Johnson Controls appoints Richard van Bergen as vice-president, general manager, Energy Solutions Europe and Africa
31 January 2012
Johnson Controls, a global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, has appointed Richard van Bergen as vice president and general manager, Energy Solutions Europe and Africa.
The Energy Solutions division offers public and private organizations tailor-made solutions and innovative technologies to enhance the energy efficiency of their facilities – including office buildings, industrial complexes and manufacturing centres. By managing energy consumption and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, organizations can optimize their environments, reduce energy use and make buildings more comfortable for the people working in them.
In 2011, the division received an award for the Best European Energy Service Project from the European Energy Service Initiative for the retrofit of the Jewish Museum in Berlin using an energy performance contract. By implementing several energy saving measures, Johnson Controls achieved a guaranteed energy cost reduction of 46 percent and carbon dioxide emission reduction of 55 percent.
“This award demonstrates that our business and solutions not only help our customers save energy, but also help make a difference by protecting the environment.” said van Bergen. “In my new role, I will focus on strengthening our offerings for the European and African markets, taking into account the specific needs of customers in these regions.”
Van Bergen joined Johnson Controls’ Sabroe refrigeration products division in 1998 and has since held various leadership roles. Most recently he served as regional vice president central and west region within Industrial Refrigeration Europe. He holds master’s degrees in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and supply chain management.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. The company’s 162,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Johnson Controls’ commitment to sustainability dates back to its roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through its growth strategies and by increasing market share, Johnson Controls is committed to delivering value to shareholders and making its customers successful. In 2011, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #1 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com .
About Johnson Controls Building Efficiency
Johnson Controls delivers products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency and lower operating costs in buildings for more than one million customers. Operating from 500 branch offices in more than 150 countries, the company is a leading provider of equipment, controls and services for heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration and security systems. Johnson Controls is involved in more than 500 renewable energy projects including solar, wind and geothermal technologies. Its solutions have reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 16 million metric tons and generated savings of $19 billion since 2000. Many of the world’s largest companies rely on Johnson Controls to manage 1.5 billion square feet of their commercial real estate.
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