Tyco’s Effort To Become A Model Of Corporate Governance Following Kozlowski Scandal Is Focus Of UNH CEO Forum Nov. 3

Contact: Lori Wright
603-862-0574
UNH Media Relations

Oct. 20, 2005



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DURHAM, N.H. – Three years ago, Eric Pillmore joined Tyco International to transform the company’s image following what Business Week called “one of the most spectacular governance failures in history.” How does a $40 billion company with 250,000 employees worldwide rebuild after such notoriety?

The UNH CEO Forum welcomes Pillmore, senior vice president of corporate governance, who will share the company’s strategy, outlining the crises and challenges that faced the new management team in mid-2002 as well as progress the company has made since then.

“Tyco’s Path to Becoming a World-Class Model of Corporate Governance,” will be held Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at the New England Conference Center. Coffee and networking begins at 8 a.m., with a buffet breakfast served at 8:30 a.m. The program starts at 9 a.m.

Pillmore assumed the newly created position of senior vice president of corporate governance for Tyco International in August 2002. He previously served as senior vice president, CFO and secretary of Multilink Technology Corporation. Prior to this service with Multilink, Pillmore held a variety of leadership positions with General Instrument and General Electric.

According to Tyco, the company believes that good governance requires not only an effective set of specific practices, but also a culture of responsibility throughout the firm. Recruiting and retaining directors and officers of proven leadership and personal integrity is essential, as is ensuring that all employees understand the company’s core values of integrity, teamwork, excellence, and accountability.

The CEO Forum is a membership program designed for corporate executives and senior managers. Nonmembers may attend for one-time membership trial of $79. To register or to become a member of the CEO Forum, call Barbara Draper at 603-862-1107, or e-mail her at barbara.draper@unh.edu. The registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 27.

Initiated in 1997, the CEO Forum is an outreach program of the UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics and the UNH Graduate School serving CEOs, presidents, and senior managers of companies in northern New England. The forum provides its members with opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with their peers in business and industry in an informal setting. The CEO Forum is sponsored by the law firm of Pierce Atwood and Ocean National Bank. For more information about the CEO Forum, visit http://www.unh-ceoforum.org.

EDITORS AND REPORTERS: If you are planning to attend the CEO Forum, please contact Lori Wright at lori.wright@unh.edu or 603-862-0574, as space is limited.