Former Honeywell Exec Sohovich to Lead Chamberlain Group

JoAnna Sohovich will oversee the company’s global operations, including the LiftMaster and Chamberlain access control brands.

ELMHURST, Ill. – The Chamberlain Group (CGI), maker of LiftMaster and Chamberlain access control brands, announced today that JoAnna Sohovich has been appointed CEO.

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“We are very excited about the strategic expertise JoAnna will provide our company,” says Craig Duchossois, CEO of CGI parent company The Duchossois Group. “Her background and values made her the obvious fit for this position, and we are looking forward to her leadership and insight.”

Sohovich has previously served in executive roles with Honeywell and Stanley Black & Decker, where she most recently served as global president of the $1.6 billion Stanley Engineered Fastening. Sohovich began her career as an officer in the United States Navy and holds a B.S. in Economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

“JoAnna’s depth of experience coupled with strong leadership capabilities make her a welcome addition to CGI,” says Bob Markwart, president, LiftMaster Americas.

As CEO of CGI, Sohovich will oversee the company’s global operations. With a strong background in quality, Sohovich has a track record of delivering innovative products, according to a press release. She also has experience developing customer-centric strategies and leading teams concentrated on residential, commercial and industrial connectivity.

“CGI’s products are becoming more integrated into the connected lives of their users,” says Sohovich, referring to the MyQ connectivity technology embedded in LiftMaster and Chamberlain products. “We will continue to drive innovation, while maintaining industry-leading quality throughout our manufacturing processes.”

Brad Opel, executive vice president of Chamberlain Americas says Sohovich is joining CGI at the perfect time. “Her IoT and technology experience will be an asset to our connectivity strategy,” he says.

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