David D. Petratis, PKE MBA ‘98

PetratisDave has been named chairman, president and CEO of Allegion, the $2 billion security company to be created upon separation from Ingersoll-Rand plc. He will chair the new board when Allegion becomes a standalone, publicly-traded company, which is expected to occur before year-end.

Dave has served as chairman, president and CEO of Houston-based Quanex since July 2008. He led the maker of engineered materials and components for building products through one of the construction industry’s toughest economic periods. In addition, his team grew the company organically and through acquisition, creating global product leadership positions.

Dave also strengthened the company’s culture around one brand, core values, health and safety.

At Allegion, he will focus on the interests of customers, employees and investors to grow the company and create lasting value for the company and its shareholders.

Dave previously served as chief operating officer and then CEO of Schneider Electric North America, as well as president of MGE UPS Systems Americas and was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000. He held key leadership positions at Square D Company, a manufacturer and marketer of electrical power distribution and control systems and services.

Ingersoll-Rand plc provides climate solutions; creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments.

David D. Petratis, PKE MBA ‘98

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