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Matthew Tanzer

Matthew Tanzer

Johnson Controls
Vice President, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Milwaukee, WI, USA

Matt Tanzer is Vice President, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for Johnson Controls, where he is responsible for developing and managing JCI’s global compliance programs and policies,  Matt and his team work closely with senior management and JCI’s businesses to promote a culture of ethics and integrity worldwide, as well as provide legal advice, counseling, education and business support with regard to the myriad global compliance requirements facing the company.

Matt previously served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel for Tyco International, managing the legal function for Tyco’s global Products businesses, as well as the Intellectual Property and Labor, Employment and Benefits law teams.  From June 2015 to November 2016, Matt simultaneously served as GM of Tyco’s Foam & Specialty Chemicals businesses, using his regulatory expertise to successfully guide those businesses through a complete product line transformation to meet new environmental standards.   

From 2006 – 2013, Matt served as Tyco’s Chief Compliance Officer where he and his team developed Tyco’s Global Compliance Program  into an industry-recognized leader which was credited with helping to restore Tyco’s previously tarnished reputation.  Prior to joining Tyco, Matt spent 12 years with General Electric in a variety of legal and compliance roles, as well as several years at a major New England law firm.

Matt started his career as an environmental lawyer, and has substantial expertise in international environment, health and safety requirements.  Matt earned his law degree at Harvard Law School, a Master’s Degree in Oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Cornell University.  Matt joined Tyco/JCI in March 2004.


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