Jim DeVries promoted to ADT’s CEO as Tim Whall retires
ADT recently announced that Jim DeVries, president of ADT, will be promoted to CEO, succeeding Tim Whall, who will retire on Nov. 30, after a decades-long career in the security industry.
DeVries will also be appointed to the company’s board of directors following the transition. Whall will remain on the company’s board and serve as an advisor to ADT.
“The company has strengthened its core operations and is successfully executing on its strategy, and both the board and I believe that now is the right time to initiate this transition of leadership responsibilities,” said Whall in a statement. “Jim DeVries has led many of the company’s recent operational and strategic improvements as Chief Operating Officer and president, making him well-positioned to succeed me as Chief Executive Officer. Today the fundamentals of our business are strong and I am confident that under the leadership of Jim and the current management team, ADT will continue to perform and deliver on its long-term growth plans.”
DeVries added, “I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead this talented team as we continue to drive operational excellence with the customer as our true north. Together, we will execute our strategies to innovate the customer experience, enhance our service capabilities, and deliver value for all stakeholders. ADT, including our dealer partners, has an exciting future ahead and I am energized by the opportunity to further establish the company as an innovative leader. I look forward to working closely with Tim to ensure a seamless transition.”