Johnson Controls appoints new Global VP, GM of Security Products
David Grinstead has been named vice-president and general manager for Global Security Products, a newly created position within Johnson Controls, to oversee all of the company’s security products operations.
Grinstead leads Global Security Product’s operations, and will be responsible for the organization’s sales, marketing, product management, innovation, engineering and operations, which includes nearly 3,000 employees, Johnson Controls stated. In his new role, Grinstead will lead and direct technology leadership growth in such market categories as access control, video surveillance and intrusion, and help to accelerate these offerings from a security perspective as part of the overall building management solution.
“David’s experience in leading our global sales organization uniquely qualifies him to bring innovative security technologies to market, and deploy them in an economically viable way to make improvements to the everyday lives of our customers,” said Bill Jackson, president, Global Products, Johnson Controls.
Grinstead most recently served as vice-president, Global Sales, Tyco Security Products, for 10 years. Prior to joining Tyco, he held commercial leadership positions at firms such as Tucows, Sinclair Technologies and Voice Mobility.