Senior Director, Public Relations
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Ron O'Brien has served as the senior director of public relations at Thermo Fisher Scientific since January 2010. As the primary point of contact for crisis communications response management, Ron conducts initial assessments, prepares media holding statements, trains spokespeople and provides continuous evaluation/monitoring until each situation is resolved. His responsibilities extend to all geographical locations and cover environmental health/safety, product liability, workplace violence and natural disasters.
Before joining Thermo Fisher Scientific, Ron served as director of corporate communications at AMRI, where he oversaw communications, integration efforts and marketing initiatives. Prior to that, he held various roles within Sophos and Osram Sylvania, including serving as director of corporate communications. Ron began his career at the National Employers Council. He earned his BS in public relations from Utica College of Syracuse University.