Donofrio joins JCI as EVP and general counsel

Johnson Controls announced on November 9 that John Donofrio would take over as executive vice president, corporate officer and general counsel from November 15.

He takes over from Judy Reinsdorf, executive vice president and general counsel of Tyco from 2007 to 2016. In September 2016 Tyco merged with Johnson Controls. The firm says Reinsdorf will support Donofrio through the transition period.

Donofrio was previously vice president, secretary and general counsel for the global confectionary firm Mars.

Before that he was general counsel and secretary at the Shaw Group and Visteon. Earlier, Donofrio was a partner and trial attorney at Kirkland & Ellis and went in-house to become Honeywell’s vice president intellectual property and deputy general counsel.  He later became vice president and general counsel of Honeywell aerospace division.

He is also on the board of directors at FARO Technologies, the computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software developer, where he is chairman of the nominating and governance committees.