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Chubb, a Division of UTC Appoints Robert M. Aquilino
to Second Stint as Onity President 
Aquilino’s direction spurred Onity to global leadership in electronic security and energy management solutions for hospitality and commercial applications

ATLANTA — FEB. 6, 2004 — Robert M. Aquilino, who as president spearheaded the global growth of Onity from 1997 until 2001, is returning as Onity’s president. He was named to the position by Chubb, a division of United Technologies (UTC), Onity’s Hartford, CT-based parent company, and assumes his leadership role at Onity in early February.

Atlanta-based Onity is the leading global provider of electronic security and energy-management solutions for the hospitality industry and other commercial markets. Under Aquilino’s leadership from 1997 to 2001, Onity, then known as Tesa Entry Systems, was repositioned as an international, business-to-business, solutions and service company, and its distribution expanded from 23 to more than 115 countries.

For the past two years, Aquilino has served as President and C.E.O. of Innotek Inc. that, after its consolidation with Invisible Fence Inc., became the leading supplier of pet containment and training products in the United States. Aquilino’s background includes 16 years with PepsiCo in both U.S. and international executive positions with that company’s Pepsi Cola and Frito Lay divisions. As Vice President of Business Development for Frito Lay, Aquilino oversaw development of the division’s global export strategy in second-tier markets. At Pepsi Cola, Aquilino led various business units and was General Manager of the Fountain and Vending Division for Southern Europe, headquartered in Rome, Italy.
“We welcome Bob as a returning President to Onity and wish him continued success in re-establishing the high-performance culture that led Onity to its leadership position in the electronic security and energy-management business,” said Olivier Robert, President of Chubb, a UTC company, in announcing Aquilino’s appointment.

Aquilino, an Atlanta resident, is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. He has served his community with service on the boards of charities including the Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Sting Out Drugs, Stop SIDS and, while in Rome, the USO. Aquilino is active in other community and professional organizations, including the Young Presidents Foundation and the Society of International Business Fellows. 

About Onity
Onity (formerly TESA Entry Systems, Inc.), the leading global provider of electronic locking systems, offers innovative technological solutions and services for the Hospitality, Corporate, Education, Government and Marine markets. The company’s ever-expanding family of electronic solutions today includes electronic locks, related smartcard solutions, in-room safes, closed circuit television surveillance systems, and Senercomm® energy management solutions. Onity has R&D and manufacturing operations in Spain, Mexico and the U.S., as well as an extensive sales and service network that spans more than 115 countries around the globe. With innovative solutions specially designed to meet clients’ changing needs, Onity continues to provide real progress — technological advancements in facility management and maintenance for unparalleled convenience and time and cost savings. 

For more information on Onity’s electronic hospitality solutions, please contact Pascal Metivier, VP of Global Sales and Marketing, at +1 770-582-8116, Web Site:

 …Turning on clients to the promises of progress, and unlocking the potential of partnering the very best minds and technologies.

Onity World Headquarters: 
Toll-free line 1-800-424-1433; p
hone 1-770-447-4105; 

Pascal Metivier
VP Global Sales & Marketing
  Tel: +1-770- 582-8116

Asia/Pacific Office
Phone ++61-293-160900

Europe/Middle East/Africa Office
Phone ++34-943-448300

Latin America Office
Phone ++55-113-0311909

North America Office
Phone: 1-770-935-4228

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