SimplexGrinnell appoints new president

Bob Chauvin takes over on Oct. 1
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

WESTMINSTER, Mass.—Robert Chauvin, a 30-year veteran of SimplexGrinnell will take over as president on Oct. 1., the company announced today.

He will succeed Jim Spicer, another long-time SimplexGrinnell employee, who is retiring after serving three years as president.

Part of Tyco International, SimplexGrinnell provides fire alarm, fire sprinkler, fire suppression, emergency communications, integrated security, sound and communications, and nurse call systems and services. It has one million customers and 150 local offices.

Chauvin has been VP of northern operations since 2004. Before that he was CFO and held leadership roles in business planning and marketing.

According to today’s press release, “Chauvin has been strongly committed to making SimplexGrinnell an integral part of the communities in which it does business. He serves as vice chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Way of North Central Massachusetts, and has helped spearhead Tyco’s support for United Way Youth Venture, a youth leadership program that got its start in North Central Massachusetts. Chauvin received a Tyco Chairman’s Award in 2008 from Tyco CEO Ed Breen and served for several years on the Tyco Diversity and Inclusion Council.”

In a prepared statement, Jim Spicer said: “Bob has impeccable credentials and brings an exemplary record of leadership and accomplishment to this critical position as president of one of Tyco’s key businesses.” He called Chauvin, “highly qualified to lead SimplexGrinnell.”

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