Alex Molinaroli, 2013
|Alma mater||Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, (MBA)|
University of South Carolina Columbia (Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering)
|Occupation||President and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Controls|
Co-Founder of Electrification Coalition
|Board member of||Interstate Batteries|
Battery Council International
Metropolitan Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Alex Adrian Molinaroli (born October 7, 1959) was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Johnson Controls, from October 2013 to September 1, 2017. Johnson Controls is a Fortune 80 diversified company with 170,000 employees in 1,300 locations worldwide.
Early life and education
Molinaroli was born October 7, 1959. 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.
Molinaroli went to work for Johnson Controls in 1983. 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.
In January 2013, Molinaroli was named Vice Chairman of the Johnson Controls. 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. 
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."
He came to the aid of his step-son in 2012 after an arrest involving the manufacture of synthetic drugs.
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