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Bridgewater Interiors’ President and CEO Ron Hall wins Corp! magazine Salute to Diversity Award

Automotive supplier honored for its commitment to diversity

DETROIT (Aug. 7, 2012) – Ron Hall Sr., president and CEO of Bridgewater Interiors, LLC – a joint venture between Detroit-based Epsilon Technologies, LLC and Johnson Controls, Inc – was recently honored with a 2012 Corp! magazine Salute to Diversity Award.

Hall was recognized for his commitment to promoting diversity.

“Our commitment to creating a diverse environment is a top priority and a key source of our success,” said Hall. “As an industry leader in diversity, we are able to better serve the global automotive market effectively. We are honored to be recognized for our efforts.”

Salute to Diversity Award honorees are selected for their significant achievements as well as their commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion.

Each year, the award honors companies, organizations and business leaders who have shown dedication to driving creativity and innovation through diversity and multiculturalism in business and the community.

“We applaud Mr. Hall and companies like Bridgewater that are not only dedicated to diversity and inclusion, but also making it part of their mission,” said Jennifer Kluge, publisher of Corp! magazine.

In its sixth year celebrating the Salute to Diversity Award, Corp! will honor this year’s winners on August 28 in Detroit.

About Bridgewater Interiors, LLC:
Established in 1998, Bridgewater Interiors, LLC is a joint venture between Detroit-based Epsilon Technologies, LLC and Johnson Controls, Inc., a leading automotive seating, interiors and electronics supplier. Bridgewater Interiors employs more than 1,800 people at four locations in the United States, serving General Motors, Ford, Chrysler and Honda. Bridgewater Interiors is a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), certified by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council, under the auspices of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. As a premier Johnson Controls joint venture and certified MBE, Bridgewater Interiors is leading supplier diversity in the automotive industry with a focus on quality, service, technology and price. For additional information, please visit http://www.bridgewater-interiors.com.

About Johnson Controls:
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 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. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2012, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #5 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.

About Johnson Controls Automotive Experience:
Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics. We support all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through our products, technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities. With 240 locations worldwide, we are where our customers need us to be. Consumers have enjoyed the comfort and style of our products, from single components to complete interiors. With our global capability we supply approximately 50 million cars per year.

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CONTACT:  Mary Kay Dodero
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