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Q&A With Tyco SVP Governance Eric Pillmore

Matt Kelly | August 3, 2004

This profile is the latest in a series of weekly conversations with executives at U.S. public companies who are currently involved in establishing and developing compliance programs. An index of previous conversations is available here.

You volunteered for this job—lots of people would guess you’re a glutton for punishment. What was your thinking?

Well, it was an historic time for the country and the financial markets. It was a company with a very solid and sound set of businesses, and a solid business model that had some problems that needed to be addressed.

In my past I’d lived through a bribery scandal at a Japanese joint-venture, arriving after the fact and implementing a number of corrective actions. I got a lot of satisfaction out of doing that, and I had a lot of confidence there were lots of employees and shareholders who would appreciate solid...

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