Johnson Controls Expands Bartschat's Role to Include Leadership of its Operating System
MILWAUKEE, WI Johnson Controls announces it has named Michael Bartschat Vice President of the Johnson Controls Operating System (JCOS) in addition to his current role as Chief Procurement Officer, reporting to Chairman and CEO Alex Molinaroli.
In this new role, Bartschat will lead the majority of the functions in the JCOS, including engineering, procurement, manufacturing, supply chain, and environment, health & safety. He will also have overall responsibility for the continuous improvement and real estate functions.
"The Johnson Controls Operating System drives efficiency and excellence across the enterprise, leveraging best practices across all of our functions," said Molinaroli. "Mike has played a critical role in improving our procurement and supply chain functions. In this expanded role he will help us move to the next level across our operations."
Bartschat succeeds Jeff Williams, who has moved on to lead the company's Buildings business in Europe, Middle East and Latin America.
"I want to personally thank Jeff for his leadership in building enterprise capabilities in several key areas, most especially operations and engineering. He has established a solid foundation upon which Mike will build," said Molinaroli.
Bartschat, who joined Johnson Controls in 2004, has held various leadership roles at the company. In addition to his role as chief procurement officer, he is also the integration leader for the merger between Johnson Controls and Tyco. In that role he has been responsible for realizing growth opportunities and delivering the value inherent in the combination of the two companies.
Prior to being named CPO, Bartschat served as group vice president and general manager of product group metals and mechanisms in the company's Automotive Seating business. Before that, Bartschat led the global product group trim and fabrics, driving the expansion of this automotive business into Asia. Earlier in his career, Bartschat held roles in operations and plant management, marketing, strategic planning and engineering. He also holds a U.S. patent in robotics.
Bartschat holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a master's degree in mechanical engineering from MIT and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University.