Jim DeVries Named President of ADT

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ADT, the leader in security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in North America, today announced that Jim DeVries has been named President. DeVries, who previously served as ADT’s Chief Operating Officer, will continue to report to ADT Chief Executive Officer, Tim Whall.

DeVries joined ADT in May 2016 from Allstate, where he last served as the Executive Vice President, Allstate Brand Operations, responsible for leading a team of over 7,000 people.

In this new role, Jim will be responsible for ADT’s sales and marketing efforts, installation and field service, customer care and support, business operations, national account operations, human resources, and ADT’s nationwide authorized dealer network.

“Jim’s leadership style and experience in large, complex organizations has made a significant impact on the ADT turnaround since joining our organization last May,” said Tim Whall, Chief Executive Officer of ADT. “We’re growing our business by retaining our current customer base, acquiring new customers more effectively, delivering upon our customer experience promise, and managing the daily business to improve operational efficiency – all the components that will create our winning formula. I’m confident in Jim’s ability to successfully lead the company, execute our plans, accelerate our growth, and make ADT an even stronger leader in the marketplace.”

ADT also announced several other key leadership changes. Jamie Haenggi has been named Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, assuming responsibility for ADT’s National Sales Center (NSC) in addition to her current role as Chief Marketing Officer. Dan Bresingham, previously Chief of Staff, has been named ADT’s Chief Administrative Officer, spearheading ADT’s merger and acquisitions strategy, Business Operations, and Human Resources. Steve Hopkins, currently an interim leader for ADT’s Canadian operations, has formally been named President, ADT Canada. Jamie, Dan, and Steve will report directly to Jim DeVries.

“I am honored to assume this role at an important and exciting time for ADT, and to help accelerate the positive momentum we have achieved over the past year,” said DeVries. “I see tremendous opportunity to continue to grow our business, and along with 18,000 ADT associates, create a world-class security company for our customers and employees.”

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About ADT
ADT is a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in the United States and Canada. ADT’s broad and pioneering set of products and services, including ADT Pulse® interactive home and business solutions, and health services, meet a range of customer needs for today’s active and increasingly mobile lifestyles. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

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