Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions (GWS), a leading provider of facilities, corporate real estate and energy management to many of the world’s largest companies, has appointed Ramon Genemaras to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Based in the United States, Genemaras’ appointment ensures that the company has the global infrastructure to deliver consistent, high quality services to its customers wherever in the world they operate.
In the last three years, Johnson Controls GWS has doubled its sales and shifted from being a regional organization to one that’s aligned to five global vertical markets – technology, life sciences, industrial, financial services, and oil and gas. The company has also invested in proprietary technology to simplify its services delivery, as well as developed specific products and services for its vertical markets.
Johnson Controls GWS, Vice President and General Manager, Guy Holden, said: “This appointment reinforces our vision to be the leading provider of workplace services to the world’s major organizations. It’s strategically significant in the global development of our business, as it will bring the company’s operations and regional infrastructure under a single leader. As our market has become more global, the scale and complexity of our operations have increased. Ramon will ensure that we continue to deliver excellent services to our global customers.”
Genemaras brings a wealth of experience in international business operations. He joins Johnson Controls GWS from Tyco Security Solutions, where he was Vice President of Global Operations and was responsible for driving operational excellence across the global business. Previously, Genemaras worked at GE for 17 years in a variety of international engineering, manufacturing and operational leadership roles.
Johnson Controls GWS, Chief Operating Officer, Ramon Genemaras, said: “I am looking forward to joining the business at such an exciting time of growth and opportunity. Operational efficiency and effectiveness are vital in times of economic uncertainty. To sustain the GWS vision as a leading provider of workplace solutions, global operational performance and strategic account engagement are essential.”