Reginald K. Layton
Vice President, Supplier Diversity
& Supply Chain Sustainability
Johnson Controls International
Reginald K. Layton is Vice President of Supplier Diversity & Supply Chain Sustainability for Johnson Controls, Inc. In this position, he is responsible for overseeing all diverse purchasing activities and supply chain sustainability initiatives company-wide. He has been with the Johnson Controls since 1997. Johnson Controls spent more than $1 billion each year with diverse firms since 2002. The company’s achievements have garnered prestigious recognition, as Johnson Controls was named Corporation of the Year in 2008 and 2003. Mr. Layton was named Minority Supplier Development Leader of the Year in 2013 and 2008, and Minority Business Enterprise Advocate of the Year in 2003 by the National Minority Supplier Development Council.
Mr. Layton’s role is to impact Johnson Controls’ future direction, strategies, and tactics in supplier diversity and supply chain sustainability in order to enhance value and improve resource efficiency. He has created and championed policies and processes to track and improve the company’s diversity purchasing performance and cascade sustainability best practices for conflict minerals and carbon disclosure to the Johnson Controls supply chain.
Before Johnson Controls, Mr. Layton worked for Bailey Controls Company as a project manager. Also, Mr. Layton held management positions in sales and human resources at Bailey Controls. Before Bailey Controls, Mr. Layton worked for Ameritrust Company where he held several analytical positions supporting the venture capital, banking services and corporate banking groups.
Reginald Layton received both his Bachelor’s Degree in Management Science in 1986 and Master’s in Economics in 1989 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He serves on the board of directors for the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) where he chairs the Field Operations Committee, and he serves as board chair for the Southwest Minority Business Council (SMSDC). He also serves as vice chair of the Billion Dollar Roundtable. In addition, he serves on the advisory board for the Minority Business Executive Program at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.