CHICAGO - David Myers, president of Johnson Controls Building Efficiency, addressed guests at the Johnson Controls/York International "media meet and greet" event, held Monday evening at the AON Center here.

Myers, along with other Johnson Controls and York executives, informed members of the trade press and invited guests of what to expect from Johnson Controls' acquisition of York, which became effective Dec. 9, 2005. Even though it has only been a few weeks, Myers said the building efficiency business will offer a combination of technical, operational, and financial solutions "that will make buildings and infrastructures better."

"Our innovative strategies will improve energy efficiency, occupant comfort, facility security, and overall operations," said Myers.

Myers was formerly president and CEO of York, where he served as an executive since 1994 in a variety of financial roles until becoming CEO. He said only good things can come out of the Johnson Controls acquisition.

"Look for things to go up," he said.

Alex Molinaroli, vice president and general manager of North American Systems, Building Efficiency, mentioned that the York name will remain and not be dropped. Molinaroli is responsible for the Johnson Controls HVACR systems business. This includes system sales and operations and engineered systems sales and distribution.