Can This Man Save Tyco?

Ed Breen is undoing the scandalous excesses of the Kozlowski era to give the company a new start. Now he needs to deliver profits

Ed Breen, the man who succeeded the infamous Dennis Kozlowski as CEO of Tyco, took time off from the job in mid-November to speak at Grove City College, his alma mater. "I get goose bumps when I walk into this chapel," Breen told the assembly at the small Christian college in rural Pennsylvania. A churchgoer known for his plain lifestyle, Breen has never forgotten the old-fashioned values he learned as a student. "Humility, service and lifting the human spirit work as well in the boardroom as they do in the classroom," he said. That same week his flamboyant predecessor at Tyco,...

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