ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions – Critical Infrastructure (AAGS-CI) has announced the hiring of Mark Pekovitch as ALWIN and Alkey Solutions product manager. Working from the Chicago area, Pekovitch reports to managing director Jerry Burhans. Among his responsibilities will be to work with the team at the CLIQ Competence Center in Texas.

“I’m excited to work with the ALCEA team and bring their product line to life here in the U.S.,” said Pekovitch. “Working and collaborating with some of the brightest people in the industry who are associated with one of the largest security companies in the world is a dream come true.”

“I have a vast working knowledge of many ASSA ABLOY product lines in the physical hardware space,” he continued. “I’m looking forward to building my awareness of their software and electronics packages, including the ALWIN and Alkey product lines. My ability to use analytics to research market trends and overcome challenges will be an asset and help successfully grow these products.”

Pekovitch joins AAGS-CI after working at Eberhard Manufacturing — formerly Illinois Lock — for 13 years, the last four as product engineer/manager. He interacted with customer design teams worldwide to solve their access solutions, and designed continuous improvement programs that increased efficiencies. He also supervised and mentored designers with DFM, NPI and project management principals to achieve team goals.

“Over the course of my career, my skill set and competencies have established me as a reliable solution provider for access and security hardware challenges,” Pekovitch said. “This includes solutions to meet different needs, from simple cam locks and padlock applications to more advanced options such as high security triple-bitted locks and electro-mechanical integrations for controlling multiple access points. By joining the team, I hope to build a stronger and more sustainable critical infrastructure group.”

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