Dean S. Seavers is Executive Director of US and Executive Director at National Grid plc since April 1, 2015. Mr. Seavers has been the President of National Grid USA Service Company, Inc. since December 2014.
He was previously president & CEO of GE Security, a leading supplier of security and life safety technologies with operations in more than 35 countries and approximately $1.8 billion in annual sales. GE Security offers one of the industry's broadest product portfolios, including explosives and narcotics detection, intrusion and access control, video surveillance, key management, and fire detection.
In September 2007, Mr. Seavers was named president & CEO of GE Security. He succeeds A. Louis Parker, who is moving to a new role leading strategic initiatives reporting to Lloyd Trotter, GE vice chairman and president and CEO of GE Industrial. He joined GE from his most recent role as President of SimplexGrinnell, a $2 billion Tyco subsidiary that specializes in fire detection, sprinkler, suppression, and related services.
Mr. Seavers began his career in advertising and product planning at Ford Motor Company. From there, he held a series of leadership roles, including Operations Manager of KFC National Management Company for PepsiCo, Managing Director/Co-Owner for Flex-Tech Communications, Manager of Brand Transformation for Allied Domecq Retailing, and Director of Operations Planning & Strategy for Burger King Corp. In 2000, he moved into the fire and life safety industry with ADT, joining the company as the Regional Vice President of Operations. Mr. Seavers served as Senior Vice President, Operations for ADT Security Services from 2001 to 2004, before being promoted to President of SimplexGrinnell in 2004.
Mr. Seavers was also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Fire Protection Association and most recently he has been a lead network member at City Light Capital and President and Chief Executive of Red Hawk Fire & Security, LLC and currently holds an external appointment as a Board member of Red Hawk Fire & Security, LLC
Seavers graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in business from Kent State University and earned a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University.
Seavers and his wife have two children and reside in Florida