Christopher Larocca takes over as CEO of Nortek

Feb. 4, 2020
Darren Learmonth appointed as the company’s new CTO

Nortek Security & Control announced on Tuesday that Christopher Larocca has joined the company’s as its new CEO.

Larocca previously served as CEO at Luminance Brands, a consortium of seven divisions that developed and manufactured lighting products, energy controls, connected home and smart lighting solutions. He has also held CEO and executive management positions at Dover Corporation, General Electric and EMCORE Corporation.

Joining Larocca on the company’s executive team is Darren Learmonth, who has been appointed as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Learmonth most recently served as CTO at Assa Abloy. He has held other CTO and senior vice president positions at HID Global and Thales E-Security.

“I am honored and excited to assume the CEO position at Nortek Security & Control. It’s inspiring to join a company whose products have already made millions of consumers more secure and a leader in creating connected environments for a more personalized and intelligent experience,” Larocca said in a statement. “From this strong foundation, I look forward to working with the exceptional professionals at NSC to implement strategies focused on strengthening our brand equity, delivering innovative solutions to the market and bolstering customer relationships.”

“I am thrilled to join NSC at this powerful time in the company’s history. We are on the cusp of product and feature breakthroughs where I will lead and help expedite our product development in order to keep pace with the rapidly evolving markets we serve,” said Learmonth. “My primary objective is to work with NSC’s knowledgeable engineering and R&D staff to maintain the company’s position as an innovator and industry leader while delivering advanced and differentiated products that help us meet our global growth targets.” 

Larocca and Learmonth are both based at the company’s Carlsbad, Calif. headquarters

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