UTC announces senior leadership changes

Security products manufacturer UTC Fire & Security announced several changes to its senior leadership on Monday.

According to a statement, Mark Barry has been appointed president of the Global Fire Products division, succeeding Scott Buckhout, who was named president of UTC Fire & Security in late March. In addition, Kelly Romano will succeed Barry as president of the Global Security Products division.

Barry, who has spent more than 20 years in the security industry, joined UTC after its acquisition of GE Security last year. He will be responsible for the division’s 27 factories and operations in North and South America, Western Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

"Mark’s deep industry and global experience positions him well to assume this critical leadership role in our fire products business," said Buckhout.

Romano, who joined the company last year from Carrier, most recently served as UTC Fire & Security’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. She brings more than 27 years of experience to her new role.

"Kelly’s multiple general management roles, coupled with her strong customer focus and her broad experience in working with dealers, distributors and contractors, make her uniquely qualified for this leadership position in our Global Security Products business," Buckhout added.