Alex Molinaroli

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Alex Molinaroli
Alex Molinaroli, President and CEO of Johnson Controls, 2013
Alex Molinaroli, 2013
Born (1959-10-07) October 7, 1959 (age 60)
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materKellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, (MBA)
University of South Carolina Columbia (Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering)
OccupationPresident and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Controls
Co-Founder of Electrification Coalition[1]
Board member ofInterstate Batteries
Battery Council International
Metropolitan Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce
Milwaukee School of Engineering[2]

Alex Adrian Molinaroli (born October 7, 1959) was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Johnson Controls,[4] from October 2013 to September 1, 2017. Johnson Controls is a Fortune 80 diversified company with 170,000 employees in 1,300 locations worldwide.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

Molinaroli was born October 7, 1959.[6] He earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical and computer engineering in 1983 from the University of South Carolina. He later earned a Master of Science in business from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.[7]


Molinaroli went to work for Johnson Controls in 1983.[8] He held increasing levels of responsibility for controls systems and services sales and operations, and was Vice President and General Manager for North America Systems and the Middle East for the building efficiency business.

Molinaroli championed the development of consistent and effective sales management disciplines within Johnson Controls and has worked to expand that consistent approach on a global basis, involving over 300 sales offices in nearly 50 countries and was promoted to vice president and general manager for the North American Systems business.

Molinaroli was President of Johnson Controls Power Solutions business from January 2007 to January 2013.[9]

In January 2013, Molinaroli was named Vice Chairman of the Johnson Controls.[10] In July 2013, the company announced he would become CEO on October 1, and Chairman of the Board of the company on January 1, 2014. He replaces Steve Roell in both those positions. [11]

Molinaroli, along with the Johnson Controls research lab, has been looking into what the battery-powered future might hold for years. Johnson Controls has been working on testing the new generation of lithium-ion batteries through electric-vehicle projects from up to 30 years ago. According to Molinaroli, "Up until now, this has been a science project."[12]


Molinaroli is on the board of directors of the National Center for the Arts and Technology board of directors.[13]

He currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was married to Patsy Molinaroli but she filed for divorce on June 23, 2014.[13][14][5]

He came to the aid of his step-son in 2012 after an arrest involving the manufacture of synthetic drugs.[15]


  1. ^ "Members - Alex A. Molinaroli". Archived from the original on 25 July 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  2. ^ "MSOE's Leadership". MSOE. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Francis, Theo (2017-03-26). "One CEO Got Paid $46 Million in a Month, but the Rest of the Year Is a Mystery". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  4. ^ "Alex A. Molinaroli". Archived from the original on 2013-03-05. Retrieved 2013-02-23.
  5. ^ a b "Alex Molinaroli - Forbes". 2012-04-18. Archived from the original on 2012-04-14. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  6. ^ "Startups, Entrepreneurs and Innovation - Upstart Business Journal". Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  7. ^ Alex A. Molinaroli (2007-01-08). "Alex Molinaroli: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ "Alex Molinaroli named Vice Chairman, Johnson Controls and Brian Kesseler appointed President, Power Solutions, Johnson Controls". Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  10. ^ Content, Thomas (2013). "Johnson Controls promotes Alex Molinaroli to vice chairman". Retrieved October 7, 2013.
  11. ^ "Johnson Controls names Alex Molinaroli next CEO | Crain's Detroit Business". 2013. Retrieved October 7, 2013.
  12. ^ [2][dead link]
  13. ^ a b [3] Archived October 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ "Johnson Controls Appoints Alex Molinaroli President, Power Solutions - re> MILWAUKEE, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/". 2012-09-24. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  15. ^ "Royal Palm Beach man accused in synthetic pot case to be released on $1 million bond".

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