Alex A. Molinaroli Talks Sustainability and the Future of Green Energy

Alex A. Molinaroli, CEO of Johnson Controls, is one of the most influential voices in the sustainability movement today. He is a champion of the triple bottom line and a leader in business for a better world.

Since his appointment to CEO in 2014, Molinaroli has been leading Johnson Controls toward its vision of being an innovative company that builds success through sustainable solutions for customers in today’s energy-efficient buildings, autonomous vehicles, and the data-driven future. He has been named one of the most influential voices in sustainability worldwide.

This year, Alex A Molinaroli served as chairman of the US Business Roundtable’s Manufacturing Committee and president of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Bioproducts, a non-profit organization that aims to accelerate markets for sustainable biomass solutions. He is also president of the Johnson Controls Foundation.

In 2017, Alex A Molinaroli co-authored a book with Paul Acosta titled “Build for Change: Creating a World That Works for Everyone”, where he explores business’ role in solving some of society’s biggest challenges. He is regularly featured on lists that recognize the most influential voices in sustainability, including being named to the World Economic Forum’s “Circle of Young Global Leaders” in 2013 and 2014.

The New York Times called him “a driving force behind the global push for sustainable buildings” while TIME Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in 2016, calling him “one of Johnson Controls’ great leaders.”

Prior to becoming CEO, Molinaroli served as president and chief operating officer and was elected to the company’s board of directors in April 2010.

In 2016, Johnson Controls was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the 11th consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. In 2015, Johnson Controls was recognized as a Top 10 Most Innovative Company by Fast Company.

Alex A Molinaroli led the global expansion of Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency business, opening offices around the world and creating market-leading positions in countries such as India, China, Mexico, and Brazil. He was responsible for the commercial automotive business serving Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) customers worldwide which he grew from $2.5 billion to over $10 billion in annual sales helping lead the company’s Accelerated Growth Plan.

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