James D. Orvis was presented with the 2009 Morris F.
Weinstock Person of the Year Award during a ceremony at the Electronic Security
Expo held in mid-June in
Orvis, known as “Jamie” to those in the industry, began
working in security at a very young age, helping his father and attending
association meetings with him. Orvis is currently president of Security
Solutions Inc., in
Orvis is especially well known for his work as treasurer of
the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation (AIREF). He was the
founder of the AIREF Golf Classic, a tournament which, to date, has raised more
than $500,000 which has been used for both industry research and
“Orvis’ dedication and work on behalf of the electronic security industry, his leadership on both the state and national levels, and his work on committees, as treasurer of AIREF and as co-chair of the AIREF Golf Classic, have earned him this distinguished award. As the 2009 Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year recipient, he exemplifies the qualities and characteristics the award was designed to acknowledge,” ESA stated.
UTC Fire & Security sponsored the Morris F. Weinstock Award.
David Koenig was chosen to receive the Sara E. Jackson Memorial Award. This award is named in honor of the woman was served as president of the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (now ESA) from 1950 to 1951, and is presented annually to an ESA committee chair who displays outstanding leadership.
“David has been the treasurer of ESA since 2007 and has been instrumental in the continued financial stability and stewardship of the association,” said ESA immediate past president Michael A. Miller.
Koenig, who is a partner with Capital Lock Inc.,
Honeywell sponsored the Sara E. Jackson Memorial Award.