Tyco Strengthens Media Relations Team
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Tyco Strengthens Media Relations Team

Tyco International has named David Polk as vice president, media relations and Gwendolyn Fisher as director, media relations.

Paul Holmes

PEMBROKE—Tyco International has named David Polk as vice president, media relations and Gwendolyn Fisher as director, media relations.

Polk joins Tyco from Raytheon Company, where he most recently served as vice president, communications for the company’s integrated defense systems business, overseeing all communications and public affairs activities for the segment, which produces the Patriot missile and other advanced defense systems.

In his new position, Polk will direct Tyco’s communications and media relations activities across the company and fulfill the role of primary company spokesperson and chief media strategist. He reports to Charles Young, senior vice president, marketing and communications.

Fisher comes to Tyco from Merck & Co., where she most recently held the position of manager, global product communications. She will serve as a company spokesperson and media strategist, directing special projects, and coordinating media activities with Tyco’s business segments.

Earlier this year, Tyco named Charles Young, formerly of GE Medical Systems, as senior vice president of corporate communications; former BancBoston executive Edward Arditte to head its investor relations function; and ABB veteran Fruzsine Harsanyi to lead public affairs.

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