NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyco (NYSE: TYC) today announced the appointment of Stephen Wasdick as Vice President, Global Communications. In this role, Mr. Wasdick serves as the company's chief communications officer, with global responsibility for external communications, media relations, internal communications, marketing, web and social media strategies. He also serves on the company's Executive Council. Based in Princeton, N.J., he reports to Judith Reinsdorf, Executive Vice President & General Counsel.
"We are pleased to have Steve join us in this key role," said Ms. Reinsdorf. "In particular, his experience directing a range of external and internal communications initiatives for companies in transition will be an asset as Tyco continues its transformation into an operating company."
"We have made good progress in the first year of our growth strategy as a pure-play fire and security company, and we look forward to Steve's leadership in supporting our strategy with effective communications both inside and outside the company," said Tyco Chief Executive Officer George Oliver.
Mr. Wasdick joins Tyco with more than 25 years of communications experience at major corporations. Prior to Tyco, he was Vice President, Global Media Relations & External Communications, for global insurer ACE Group from 2008 to 2013, where he was responsible for worldwide media relations, financial communications, global website, social media, executive communications and other external relations strategies. From 2003 to 2008, he served as Director, Communications and Program Management, with Alcatel-Lucent and Lucent Technologies, where he led employee communications, human resources and community relations initiatives. Previously, he held a series of external and internal communications management positions at Prudential, Travelers and Aetna. Mr. Wasdick holds a bachelor's degree in Communication from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.
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 revenue, Tyco has approximately 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 the new www.tyco.com.