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Nortek names new CEO and CTO

February 4, 2020  By SP&T Staff

Nortek Security & Control (NSC) has announced that Christopher Larocca has joined the organization as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Larocca will lead the company’s 700 employees across its security, control, access and digital health business units addressing intelligent home and commercial automation environments.

Christopher Larocca, CEO, Nortek

“I am honoured and excited to assume the CEO position at Nortek Security & Control,” said Larocca in a statement. “I look forward to working with the exceptional professionals at NSC to implement strategies focused on strengthening our brand equity, delivering innovative solutions to the market and bolstering customer relationships.”

Prior to joining NSC, Larocca was the CEO at Luminance Brands, a consortium of seven leading divisions that developed and manufactured lighting products, energy controls, connected home and smart lighting solutions. He has also held CEO and executive management positions at Dover Corporation, General Electric and EMCORE Corporation.


Darren Learmonth has also joined the team at NSC as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He is responsible for all engineering and product line management departments. Capitalizing on more than 25 years, Learmonth will take a leadership role in executing the company’s IoT and solutions-based strategies.

Darren Learmonth, CTO, Nortek

Learmonth said that he is thrilled to join NSC, and that his primary objective is to work with NSC’s engineering and R&D staff to deliver advanced and differentiated products.

Before joining NSC, Learmonth was a CTO at Assa Abloy, a global supplier of security solutions. In addition, he has held other CTO and senior vice president positions at HID Global and Thales E-Security.  He holds a degree in Microelectronics and Software engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Larocca and Learmonth are both based at the company’s Carlsbad, Calif. headquarters where Learmonth reports directly to Larocca.

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