The Security Industry Association (SIA), the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA) announced this year’s recipients of two of the top honors in the security industry: Leo Guthart is to receive the George R. Lippert Memorial Award and Cecil Hogan is to be honored with the Triton Award at the Nov. 3 Tri-Association Awards Dinner in New York City.
Each year, the SIA, ESA and CSAA honor two members of the security industry at the awards dinner, which is held in conjunction with ISC Solutions. The Lippert Award, which was first presented in 1989, recognizes outstanding contributions to SIA and the security industry, while the Triton Award, which began in 2004, recognizes industry statesmanship and efforts to promote good working relationships among the three associations.
Leo Guthart is chairman of the Board of Directors of Topspin
Partners of Roslyn Heights, N.Y. He was president, chief executive officer
(CEO)and chairman of the Board of Ademco before it was bought by Honeywell,
where he worked as CEO of the Security and Fire Solutions Group after the
purchase. He serves on several corporate boards and is a member of the Board of
Trustees of Hofstra University. He is involved in multiple philanthropic
endeavors, including endowing the Leo Guthart Endowed Fund for Excellence in
Engineering and Applied Sciences at
“While several nominees are deserving of the award, the individual who stands out is, unquestionably, Leo Guthart," SIA CEO Richard Chace said. "It is difficult to identify another person who has had as much influence over so many of the fundamentals of how the industry operates. There were several dangerous times when the electronic security industry was at risk of being encroached upon by other disciplines. But Leo's strategic vision, coupled with his willingness to commit resources, strengthened the course that we took - a path that has resulted in our present status as a major influence in the marketplace as a cohesive group rather than simply an appendage of some other trade. Leo's choices for the future of the industry supported the environment that we tend to take for granted today.”
Cecil Hogan, founder and president of Security Consultants
The security industry owes Cecil a world of thanks for his contributions and commitment," ESA president Dom D’Ascoli said. "The untold hours he has poured into the association and his expertise in guiding major decisions that have impacted the entire security industry have helped everyone in business today.”
ESA vice president Ralph Sevinor added, “Cecil has worked tirelessly for the industry as a whole in building bridges."
The dinner is to be held at The Lighthouse on Chelsea Pier