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Johnson Controls appoints Michael Bartschat as chief procurement officer 

Special to The Freeman

July 28, 2014

 Johnson Controls has appointed Michael Bartschat to the newly created position of
chief procurement officer.

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GLENDALE Johnson Controls has appointed Michael Bartschat to the newly created position of chief procurement officer and a corporate officer.

Bartschat will report to Bruce McDonald, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Glendale-based Johnson Controls. The new position will optimize the cost and value of purchased materials and products and services, according to a company statement.

"While procurement has always been a focus at our business-unit level, under Mike's leadership we are committing ourselves to building a world-class global procurement function to leverage our combined reach and spend," McDonald said. "This new role brings key strategic capabilities including global sourcing and procurement operations and will enable the introduction of common systems and processes across the organization."

Bartschat joined Johnson Controls in 2004, most recently serving as group vice president and general manager of product group metals and mechanisms.

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