UTC Fire and Security Appoints New Leaders

FARMINGTON, CT., UTC Fire & Security has announced changes to its senior leadership team. Mark Barry has been appointed President, Global Fire Products (GFP), succeeding Scott Buckhout, who was appointed President, UTC Fire & Security in late-March. Kelly Romano will succeed Barry as President, Global Security Products (GSP); both appointments effective immediately. UTC Fire & Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

Barry joined UTC Fire & Security in 2010 through the acquisition of GE Security and drove strong results in his previous position as President, Global Security Products. Barry has spent more than 20 years in the security and life safety industry, including senior leadership positions at Tyco, ADT, and most recently at GE Security.

“Mark’s deep industry and global experience positions him well to assume this critical leadership role in our fire products business,” said Scott Buckhout, President, UTC Fire & Security. Mark’s responsibility for GFP includes 27 factories and significant operations in North and South America, Western Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Romano most recently served as UTC Fire & Security’s Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing. She joined UTC Fire & Security in 2010 from Carrier, where she held various senior leadership positions including President, Building Systems & Services and President, Carrier Distribution Americas. Romano brings more than 27 years of UTC broad-based experience to her new role, including expertise in general management, business development, customer relations and marketing.

“Kelly’s multiple general management roles, coupled with her strong customer focus and her broad experience in working with dealers, distributors and contractors, make her uniquely qualified for this leadership position in our Global Security Products business,” said Buckhout. GSP is a global enterprise made up of four complementary businesses – Interlogix, Lenel, Onity and Supra – and a growing research, development and engineering footprint in a number of key geographies, including North America, Western Europe and India.

“We have a strong and talented management team with the expertise and experience to drive exceptional value for our customers, employees and investors,” said Buckhout.

About UTC Fire & Security

UTC Fire & Security provides fire safety and security solutions to more than 1 million customers worldwide. Headquartered in Connecticut, U.S., UTC Fire & Security is a business unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), which provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide. More information can be found at www.utcfireandsecurity.com

 

UTC Fire and Security launches new brand for U.S. services business

FARMINGTON, Conn., Apr. 4, 2011 ­- UTC Fire & Security has aligned its United States fire and security services businesses under the Chubb brand, providing a new, more seamless interface to customers. Multiple service entities that are part of UTC Fire & Security, including Detection Logic, Fire Systems Inc. (FSI), Florida State Fire and Security (FSFS) and Red Hawk, are now known as Chubb, a UTC Fire & Security Company. UTC Fire & Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

“The transition is more than changing our name – we are transforming our business and are committed to providing the highest standard of service, professionalism and quality for our customers,” said Sean Flint, President of UTC Fire & Security’s services business in the Americas.  “Above everything, we are in the business of protecting property and safeguarding lives, and we remain committed to and passionate about doing that.”

Founded in 1818, Chubb has a rich history and strong reputation in the life safety and security services. With nearly 10,000 technicians and more than 400 locations, Chubb serves more than one million customers worldwide. The company offers cost effective solutions that include installation, service, test & inspection and monitoring of fire/life safety systems, electronic and physical security solutions, and ATM services.  

“Centralizing the service businesses in the U.S. aligns with UTC Fire & Security’s long term global strategy,” said Flint.  “Our fire and security service businesses in Canada, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Netherlands, France and Belgium have already been consolidated under the Chubb name.”

The U.S. businesses that will combine under the Chubb brand include Antronnix, CalProtection, Detection Logic, Diversified Fire Products, Fire Systems Inc., Florida State Fire & Security, HFP Corporation, Lane Fire & Safety, Pratt Landry Associates, John W. Polhemus, Red Hawk, and Vantronics Security Systems.

The new Chubb fire and security services business in the U.S. will migrate to a single website, phone number and identity for vehicles and uniforms. For further information go to www.chubbfs.com.

About UTC Fire & Security

UTC Fire & Security provides fire safety and security solutions to more than 1 million customers worldwide.  Headquartered in Connecticut, UTC Fire & Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp., which provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.  More information about UTC Fire & Security can be found at
http://www.utcfireandsecurity.com.