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Geraud Darnis, President & CEO, UTC Building & Industrial Systems

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Geraud Darnis was named President & CEO of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, the world’s largest provider of high-technology building systems, in September 2013. In this role, he oversees Otis Elevator Company and UTC Climate, Controls & Security.

He began his career with United Technologies in 1983 at Otis Elevator Company in France and in 1985 moved to Carrier, where he held a number of financial and general management positions in Latin America, Europe and Asia.

From 1993 to 2001, Darnis successively served as President of Carrier’s operations in France, Europe Middle East & Africa and Asia. In 2001, Darnis served briefly as President of UTC Power before being named President of Carrier, a position he held until 2011 when Carrier and UTC Fire & Security were combined into UTC Climate, Controls & Security.

Darnis earned a business degree from the Institut Superieur du Commerce in Paris, France.

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