Alex Housten

Alex Housten has joined dormakaba as its new chief operating officer for the access solutions Americas segment, which includes businesses in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America. He will serve as a member of the dormakaba Group executive committee, and will be based in the company’s Americas headquarters in Indianapolis.

“The dormakaba portfolio includes some of the most trusted solutions in the access control market,” says Housten. “I’m honored to join the rest of dormakaba’s talented, forward-thinking team of professionals as a steward for our customers.”

Housten will continue to lead dormakaba with a growth-oriented strategy based on innovation, customer-first mentality and bringing the best of breed products to market to serve as a better industry partner, according to the company

“Urbanization is changing the world of access,” says Housten. “This infrastructure shift requires new security solutions that incorporate technology appropriately and work across a wide range of demographics in increasingly diverse settings. We will continue to create products, solutions and services that help make access smarter and more secure for all of our customers.”

Before joining dormakaba, Housten held progressive leadership positions at Carrier Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (UTC). His most recent role was as vice president and general manager of Carrier’s Fire and Security Products Americas business.

“Alex has had an outstanding track record at UTC,” says Riet Cadonau, chairperson and CEO of dormakaba Group. “We are very much looking forward to his contributions as a member of our leadership team.”

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