Business-to-business sales and operations veteran John Kenning has been named Group VP, Commercial for ADT North America. In this role, Kenning will lead the development of commercial strategy and sales generation in addition to installation delivery. He will have direct responsibility for all commercial sectors at ADT including national accounts, mid-tier accounts, advanced Integration and commercial installation.
Kenning brings proven sales and operations experience to ADT. Prior to joining the company, he served as Senior VP, Global Accounts and Global and North American partners for Toronto-based Nortel, a US$10.4 billion telecommunications equipment company. During his time at Nortel, Kenning created a global infrastructure to support sales, assessment, design and implementation of services in 86 countries.
"John brings a wealth of experience to this role with a proven track record of growing sales and supporting operations. At ADT, he will combine our commercial sales and installation teams to leverage operational efficiencies and deliver a quality customer experience," said John Koch, President, ADT Security Services.
Prior to joining ADT and his role at Nortel, Kenning, was a partner in Chicago-based N-1 Technologies, a privately-held IT consulting and investment firm that developed IT solutions for a number of Fortune 2000 companies. He has served as President and Director of Nanovation Technologies, a vendor for manufacturing, development and marketing of integrated optical components. Also, Kenning was Executive VP of Sales and Marketing for Comdisco, leading the team to revenue of $3.5 billion.
Kenning received his bachelor's degree in marketing from Miami University of Ohio.