NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyco (NYSE: TYC) announced today the appointment of Brian Young as Senior Vice President, Global Enterprise Sales. In this newly created role, Mr. Young will lead the development of the sales function across the company's business lines globally and will have direct management responsibility for Tyco's Retail Solutions and Global Accounts businesses. Most recently, Mr. Young served as Vice President, Global Sales Operations, for 3M. He reports to George Oliver, Tyco's Chief Executive Officer, and serves on Tyco's Management Team and Executive Council.
"We are pleased to have an accomplished executive such as Brian join us in this critical role," said Mr. Oliver. "To achieve our growth strategy, we need to sharpen our customer focus and develop a superior go-to-market model and sales management approach. Brian's combination of world-class sales and business leadership experiences will enable us to deliver those as well as develop a culture of commercial excellence across the company."
Before joining Tyco, Mr. Young had a 28-year career with 3M, where he advanced through a series of sales, sales management and business leadership roles in North America and Europe. Prior to his most recent role, he led 3M's Canada and Netherlands businesses and the company's Aerospace division. Previously, Mr. Young was Director, Six Sigma, for 3M's Industrial and Transportation business and held a series of sales, sales management and business development roles over 19 years in the Automotive Aftermarket business, beginning as a sales representative in 1985. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and general business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Tyco (NYSE: TYC) is the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services. A company with $10+ billion in annual revenue, Tyco has over 65,000 employees in more than 1,000 locations across 50 countries serving various end markets, including commercial, institutional, governmental, retail, industrial, energy, residential and small business. For more information, visit www.tyco.com.