hi-res-Controls-Group-HQUSA: Johnson Controls is to reorganise its Building Efficiency business, separating its North America branch business from its global products business.

The core hvac products organisation will concentrate on profitable global growth through investments in key product offerings such as the recent acquisition of Air Distribution Technologies (ADTI) and the planned Hitachi VRF joint venture.

The North America branch business will continue to operate in its current form as a direct channel providing hvac systems, services and solutions to customers in more than 120 locations throughout the United States and Canada.

Dave Myers, president of Building Efficiency, has resigned and is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Myers was named to his current position of vice president and president, Building Efficiency in 2005 when Johnson Controls acquired York International. He had joined York in 1994, rising to president, chief executive officer and director at the time of the acquisition.

His position is taken by Bill Jackson, who most recently served as executive vice president, corporate development.

Trent Nevill, vice president and general manager of the North American branch business, will continue in his current role.