BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. - Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., has appointed George West to Senior Vice President and Division Head of its Security Systems business. West replaces Alan Calegari who left the company in October of this year.
As head of the Security Systems division, West will be responsible for directing the growth and market strategies of the companyâ€™s security solutions and services business in the U.S., as well as strengthening its position as the industryâ€™s leading systems integrator.
West brings to his new position more than 20 years of successful leadership in the sales of building technology solutions and services, including more than 11 years with Siemens. He most recently managed the companyâ€™s New England district, significantly growing its building automation, fire safety and security systems businesses across the districtâ€™s three branch offices. Prior to joining Siemens, West spent ten years at Johnson Controls, Inc., in sales and marketing management.
â€œGeorge brings a wealth of proven management experience to his new role in our company,â€ said Daryl Dulaney, President and CEO, Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. â€œWe are confident that he will provide the level of leadership needed for the continued growth of our security systems business.â€
West earned a bachelorâ€™s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
As a leading provider of building controls, fire safety and security system solutions, Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., makes buildings comfortable, safe, productive and less costly to operate. The company focuses on improving the performance of its customersâ€™ buildings, so that its customers can focus on improving their business performance. With U.S. headquarters in Buffalo Grove, Ill., Siemens Building Technologies employs 7,500 people and provides a full range of services and solutions from more than 100 locations coast-to-coast. Worldwide, the company has 29,000 employees and operates in more than 42 countries.