Johnson Controls recently announced the reorganization of its Building Efficiency business.

The North America branch business is now operating separately from Building Efficiency's global products business. The core HVAC products organization is driving global growth through investments in key HVAC product offerings, such as the recent acquisition of Air Distribution Technologies and a planned Hitachi joint venture for variable-refrigerant-flow technology.

"As we continue to evolve as a global multi-industrial company, reorganizing Building Efficiency, along with our ongoing investments and growth initiatives, solidifies our focus and commitment on the business as a core strategic platform for Johnson Controls," Johnson Controls Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alex Molinaroli said.

Dave Myers resigned as president of Building Efficiency and left the company to pursue other interests.

Bill Jackson, previously executive vice president, corporate development, is now president, Building Efficiency. After joining the company in 2011, he was responsible for leading performance improvements and defining strategic options for the company's Automotive Electronics and Interiors business. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, he worked as a business consultant for 20 years, ultimately serving as senior vice president and board member of Booz & Co.

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. The restructuring of Building Efficiency was intended to enable the organization to enhance its focus on customers through increased attention and investment in its North American branches. Trent Nevill, vice president and general manager of the North American branch business, will continue in his current role and report on an interim basis to Molinaroli.