Women’s science & tech group to present awards to Tyco Security Products’ Anita Santos, Kristy Dunchak

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WEST will recognize the pair June 16

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WESTFORD, MA. June 7, 2016 – Tyco Security Products is proud to announce that Anita Santos, Tyco Security Products’ Vice President of Marketing, is the recipient of a Woman of the Future Award from WEST (Women Entrepreneurs in Science & Technology), an organization that provides a forum for women working in science and technology industries. Kristy Dunchak, Director of Product Management at Tyco Security Products, will also be recognized as an Up and Coming Awardee at the awards ceremony and panel discussion, on June 16, 6:00-9:00 PM in Cambridge, Mass. 

WEST’s Women of the Future Awards honor role models who can substantially influence the development and growth of women and their careers.  Santos will be recognized for her achievements at the 2016 event, together with Anne Heatherington, Vice President and Head of Quantitative Clinical Sciences at Pfizer, and Amy Schulman, Chief Executive Officer of Lyndra, Inc. and Arsia Therapeutics.

“It is an honor to receive one of the 2016 Woman of the Future Awards from WEST, an organization whose spirit and mission match my own belief in the power of mentorship among women working in science and technology,” said Santos, from Tyco Security Products. “It is with pleasure that I will also be introducing my colleague Kristy Dunchak as a WEST Up and Coming leader, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding women from the next generation of women leaders. Kristy has over 15 years of experience in the technology industry and is most deserving of this WEST Award.”

As Tyco Security Products’ vice president of marketing, Santos leads the company's business and marketing strategy development for its video security, access control, location-based security and intrusion security solutions. With over 18 years of B2B marketing and sales experience, Santos has a history of success in new product development, positioning strategies and channel management.

In addition, Santos is an SEC accredited investor and owner of Ascend Investments LLC, an angel investment firm. She is an advisory member of Astia Angels, which provides women-led start-ups with access to capital, and is a Pipeline Fellow. Santos earned an M.B.A. from Suffolk University and a B.S. in business administration in marketing and finance from Merrimack College.

Dunchak has managed Integration Solutions and Programs for Tyco Security Products since 2014 and recently launched the Cyber Protection Program, a holistic approach to cyber security used by the company for more than five years.  She also manages the Proximex Surveillint PSIM solution, victor video management software and The Connected Partner Program. Employing her marketing and product development expertise, she has introduced and managed more than 20 global products into the market for Tyco Security Products, Tyco Fire Protection Products, and General Electric.

For more information on WEST’s Women of the Future Awards, please visit WEST’s website.

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About Tyco Security Products
Tyco Security Products is a unified group of the most comprehensive world-leading premium access control, video, location-based tracking and intrusion solutions in the security industry. Tyco Security Products conducts business in over 177 countries around the world, in multiple languages and employs over 2,800 employees globally, including research and development, marketing, manufacturing, sales, service and logistics teams in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Our products, built by developers from all product disciplines, consistently allow customers to see more, do more, and save more across multiple industries and segments including healthcare, government, transportation, finance, retail, commercial and residential.  Worldwide, Tyco Security Products helps protect 42% of Fortune 500 companies, transportation systems on five continents, 37% of the world’s top 100 retailers, over two million commercial enterprises, thousands of students in more than 900 educational facilities, and over five million private residences.

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