Johnson Controls honored by United Way of Greater Toledo

Employee inducted into hall of fame

TOLEDO, OHIO—June 30, 2015— Johnson Controls was recently awarded the 2014 Pillar Award by the United Way of Greater Toledo.

Employees at the company’s Toledo battery manufacturing facility and Northwood automotive seating plant raised more than $52,000 for the 2014 United Way campaign. Johnson Controls matched that amount for a total donation of $104,000. The funds raised support United Way of Greater Toledo’s community programs focused on education, health and financial stability of the clients they serve.

“Johnson Controls is extremely committed to strengthening the communities where we live and work,” said Tracy Breeding, Toledo plant manager, Johnson Controls. “Our employees have supported the United Way of Greater Toledo for more than 20 years.”

Toledo plant human resources coordinator, Kathy Brown, who has been with Johnson Controls for 34 years, was also inducted into the United Way Campaign Managers Hall of Fame. She joins 21 other present and past volunteer campaign managers in the Greater Toledo area.

“Kathy is passionate about helping our community and has employed several best practices to drive Johnson Controls campaign,” said Scott Schultz, Director, Major Firms, United Way of Greater Toledo. “I have worked with her for many years and truly appreciate her support and passion for United Way.”

“United Way is an amazing resource for the Toledo community,” said Brown. “The organization offers many great services for those in need.”

The United Way also recognized Johnson Controls in the following categories:

  • Top Campaign Committee: awarded to a team of United Way advocates coordinating a successful campaign that generates excitement in the workplace
  • Top Labor/Management Campaign Partner: awarded to a company whose United Way support is demonstrated by labor and management working together

Nationwide, Johnson Controls employee donations and company match for the 2014 United Way campaign totaled $8.9 million. Funding supports the arts, education, health and social services, the environment, and leadership development.

Gretchen Miller
Global Media Relations Manager, Johnson Controls Power Solutions

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. The company’s 170,000 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 2015, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit or follow @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.