Longtime Carmel-based Allegion executive shifting to new role

Tim Eckersley, the longtime Carmel-based executive who leads security-products maker Allegion Plc’s America’s division, will be shifting to a new role next month as part of a wider corporate reorganization.

Effective Jan. 1, Eckersley will become senior vice president of a newly formed business unit called Allegion International, which includes all the Dublin, Ireland-based company’s operations outside of the Americas.

The company said it hasn’t yet determined where Eckersley will be based once he assumes his new role. He has been president and senior vice president of the Americas unit in Carmel for the last seven years. Before that, he spent six years leading Ingersol’s domestic commercial division in Carmel.

Allegion’s North American headquarters are in Carmel. The company currently operates three business units: Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe/Middle East/India/Africa, which it refers to as EMEA.

On Tuesday, Allegion announced that it will consolidate its Asia-Pacific and EMEA business units into a new unit, Allegion International, leaving the company with two business units: Americas and International.

Allegion has not yet named Eckersley’s successor as leader of the company’s Americas region. Allegion Chairman, President and CEO David Petratis will fill that role on an interim basis.

The company has been working on the restructuring for several months. In April, it announced that it planned to streamline the company and its reduce costs. Allegion told IBJ on Tuesday that it has made a small reduction in its corporate support workforce, affecting about 1% of Indianapolis-area jobs.

The company has more than 11,000 employees overall, including more than 1,300 in central Indiana.

Allegion’s operations include 32 production and assembly facilities in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Its 2019 revenues were $2.9 billion.

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