PEMBROKE, Bermuda—Tyco International, rebuilding its reputation after being implicated in the corporate scandals of last year, has named Fruzsina Harsanyi as vice president of public affairs. Harsanyi will report to Tim Flanigan, general counsel, corporate and international law, and work from Tyco’s offices in Washington D.C.
She joins Tyco from ABB, where she served as senior vice president, public affairs and corporate communications.
Working with senior management and with Tyco divisions around the world, Harsanyi will be responsible for managing the company’s government affairs and advocacy initiatives at the state, federal and international levels. She will also serve as a primary representative for Tyco on public policy issues affecting the Company’s businesses and interests worldwide.
According to Flanigan, “The appointment of Fruzsina Harsanyi is a substantial step forward in our efforts to build a strong leadership team, reinvigorate Tyco’s reputation and establish a substantive and respected presence in the Washington community.”
At ABB, Harsanyi managed all aspects of U.S. government relations and corporate communications for the $23 billion global technology company. A member of ABB’s U.S. Management Committee and global executive team, she also played a key role in establishing and strengthening the ABB brand in North America.
Prior to joining ABB, Harsanyi was vice president for government affairs for Combustion Engineering, director of government relations at The Continental Group and special assistant in the office of legislation and intergovernmental relations at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Earlier this year, Tyco named Charles Young, formerly of GE Medical Systems, as senior vice president of corporate communications and former BancBoston executive Edward Arditte to head its investor relations function.