

Bontempo brings a wealth of experience from IBM, where he served for nearly two decades in various roles, most recently as the chief marketing & communications officer for the Americas.

In this role, he was instrumental in leading marketing initiatives across the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

His responsibilities included overseeing marketing-sourced revenue, demand generation, and the management of marketing teams.

Responsibilities and strategic focus

In his new position, Bontempo will report directly to George Oliver, Chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls.

He will also join the executive team and collaborate closely with corporate businesses and functions to enhance market share in products, systems, and services.

George Oliver commented on the appointment: “As we continue our transformation and solidify Johnson Control’s position as a comprehensive solutions provider for commercial buildings, our unwavering focus on solving customer problems drives our strategy at every stage of the sales cycle.

“We remain relentlessly focused on leveraging our digital capabilities to capture those opportunities, and Chris’ unique expertise and understanding of data, AI and the digital ecosystem will assist us in those efforts.

“I have full confidence Chris’ experience will greatly enable our global product management and commercial teams as we connect new and existing customers with innovative technologies and continue growing demand for our solutions across smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings.”

Educational and professional background

Bontempo is well-prepared for his new role with an educational background from Columbia Business School, where he earned a Master of Business Administration.

He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in European Studies from Amherst College.

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