Aug 15, 2007
BERWYN, Pa., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tyco Electronics Ltd. (NYSE: TEL)(BSX: TEL) today announced that Michael Robinson has been named as the company's senior vice president of operations. In this newly-created position, Robinson reports directly to Tyco Electronics Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tom Lynch. Robinson has been charged with leading the company's strategic purchasing, manufacturing, logistics and quality assurance functions -- as well as Six Sigma and "lean" process improvements. He will work from Tyco Electronics' U.S. headquarters offices in Berwyn, Pa.
CEO Tom Lynch said, "Our top strategic priority is improving Tyco Electronics' operating margins. Michael will be a valuable new addition to the team in light of our increased focus on operational rigor and its contribution to margin improvement. Operational excellence, taken in combination with our ongoing portfolio and manufacturing simplification, will be key to achieving our operating margin goal of at least 15 percent in the next three years."
Robinson joins Tyco Electronics from a 27-year career at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), where he most recently served as vice president of operations for the Residential and Light Commercial International business at UTC's Carrier Corporation. In that position, he led the business' entire operations function, including manufacturing, quality, continuous improvement, supply chain, logistics and product launch. Prior to his work with Carrier Corporation, he held several other general and senior management positions at Pratt & Whitney.
Robinson holds a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University in New York, U.S. and a master's degree from Boston University in Massachusetts, U.S.
ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS
Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions and wireless systems, with 2006 sales of US$12.8 billion to customer locations in more than 150 countries. Tyco Electronics designs, manufactures and markets products for customers in industries from automotive, appliances and aerospace and defense to telecommunications, computers and consumer electronics. With over 8,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is its customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at http://www.tycoelectronics.com/.
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