WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct 20, 2015 – ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) announced today that it has elected Geraud Darnis to its Board of Directors. Darnis, 55, is President and Chief Executive Officer of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, the world’s largest provider of building technologies, whose systems serve the commercial, governmental and residential property sectors, as well as the industrial, transport refrigeration and food service equipment markets.
Darnis, who recently announced his retirement from United Technologies Corporation (UTC) effective January 2016, has held a number of executive leadership positions during his more than 30-year career with UTC. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Climate, Controls & Security business; President of Carrier Corporation and UTC Power; and President of Carrier’s operations in the Asia-Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.
"We are extremely pleased to have Geraud join our Board of Directors," said ITT Chief Executive Officer and President Denise Ramos. "He has broad experience in strategically aligning businesses and technologies to unlock innovation and accelerate growth. His leadership expertise and deep global insight will bring valuable perspective to our board that will help us continue to grow and deliver long-term value to shareowners."