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KONE Announces Nicole Manzo as Leader of Americas Human Resources Organization

Trade Press Release Published 03/06/2017

New leader with over 20 years of HR leadership will advance KONE’s HR strategy to further improve HR services for all employees

LISLE, Ill. March 6, 2017 – KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, appoints Nicole Manzo as senior vice president of human resources for KONE Americas. She joins KONE from Abbott Diagnostics and has extensive experience in HR leadership with a resume also including Tetra Pak and 3COM Corporation.

As head of KONE Americas’ HR organization, Nicole will lead efforts to empower employees with modern, self-service tools, and advance the role that HR plays for the entire KONE Americas employee-base, approximately 7,000 employees. Nicole will be located at the KONE Americas headquarters in Lisle, Ill., as a direct report to Larry Wash, executive vice president for KONE Americas.

“Nicole is joining our team at an exciting time for the company,” said Larry Wash executive vice president for KONE Americas. “KONE strives to foster a collaborative culture where co-workers trust and respect each other and leaders inspire people to deliver the best results. We are thrilled to have Nicole join us, and we look forward to seeing her expertise put into action.”

The breadth of Nicole’s experience spans across all HR disciplines including coaching, strategy development and execution, employee engagement, talent acquisition, training and learning development, as well as employee benefits, payroll and rewards programs. She has spent time in a role abroad and led the design and deployment of HR transformation efforts for similar-sized organizations. Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree in human resources management from DePaul University.

For further information, please contact: Patrick O'Connell, director, marketing and communications, KONE, tel. +1 317 374 4960

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Patrick O’Connell

About KONE

At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2016, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.8 billion, and at the end of the year close to 52,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.


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