George R. Oliver, President, Tyco Safety Products
September 26, 2008
George R. Oliver is president of Tyco Safety Products (TSP), as well as the leader of Tyco Electrical & Metal Products (TEMP). TSP designs, manufactures and sells fire detection and fire suppression products, breathing apparatus, intrusion security, access control, electronic article surveillance, and video management systems. TEMP designs, manufactures and sells galvanized steel tubes, armored wire and cable and other metal products. Oliver joined Tyco in 2006 as president of TSP, and was named as leader of the TEMP businesses in May 2007. Prior to joining the company, Oliver served in operational roles of increasing responsibility at several General Electric (GE) divisions. Until 2006, he was president and CEO of GE Water and Process Technologies, where he led all aspects of a $2B water-related products and services business with more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Oliver also served as president and CEO of GE Engine Services with global responsibility for the $5B aircraft engine services business. Additionally, he held leadership positions in GE’s Aircraft Engines and Appliances divisions. Oliver holds a Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.