It’s never a walk in the park for any business leader in building a reputation in the industry where they work. It takes a combination of sheer hard work, discipline, and sacrifice, aspects that many individuals are unable to balance in their career lives. Most of them exhibit hard work but overlook the rest, which often results in failure in their endeavors. However, Alex Molinaroli has defied all the odds in his career as an electrical engineer. Born in 1959, Alex was raised in Wisconsin’s, where he went through his elementary school. This was where his passion for engineering began. He always aspired to become a prominent person in the construction industry, a career path that he was confident that he would enjoy if he followed.
He joined South Carolina to pursue a degree in electrical engineering, which he furthered with a master’s degree in Science from Northwestern University, Illinois, Chicago. Johnson Controls Company was the first organization that employed Alex Molinaroli. At that time, he was fresh from college, and he needed a lot of guidance so he could become a useful person in the industry. At Johnson Controls, Alex met reputable engineering experts, who inducted him into the system. He would later settle and get set with the operations of the company.
While working at the organization, the management team realized that Alex had great potential, which could be beneficial to the company if nurtured correctly. This persuaded them to encourage him to engage in various activities in the company, which would pave the way for the success that was knocking at his door. He was also introduced to some junior leadership positions, before making him the Vice President of the Northern American branch of the business that dealt with electrical systems. In 2007, he was confirmed as President of Johnson Controls, an announcement that never met people as a surprise. He would later be made the CEO of the company in 2014, replacing the then outgoing CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Steve Roell.
Throughout his leadership career at Johnson Controls Power Solutions Company, Alex Molinaroli has been very vibrant in ensuring that the organization serves the interests of its customers. One of the ways in which he has ensured this has been by fostering innovation on the company. When he became the CEO of Johnson Controls, Alex recruited a team of young engineers who had innovation in their mindset. Their primary objective was to brainstorm and generate innovative ideas, which would provide more efficient power solutions for their customers. This initiative has been a great success for the company, and new ideas have been unleashed. As a result, the customers have continued to pledge their loyalty to Johnson Controls, and they are delighted with the services. Consequently, under the leadership of Alex Molinaroli, the company’s revenues have skyrocketed.
Besides being a successful Businessman, Alex Molinaroli is passionate about his family. He argues that his family is one of his greatest sources of inspiration, which catapults him towards achieving his personal and organizational goals.