ADT Commercial Security is now Tyco Integrated Security

John Kenning departs ADT, Brian McDonald takes over for Kenning in interim role
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Tyco is making progress in its planned split into three independent publicly traded companies. Tomorrow, March 28, the first day of ISC West, the company will announce that it is rebranding ADT's North American commercial security business as “Tyco Integrated Security.”

After the split, the three independent companies will be: Flow Control; ADT Residential; and the commercial fire and security business, which will be known as Tyco International, said Jay Hauhn, ADT CTO. "Tyco Integrated Security" is commercial security business unit of Tyco International.

“We will announce our new name externally on March 28 and begin using it June 30. Over the coming months, we will also aggressively introduce and advertise the name in the market to ensure customers, partners and prospects continue to think of us first when they think of commercial security in North America,” Brian McDonald, interim president, Tyco Integrated Security, wrote in a March 26 internal announcement obtained by Security Systems News.

McDonald took on the role of interim president about one month ago, according to sources familiar with the internal transition. He takes over for John Kenning, who left ADT at about the same time. Kenning joined ADT in May 2010 when ADT split into two separate organizations: ADT Residential and Small Business  led by John Koch, and ADT North America Commercial led by John Kenning. Both Kenning and Koch reported to Naren Gursahaney.

After the planned split into three companies, the ADT Residential business, as was announced earlier, will be run by Naren Gursahaney.

McDonald joined Tyco in 2004 as SimplexGrinnell director of sales after 12 years at UTC. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer, Tyco Fire Protection Services, according to his LinkedIn profile.

McDonald reports to George Oliver, CEO of Commercial Fire & Security. In the March 26 memo, McDonald said that plans are  “also well underway to finalize the name of our new Fire & Security company, and we are on target for an August announcement.”

Tyco Integrated Security has about 200 branch offices, many of which share space with ADT Residential and Small business. Plans for the physical separation of those two businesses is underway and will be completed before the split, Hauhn said.