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Nortek Security & Control Appoints New Executives

Christopher Larocca is named CEO and Darren Learmonth is the new CTO.

Nortek Security & Control (NSC) has announced that Christopher Larocca has joined the organization as chief executive officer (CEO) and Darren Learmonth as chief technology officer (CTO). Larocca and Learmonth bring a demonstrated track record of outstanding business and technology leadership into their key executive leadership positions.

Christopher Larocca
Christopher Larocca

Larocca will lead the company’s 700 employees across its security, control, access, and digital health business units, addressing intelligent home and commercial automation environments. Larocca will ensure the company’s portfolio strategy, including its AI deep-learning video analytics software and family of brands, remain disruptive industry leaders.

Prior to joining NSC, Larocca was the CEO at Luminance Brands, a consortium of seven leading divisions that developed and manufactured lighting products, energy controls, connected home, and smart lighting solutions. He has also held CEO and executive management positions at Dover Corporation, General Electric, and EMCORE Corporation.

Darren Learmonth
Darren Learmonth

Complementing the appointment of Larocca, Learmonth joins the NSC executive leadership team as its new CTO. He is responsible for all engineering and product line management departments. Capitalizing on more than 25 years of experience in defining and quickly bringing new products to market, Learmonth will take a leadership role in efficiently executing the company’s IoT, solutions-based strategies, including a list of product launches slated for this year.

Before joining NSC, Learmonth was a CTO at Assa Abloy, a leading global supplier of security solutions. In addition, he has held other CTO and senior vice president positions at HID Global and Thales E-Security. Darren holds a degree in Microelectronics and Software engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Larocca and Learmonth are both based at the company’s Carlsbad, CA headquarters where Learmonth reports directly to Larocca.

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