Onity™ Wins Prestigious AEDIPE Human 2012 Award for Focus on Customers and Employees

Oiartzun, Spain, August 11, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Borja Ibarrondo accepts award on behalf of Onity.

Onity, a world leader in electronic locking systems and solutions, received the Asociación Española de Dirección y Desarrollo de Personas (AEDIPE) Human 2012 Award, recognizing the its successful initiatives in managing, motivating and empowering employees across multiple cultures to better serve the customer. AEDIPE, the Spanish Association for Managerial and Human Development, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting human resource activities within organizations nationally and internationally. Onity is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

The AEDIPE Human Award was created to identify the best strategic business and human resources initiatives, and is presented in three different categories, innovation, internationalization and public sector / institutions. Onity won the distinguished internationalization award for its excellent work managing cultural changes and its, international focus. By implementing employees’ ideas, Onity was able to increase its commitment to both customers and employees, and focus on delivering positive business results.

Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE), a proprietary operating system used by Onity and United Technologies Corp., was a fundamental factor in obtaining the award because it provides a framework that empowers employees to better serve customers in diverse cultures.

“Onity has been focused on involving employees and increasing job satisfaction levels through communication, training, internal promotion and programs, such as ACE,” said Borja Ibarrondo, managing director, Onity - Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Employees are trained to use ACE and empowered to implement standard processes across the company. The program helps ensure world-class quality in products and services with a focus on process improvement and efficiency.”

“Onity employees are an essential and highly-valued pillar of our company’s growth and future success. This award is a welcome recognition and validation that their efforts are significant and appreciated,” Ibarrondo added.

About Onity
Onity supports the hospitality, commercial, education and military segments with a full spectrum of products that include electronic locks, electronic safes and energy management solutions. Onity is headquartered in Duluth, Ga. and has assembly operations in Mexico and Spain. Onity locking systems are used by customers in more than 115 countries around the globe. Onity is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.
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