Mark Gordon named as new president and general manager of Onity

LAS VEGAS, ISC West, Booth #37027, April 2, 2008 — Onity today announced the appointment of Mark Gordon as president and general manager. Based at Onity's world headquarters in Duluth , Georgia , Mark will develop and execute plans and policies to drive continued growth and expansion of Onity's global markets. Onity, one of the world's leading providers of electronic locking solutions, is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

Prior to joining Onity, Mark served as Managing Director of Smiths Detection, a division of Smiths Group, a global technology company that provides advanced integrated security solutions for customers in civil and military markets worldwide. Previously, Mark held a variety of sales, marketing and operations leadership roles with Amphenol RF, Thomas & Betts, and Square D Company.

“Onity's innovative security products have made it an established leader in both the hospitality and education segments,” stated Gordon. “I am excited about the opportunity to build upon Onity's past success as we grow the company's product line and expand into new markets to better meet our customers' evolving needs.”

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University , as well as a Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Florida and a Masters of Arts from Harvard University .

Onity, a leading global provider of electronic locking systems, offers innovative technological solutions and services for the Hospitality, Corporate, Education, Government and Marine markets. The company's ever-expanding family of facility management solutions includes electronic locks, in-room safes, and Senercomm ® energy-management systems. Headquartered in Duluth , Georgia , Onity has R&D and manufacturing operations in Spain , Mexico , China , and the U.S. , as well as an extensive sales and service network that spans more than 115 countries around the globe. For information about Onity's electronic hospitality solutions please visit .

Onity is part of UTC Fire & Security, which provides fire safety and security solutions to more than one million customers around the world. Headquartered in Connecticut, UTC Fire & Security is a business unit of United Technologies Corp., which provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.  More information can be found at .