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James O'Toole Appointed VP and GM of Tyco Electronics Touch Solutions Business

Press release date: Nov 23, 2010

Elo TouchSystems Business Together with Sensitive Object to Expand into New Markets

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Nov. 23, 2010 - Tyco Electronics, a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, specialty products and subsea communication systems, announced a leadership change in its Touch Solutions business. James O'Toole is appointed Vice President and General Manager of the Touch Solutions business effective immediately. In his new role, James is assuming full responsibility for both Elo TouchSystems business and Sensitive Object and is succeeding Mark Mendenhall who, after building the successful Elo TouchSystems brand, has left the organization to pursue other endeavors.

Prior to taking the helm of the Touch Solutions business, James led the Circuit Protection business at Tyco Electronics, where he brought focus to the strategic direction, delivering profitable growth through the launch of innovative solutions and improved operations. As a worldwide industry pioneer for innovative touch technologies and products under the Elo TouchSystems brand and with the acquisition of Sensitive Object, Tyco Electronics is focused to leverage the strategic potential of the Touch Solutions business by expanding into new markets and applications, such as personal computers, consumer products, white goods and automotive. "With the new organization, we are better aligned to develop breakthrough innovative technologies and a rapidly evolving product portfolio," said James O'Toole. "By implementing these changes, we are strengthening our commitment to our customers to deliver innovative touch technology solutions."


Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, specialty products and subsea communication systems, with fiscal 2010 sales of US$12.1 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in a broad array of industries including automotive; data communication systems and consumer electronics; telecommunications; aerospace, defense and marine; medical; energy; and lighting. With approximately 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at


Tyco Electronics' Elo TouchSystems business is a leading brand in touch technology. The Elo TouchSystems portfolio encompasses the largest selection of touchscreen technologies, touchmonitors, and all-in-one touchcomputers for the demanding requirements of diverse applications, such as industrial, medical, POS, kiosks, retail, hospitality, transportation, office automation and gaming. Elo founders invented the touchscreen over 35 years ago. Since then, Elo touchscreens have delivered one common, powerful result ‑ advanced computer technology simplified for all users. For more information on Elo products and services, please contact 800-ELO-TOUCH (800-356-8682), or view Elo products website at or direct electronic mail inquiries to

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