Ryan Stafford was promoted to senior vice president and chief legal and human resources officer at Chicago-based circuit protection company Littelfuse. He joined the company in 2007, as its first general counsel. Before that, he was vice president of China operations and vice president and general counsel for the engineered products and services business segment at Tyco International Ltd. In the new role, he leads the company's legal, compliance, internal audit and human resources functions, as well as corporate marketing communications and company-wide Lean initiatives. Stafford received bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College and a law degree from the University of Maine School of Law.