Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer , Johnson Controls, Inc.
Mr. Roell joined Johnson Controls in 1982 as operations controller for the Systems and Services Division of the company’s controls business and was named the division controller shortly thereafter. He then served as treasurer and corporate controller, and from 1991 to 2004, as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He was elected executive vice president in 2004 and vice chairman of the Board of Directors in 2005.
Mr. Roell was elected chief executive officer effective Oct. 1, 2007. He was also elected chairman of Johnson Controls’ Board of Directors effective Jan. 1, 2008.
Mr. Roell is a director of Interstate Battery System of America, Inc. and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Southeast Wisconsin. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Hunger Task Force and the Board of Trustees of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee.
Mr. Roell has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from St. Ambrose University. He received a Certificate of Management Development from Northeastern University.