Takes helm of global legal team
Dublin, Ireland—June 13, 2014: Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE), today announced the appointment of Jeff Braun as its Senior Vice President and General Counsel, replacing outgoing Senior Vice President and General Counsel Barbara Santoro. In this role, Mr. Braun will serve as a member of the Allegion executive leadership team, and will be responsible for the worldwide legal affairs of the company. He is currently the Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Allegion.
“Barbara Santoro played a key role in Allegion’s successful spin-off from Ingersoll-Rand, her service was commendable and we are grateful for her contributions,” said David Petratis, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Allegion. “We are now equally thrilled to have a person of Jeff’s caliber and experience take the helm of the legal department. I’d like to personally welcome Jeff to my leadership team, and look forward to working with him to continue building our company.”
Mr. Braun joined Ingersoll Rand in September 2013 as the Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, and continued in those roles after Allegion became an independent company in December 2013.
Previously, Mr. Braun served as the General Counsel for General Motors China, where he was responsible for providing day-to-day, tactical and strategic legal advice to the senior leadership of GM’s largest and fastest-growing market. Prior to that, Jeff held a variety of legal leadership roles at General Motors Company, including as the Executive Director of Global Ethics & Compliance. He has lived and worked in the U.S., China, India, Poland, Australia and Switzerland and has particular expertise in acquisition and divestiture transactions, global compliance, environmental law, and joint venture relationships.
Before joining General Motors, Jeff was a partner at the law firm of Honigman, Miller Schwartz and Cohn in Detroit, Michigan, specializing in mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Braun earned his juris doctor degree magna cum laude from Harvard University Law School.
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Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) creates peace of mind by pioneering safety and security. As a $2 billion provider of security solutions for homes and businesses, Allegion employs more than 8,000 people and sells products in more than 120 countries across the world. Allegion comprises 27 global brands, including strategic brands CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®, Schlage® and Von Duprin®.