President and CEO, John Crane Group
Duncan Gillis was appointed to the role of President and CEO of John Crane Group in October 2012. John Crane is a global leader of engineered products and services to a global customer base across energy services and other major process industries. It is the largest division of Smiths Group, with 2012 revenues of more than $1.5 billion.
Previously, Mr. Gillis was President and CEO of the privately held Algeco Scotsman Group, the global leader in the modular space and secure storage industry with revenues of approximately $2 billion. He joined Algeco Scotsman in 2009. During his tenure, the company expanded globally while undergoing a major transformation program, resulting in a near doubling of revenues, improved operating and governance processes, and a more performance-driven culture.
From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Gillis held several leadership positions with United Technologies Corporation (UTC), including President of the Global Security Products Group and President of Carrier’s Asia-Pacific Region while based in Singapore. Prior to his tenure at UTC, Mr. Gillis held positions with Procter & Gamble and McKinsey & Company.
Mr. Gillis earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University, after which he served as an infantry officer (Airborne Ranger qualified) in the U.S. Army before returning for his master's degree in business administration from Cornell. He currently serves as a board member of the National Association of Manufacturers.