Bob Chauvin is an accomplished senior executive with proven success in accelerating profitable growth, increasing customer satisfaction, and building strong, highly focused teams. As of January 31, 2016, Chauvin retired from his role as President of Tyco SimplexGrinnell, a $2.3 billion fire protection, security and life-safety installation and services business with over one million customers in North America. A longtime industry leader, Tyco SimplexGrinnell is a key business in Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company. During the final five years of his tenure, Chauvin led a team of 10,000 employees and was responsible for the strategy, vision profitability of both Tyco SimplexGrinnell and Tyco Integrated Fire & Security, Canada.
Since Chauvin was named President of Tyco SimplexGrinnell in September 2010, the company has delivered consistent growth in revenues and operating income, fueled in large part by a strong service business with over $600 million in recurring revenues. He implemented a model program for measuring customer satisfaction and built a performance culture where employees are passionate about the work they do and committed to giving back to their local communities. Chauvin takes that community commitment to heart, serving on the Board of Directors of the United Way of North Central Massachusetts and spearheading Tyco SimplexGrinnell’s support for United Way Youth Venture–an innovative, student-led youth leadership and community improvement program. United Way Youth Venture is a key component of Tyco Cares, Tyco’s global brand for supporting safer, smarter communities. Chauvin also serves on the Board of Trustees of Heywood Hospital in Gardner, Massachusetts.
Chauvin spent 35 years in the life-safety industry with Tyco and SimplexGrinnell, which was acquired by Tyco in 2000. Before assuming the role of President of Tyco SimplexGrinnell, he held a number of senior leadership roles within the company, including vice president of northern operations and vice president & chief financial officer. He also held leadership roles in marketing, financial planning & analysis and corporate accounting.
With the announcement of Chauvin’s retirement as President, he is still actively engaged with the company, consulting for Tyco.
Chauvin lives in Lexington, Massachusetts. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut and an MBA degree from Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts.