Tammee Thompson to lead Johnson Controls’ global security and fire business

Systems integrator Johnson Controls announced this week that it has appointed Tammee Thompson as vice president and general manager of the company's global security and fire business.

According to a statement, Thompson will be responsible for helping the company strengthen its position in the market and driving growth through strategic planning, channel and product development, and bolstering partnerships and acquisition activity.

Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Thompson, who has 20 years of management experience, most recently served as president of GE Security's Asia-Pacific region. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Georgetown University and a master of business administration degree from Stanford University.

Thompson will be based in the company's Milwaukee office and report to John Murphy, vice president and general manager, North America-Systems, Latin America, Middle East and Global Security, Building Efficiency for Johnson Controls.

"We see tremendous growth potential in the $100 billion global fire and security market and we are excited about expanding our presence," said Murphy. "Tammee's knowledge and background in the industry should help drive that growth and strengthen our position in the market. Integrated security systems and related services are growing rapidly in both mature and emerging markets and we are committed to delivering high-performing security solutions in both stand-alone security projects and as part of our broader integrated building systems technology offerings combined with our market-leading Metasys building automation systems and other low-voltage building technology infrastructure."