Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls, Inc. operates in building efficiency, automotive experience, and power solutions businesses worldwide. The company's building efficiency business designs, produces, markets, and installs integrate heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; and building management systems, controls, security, and mechanical equipment. It also provides technical services, energy management consulting, and operations of real estate portfolios for the non-residential buildings market. This segment also offers residential air conditioning and heating systems. Its automotive experience business designs and manufactures interior products and systems for passenger cars and light trucks, including vans, pick-up trucks, and sport/crossover utility vehicles. This segment's products and systems include seating systems and components; cockpit systems, such as instrument panels and clusters, information displays, and body controllers; overhead systems, including headliners and electronic convenience features; floor consoles; and door systems. It also produces automotive interior systems for original equipment manufacturers. The company's power solutions business produces lead-acid automotive batteries serving automotive original equipment manufacturers and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. It produces lead-acid batteries, as well as offers absorbent glass mat, nickel-metal-hydride, and lithium-ion battery technologies to power hybrid vehicles.

Shashank Bhatnagar

Finance Director


Ryan Edelman

Executive Director of Investor Relations


Antonella Franzen

VP and Chief Investor Relations and Communications Officer


Brian Shekoski

Executive Director of Finance

Brian Stief

Vice Chairman and CFO


Bob VanHimbergen

VP and Corporate Controller


Marc Vandiepenbeeck

VP and Treasurer

14 past transactions

Qolsys, Inc.

Acquisition in 2020
Qolsys reinvents the security and home control market by improving the quality of life through innovation and technology.

Smartvue Corporation

Acquisition in 2018
The Smartvue IoT video and cloud surveillance services platform transforms how telco, cable, security, storage, device manufacturers, and other industries create new value for their customers and new revenue for themselves. The end-to-end Smartvue platform as a service (PaaS) supports connected devices that require video capture, security, transport, cloud storage, management, and distribution in a simple and elegant interface, cost-effectively delivered at scale worldwide to almost any device. The company has the industry’s leading portfolio of 60 utility patents (including patents in China as well as Europe). Smartvue is financed by the Fortress Investment Group (NYSE: FIG), a diversified global investment management firm with more than $70B in assets. The Smartvue board of directors includes David Dorman (former Chairman and CEO of AT&T and current board member of PayPal, Dell, Motorola, YUM, and CVS Chairman), Art Laffer (former Economic Advisor to President Ronald Reagan and Chairman of Laffer Investments), Bert Ellis (CEO of Ellis Communications Venture Capital), Chairman Daniel Knotts (CEO of Electronic Evolutions), and Martin Renkis (former founder and CEO of Trainersoft - now IBM).

Nozomi Networks Inc.

Corporate Round in 2022
Nozomi Networks provides an industrial cybersecurity solution for real-time visibility to manage cyber risk and improve resilience for industrial operations. Customers gain advanced cybersecurity, improved operational reliability and IT/OT integration. It supports over a quarter of a million devices in sectors such as critical infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation, and utilities, to tackle escalating cyber risks to operational networks (OT).


Acquisition in 2021
Esotec provides specialist integration services that include the design, installation, and support of advanced surveillance and security capabilities.

Alcatraz AI

Venture Round in 2021
Alcatraz AI replaces badging as an access point identification method by leveraging facial recognition, 3d sensing, and AI. The company builds a facial authentication platform using AI and 3D sensing to enable a highly secure and frictionless entry into physical locations. Alcatraz AI was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in California, USA.

Optimum Energy

Venture Round in 2013
Optimum Energy provides True Optimization—data-driven cooling and heating system optimization solutions for campuses and large facilities. A growing number of enterprise organizations have come to depend on Optimum’s proven track record of fulfilling and exceeding sustainability targets through the OptiCx Platform. Optimum combines data science and engineering expertise to reduce operational expenses by as much as 50% while increasing the productivity of facility support personnel. These gains are achieved and sustained through Real-Time Dynamic Commissioning, which fights performance drift and enable automated, continuous commissioning through dynamic adaptation of the entire HVAC system. For more information please visit


Acquisition in 2008
Energy Management


Acquisition in 2001
SCIENTECH is a fast-growing, worldwide provider of expert services, utilizing experienced people and proprietary technology to meet the needs of its changing markets, particularly energy, telecommunications, and state and federal government. They have augmented Their skills and experience with leading-edge software, systems, data, equipment, and instrumentation. To bring this collective capability, quickly, to each of Their customers, They have used Their expertise in network technology to create a decentralized, geographically diverse, and flexible organization, in tune with the world of e-Commerce. They encourage a cooperative, empowered, and supportive work environment to maximize the potential of this networked organization. Through partnerships, subcontracts, consultants, and acquisitions, They are able to add any additional expertise needed to support Their customers and their changing needs.

Lux Products

Acquisition in 2018
Lux Products is built a rich heritage designing and manufacturing innovative products for your home. From turn-of-the-century timing devices in 1914 to the acclaimed touch-screen programmable thermostats they produce today, everything they do revolves around you - and making your life easier and more comfortable. Their philosophy is simple. Create reliable products for the way you and your family live. And provide great US-based customer service when you need it. After all, they’re family owned and operated, so keeping your home safe and comfortable is their priority. Because of that they’ve become the 2nd largest retail thermostat brand, selling more than 10 million thermostats in the US alone. They are rooted here in the United States with a customer service center in Philadelphia and distribution center in Laredo, Texas, all while their global presence continues to grow. To continue providing world class quality and innovation, Lux Products is poised for the future due in part to a 2014 acquisition by Edwin McAuley Electronics (EME). With the acquistion, their corporate worldwide headquarters is now located in Hong Kong with manufacturing plants throughout Europe and Asia. That’s why their commitment to social and environmental standards remains so strong.


Venture Round in 2005
AxonX LLC is a Maryland based company that has developed machine vision technologies for integrated safety systems. These technologies bring more advanced features to video surveillance systems resulting in more robust and intelligent detection of hazardous conditions. Their leading position in this new generation of digital security systems is based on expertise in image analysis, artificial intelligence, patented signal processing technologies and accumulated intellectual property.


Acquisition in 2011
Energyconnect Group, Inc. provides demand response services to the electricity grid. Through its proprietary software as a service (SaaS) platform, the company allows commercial and industrial consumers of electricity to access demand response programs that are offered by the grid and get paid by agreeing to stand by and curtail based upon a grid event or responding to a price signal. It offers EventConnect, a software solution for its customers that allows them to manage their capacity programs; and FlexConnect, which is designed to allow the customers to engage in wholesale electricity markets. The company, formerly known as Microfield Group, Inc., was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Campbell, California.


Series C in 2005
InnerWireless, Inc. provides in-building wireless and RFID solutions to healthcare, enterprise, government, and hotel/gaming markets. InnerWireless solutions provide in-building wireless wide area network (WAN) and WLAN solutions for voice, data, multimedia, location, and other wireless services to the mobile workforce. It offers Wireless Utility, a broadband infrastructure that provides wireless signal coverage for mobility, communication, and real-time access to data. This solution also provides access to WAN services, including cellular services, paging capability, two-way radio service, first responder technology, WiFi access, enterprise voice service, and building automation and security. InnerWireless offers Horizon Converged Wireless platform for wide area services, building distribution, local area services, and segment distribution; and PanGo Unified Asset Visibility platform for asset, workflow, and inventory management, as well as to aggregate and synthesize data from various RTLS, RFID, and sensor sources. InnerWireless, Inc. was formerly known as E-tron Technologies, Inc. InnerWireless was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Richardson, Texas.
Bristol Compressors International, Inc. is a global manufacturer and designer of compression technology used in residential and commercial air conditioning and heat pump applications.