News Briefs - April 2011
Keyscan, Whitby, Ontario, named David McCarter as regional sales manager for the southeastern United States. David has more than 30 years in the security industry. He owned and operated his own security company for more than 10 years, and for the last 12 years he served as the vice president of a leading independent security representative company in the United States.
Digital Monitoring Products (DMP), Springfield, Mo., appointed Mark Hillenburg to the newly created position of executive director of marketing. In his new role, Hillenburg will lead all DMP marketing efforts, while also ensuring and protecting the company brand. Hillenburg joined DMP in 1995. For the last seven years, he served as the product architect, supporting the development and promotion of DMP product innovation to meet emerging market requirements and dealer expectations. Prior to that, he was the marketing manager, responsible for managing all marketing and advertising efforts.
Continental Access has been selected as an “Awarded Vendor” for access control equipment by the PEPPM organization for a two-year term beginning in January 2011. PEPPM is a multi-state Technology Bid and Purchasing Program providing bid-protected services to educational agencies, county governments and local municipalities. Continental’s participation in this program will allow these qualifying agencies to quickly and easily purchase quality access control products at competitive pricing without going out to bid.
Honeywell, Melville, N.Y., promoted Mark Sheehan to sales manager, central region for Honeywell Systems. His primary focus will be growing core markets by leveraging the company’s integrated security solutions and innovative products. Sheehan has been with Honeywell since 1997 and has held various sales roles.
Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) named Matthew Schweiger as the director of sales in the organization’s eastern region. In his new role, he will manage, guide, motivate, and lead DMP Dealer Development Managers (DDMs) in the region to ensure that they meet or exceed both company objectives and customer expectations. The eastern region includes states east of the Mississippi.
Altronix, Brooklyn, N.Y., tapped security industry veteran Ronnie Pennington to join Altronix in the newly created position of national accounts manager. Pennington’s primary responsibility will be to provide product and systems support for the company’s core products and he will play an instrumental role in educating security professionals on current and new product introductions. Pennington has been providing technical solutions and sales support to the physical security industry since proudly serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution, Woodbury, N.Y., named Andre Svorinic as video solutions manager for Canada. Svornic is responsible for managing Tri-Ed / Northern Video’s IP Solution efforts as well as its CCTV vendors in Canada. Prior to joining Tri-Ed / Northern Video, Svorinic spent more than 10 years with a major distributor in various roles, most recently as CCTV product manager for North America.
Michael Mahon has been promoted to the position of senior vice president for Salto Systems, Atlanta. Mahon joined Salto in 2010 after more than 22 years service in access control and security management. He is a member of ASIS International as treasurer and executive board member of local Chapter 170.