Resideo Technologies, Inc. has taken a number of steps to position the company for long-term success and enhance shareholder value.
The company’s president and CEO, Mike Nefkens, and the board have mutually agreed to a transition, which will allow Mike to focus on family health issues. Nefkens has agreed to continue until his successor is appointed, at which time he also will step down from the board of directors. Nefkens will be supported by Andy Teich, formerly CEO of Flir Systems, now the company’s lead independent director, through the transition period. The Resideo board of directors is conducting a search for the company’s next CEO with the assistance of leading independent search firm Russell Reynolds Associates.
Roger Fradin, chairman of the board of Resideo, said: “Resideo has a strong foundation to build on, with industry-leading distribution, innovative products and services, deep relationships with professional installers and expansive reach across our industry. As we advance our operational and financial transformation to enhance long-term shareholder value, we believe now is the right time to transition leadership of the company. We thank Mike for his hard work and appreciate his continued support of an orderly transition.”
New Committee formed
Resideo’s board has formed a Strategic & Operational Committee focused on market strategy, gross margin improvement and G&A simplification. The committee will directly oversee the company’s previously announced operational and financial review. The review is designed to create a more efficient and profitable Resideo, building on the strength of its franchise. Resideo has retained industry-recognised experts in supply chain optimisation and organisational excellence to assist in the review.
Teich said: “The board and I are committed to ensuring Resideo continues to simplify its operations while enhancing competitiveness and profitability, and focusing on the execution of its core business, which we believe will deliver substantial value for shareholders. We intend to work closely with and oversee management during this important transitional period, drive all aspects of the operational and financial review, and ensure that results and recommendations of the review are promptly implemented.”
New Independent Director
Resideo is committed to continuing to refresh its board of directors and has announced the appointment of Brian Kushner as a new independent director, effective immediately. Kushner brings decades of experience leading corporate transformation efforts, having served in roles that include chairman, director, chief executive officer and chief restructuring officer at more than 30 public and private companies. He currently serves as senior managing director and leader of the Private Capital Advisory Services practice at FTI Consulting.
Kushner said: “It is exciting to join the board at this critical time in the company’s transformation. With its leading connected home technology portfolio and its commitment to improving operational performance, I believe Resideo has tremendous potential to drive consistent, profitable growth and create long-term shareholder value.”