August 1, 2006
GEâ€™s Security Business, Bradenton, Fla., announced that three new executives joined GE Security as part of the companyâ€™s continuing effort to provide leadership in the security market and total, integrated solutions to dealers, distributors, integrators and end-users.
Tammee Thompson joined GE Security as the president of GE Security-Asia. Based in Shanghai, China, Thompsonâ€™s responsibilities include leading the GE Security team and its channel partners in Asia to provide comprehensive GE security solutions to the continentâ€™s security-conscious end-user organizations.
Barry Glickman is GE Securityâ€™s chief marketing officer. He will lead the companyâ€™s branding and marketing efforts and define the companyâ€™s growth strategies.
Ron Nesbitt is the chief security officer for GE Security. As a member of the security leadership team, the former FBI special agent is responsible for managing the global security and crisis management operations for GE Security, ensuring the physical security of its people, facilities and operations.
SentryNet held its 11th annual dealer conference in April in Tunica, Miss., at the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel. More than 100 dealers from eight states attended the two-day event, which was devoted to developing marketing plans for SentryNet dealers to sell video monitoring.
Micro Key Software, Kissimmee, Fla., president Wayne Torrens raised $5,694 (a personal best) for his participation in the Central Florida 2006 Bright House Networks MS-150 ride for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For the last five years Torrens has been involved as a member of the Lockheed Martin team. The team, consisting of 125 members, contributed $64,790 of the $881,000 collected this year. Torrens has participated in MS events every year since 1996 and from 2003 to 2005 took part in both the PGA Tour and Central Florida MS-150 rides. His efforts have brought in contributions exceeding $20,000. He is thankful to all that have sponsored him through the years and is looking forward to another record year in 2007.
Intertek ETL SEMKO, Chicago, expanded its product safety testing and certification with its ETL Listed mark to now include a more comprehensive range of residential fire and burglar security systems. The move into these life safety and security segments gives manufacturers a product safety certification alternative in the ETL Listed mark that can quicken their productsâ€™ time-to-market.
Security Services & Technologies (SST) received an award from Tyco vice president Jim Kelly, standing tall as he congratulates SSTâ€™s executive management team: John Nemerofsky, president global accounts division; Tom Catagnus, regional president; and Frank Brewer, CEO. Software House, a division of Tyco International, has sold access control system number 10,000 through their No. 1 Enterprise Integrator, SST, based in Valley Forge, Pa. In 11 years, SST has reached another milestone by selling serial number 10,000 of Software Houseâ€™s C-Cure 800 security system to TEK Systems in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. SST is an Enterprise Dealer for Software House and other major products with limited distribution. SST is a division of FirstService and is a global systems integrator with offices throughout the United States and Canada.
Adesta LLC, Omaha, Neb., announced that Thomas Gillette joined its senior management team as vice president of security operations. With 30 years of security experience, Gillette will direct and coordinate the operational activities of Adestaâ€™s three security divisions. He is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security and National Defense Industrial Association.
SecurityNet member VTI Security (Videotronix Inc.), Burnsville, Minn., appointed John Nowak as general manager of VTI offices in Golden and Colorado Springs, Colo., according to Thomas Asp, CEO and president of the security systems integration company. Nowak will have overall responsibility for sales, marketing, operations and service for VTIâ€™s two Colorado offices.
Buchanan Ingersoll PC, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling PC announced that their firms will merge to form Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. Buchanan Ingersoll is a large full-service law firm and Klett Rooney is a 130-attorney firm with offices that mirror much of Buchanan's existing footprint in cities that include Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Wilmington, Del.
Dedicated Micros Inc. joins AD Group in celebrating a stunning second victory at the 74th 24 Hours of Le Mans race, held in Le Mans, France, in June.
The MG Lola EX264, owned by AD Group and run by Ray Mallock Ltd. (RML) of Wellingborough, England, claimed the victory once again in the LMP2 class, with 280,000 fans looking on.
AD Groupâ€™s CEO Mike Newton, Brazilian Thomas Erdos, Newtonâ€™s regular driving partner in the MG Lola, and British racecar driver Andy Wallace created the three-driver race team. Wallace won outright with Jaguar in 1988.
In-depth race reports regarding the MG Lolaâ€™s class victory at the Le Mans are available at www.mg-lola.com.
AD Group companies AD Aerospace, Dedicated Micros, D-Tec, RemGuard and TSS sponsored the racecar.