Otis Worldwide Corporation this week announced the election of Judy Marks as chair of the company's board of directors, effective Feb. 3, 2022.

Marks will continue as president and CEO of the Farmington-based elevator manufacturer, a role she has held since 2019.

Marks succeeds Chris Kearny, who served as executive chair since Otis became an independent, publicly traded company in April 2020.

He will remain on the board while John Walker will continue as lead independent director.

In a statement, the company noted its strong financial performance under Marks' leadership, "driving near and long-term strategic priorities while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and related macro-economic pressures."

"Judy has proven to be an exceptional leader—setting a vision, creating an environment of success, removing obstacles and driving results," Walker said on behalf of the board.