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Johnson Controls strengthens Asian smart building team
- June 10, 2019
Johnson Controls is strengthening its presence in the south-east Asia smart buildings market with key leadership appointments.
“The south-east Asia region offers dynamic growth opportunities for Johnson Controls,” said Visal Leng, president for Asia Pacific. “To meet the region’s high demands for infrastructure development, city resilience and appetite for innovation, Johnson Controls is committed to build a strong leadership presence and team to power our customers and business partners for sustainable growth.”
Appointments to the Johnson Controls leadership team in south-east Asia include:
- Alvin Ng, vice president for digital in Asia Pacific: Based in Singapore, Ng will be driving Johnson Controls’ digital growth strategy for the region. The new digital team in Asia Pacific brings together Johnson Controls’ building domain expertise, as well as its research and development in the IoT and artificial intelligence to address digital transformation of built environments.
- David Kirubi, general manager for transformation for Asia Pacific: Based in Singapore, Kirubi is an industry veteran with strong execution focus. He is responsible for strengthening the company’s leadership position in the SEA market and overseeing company transformation across Asia Pacific.
- Adis Peukpattanaruks, general manager for Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia: Based in Bangkok, Peukpattanaruks has deep knowledge about the building technologies industry in this region and will be responsible for executing go-to-market strategies in these fast-growing countries.
- Jack Yeo, country general manager for the Philippines: With experience in leading commercial teams within the USA and Asia, yeo has in-depth knowledge of the Philippines market and has worked in one of the country’s largest conglomerates as a senior leader. He will be instrumental in gaining market share in the Philippines, a high-growth market for Johnson Controls.
“Johnson Controls is solving the disparate data problem in highly complex built environments and creating common, structured data depositories on which innovative applications can be built at scale,” said Ng. “This is very powerful as it enables us to learn, live, work and play in our buildings and cities in new, better and more sustainable ways.”
These additions complete the Johnson Controls leadership team in south-east Asia, which also includes Hendrikus Gozali, country general manager for Indonesia, and Fam Wee Chean, country general manager for Malaysia. Both veterans in the built environment industry are working with local teams to expand Johnson Controls capabilities and accelerate growth in these markets.
The suite of digital products Johnson Controls offers includes connected equipment services, central plant optimisation, enterprise management, digital vault, assurance series, converged cyber-physical security and false alarm reduction service.