Clay Nesler

Clay Nesler

Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability
Johnson Controls, Inc.

Clay Nesler is the Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability for the Building Efficiency business of Johnson Controls. In this role, he is responsible for energy and sustainability strategy, policy, innovation and the Johnson Controls Institute for Building Efficiency. He also serves on the company’s global environmental sustainability council. Since joining Johnson Controls in 1983, Clay has held a variety of leadership positions in research, development, marketing and strategy in both the United States and Europe.

Nesler is the vice-chair of the World Environment Center and serves on the advisory boards of the NRDC Center for Market Innovation and the University of Illinois Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering. Clay received BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a co-inventor on ten patents. He is a winner of the 2005 Corenet Global Innovator’s Award and the 2012 VERGE 25 award.