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Tyco Fire Protection Products Appoints New Sales Director, Water Products

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Tyco Fire Protection Products
1400 Pennbrook Pkwy.
Lansdale, PA, 19446

Press release date: March 11, 2014

LANSDALE, Pa. – Tyco Fire Protection Products named Don Russell as the Sales Director, Water Products for the Americas region. In this role, Don has responsibility for the sales leadership of the company’s fire sprinklers, resale items and valves devices that use water to suppress or extinguish fires.

Don joined Tyco in 2004 as a Regional Manager for the GRINNELL Mechanical product segment, after spending 5 years with Victaulic, a mechanical pipe joining manufacturer. As Regional Manager, Don supported Tyco’s re-launch of the GRINNELL brand into the U.S., developing a go-to-market strategy, building a sales team and developing the market channel. As the mechanical business grew, Don was then promoted to Eastern Divisional Manager, and then again to Director of Sales for the company’s North American mechanical offering.

When Tyco wanted to further develop national accounts that required solutions across its numerous fire and mechanical products, Don took on the role of Director, National Accounts. In this role, he focused on building out relationships with the company’s U.S. restaurant, government, distribution and resellers customers who used Tyco special hazards fire suppression, fire sprinkler systems, and mechanical products.

In 2011, Don next accepted the position of Director of Sales, Eastern U.S., responsible for representing the company’s industry leading brands in addition to supporting national accounts. When Tyco acquired the mechanical piping company SHURJOINT in 2012, Don was a leading member of the team who integrated the SHURJOINT business into the overall Tyco mechanical sales offering.

Don is a graduate of The Ohio State University, and attended the Babson College Advanced Leadership Institute Executive Program.

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About Tyco Fire Protection Products
Tyco Fire Protection Products is a division of Tyco, the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company. As an industry leader, Tyco Fire Protection Products uses its global scale and deep expertise to drive innovation, advance safety and solve the unique challenges of customers in more than 190 countries worldwide. Every day, Tyco Fire Protection Products manufactures and delivers an unmatched range of detection and suppression systems, extinguishing agents, sprinkler systems, valves, piping products, fittings, fire-fighting equipment and services that helps its customers save lives and protect property. Its global technology portfolio includes fire suppression, fire detection and mechanical building product offerings sold under many of the world's best-known brands: ANSUL, CHEMGUARD, EZCARE, FIRECLASS, FLAMEVISION, GRINNELL, HYGOOD, LPG, NEURUPPIN, PYRO-CHEM, RAPID RESPONSE, SABOFOAM, SHURJOINT, SIMPLEX, SKUM, SPRINKCAD, THORN SECURITY, VIGILANT, WILLIAMS FIRE & HAZARD CONTROL, and ZETTLER. For more information, visit

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