ADI, Melville, N.Y., a security and low-voltage distributor, announced its parent, Honeywell, will acquire Gardiner Groupe Europe from Electra Partners Europe, a private equity firm, to strengthen ADIâ€™s scope in security distribution throughout Europe. The company anticipates completing the transaction in the first half of 2006, subject to regulatory review. Gardiner Groupe Europe, based in Paris, France is a distributor of CCTV systems, fire alarm, intrusion alarm, access control, public address and integrated systems. It has 75 branch locations in 10 European countries.
The Automatic Fire Alarm Associationâ€™s annual meeting, â€œFinding the Balance,â€ will be held on April 27-29, 2006 at the Loews Hotel in Annapolis, Md. Congressman Curt Weldon, congressional fire and emergency services caucus, will be the keynote speaker. Andrew Wilson, Jay Rifenbary and Kyle Jarnagin will deliver the featured presentations. For more information, contact the AFAA at (407) 833-9133, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.afaa.org
Milestone Systems, Copenhagen, Denmark, hired Lawrence de Guzman as director of marketing, Mads Bo Frederiksen as vice president of sales, and Kim Macallan as head of product management.