|Pictured (L to R): Tony Byerly, president, Robert Branchaud, district general manager – Eastern Canada, Jim Kopplin, chief operating officer and Pete Straka, vice president of Human Resources.|
Stanley Convergent Security Solutions (Stanley CSS), Naperville, Ill., purchased all the operating assets of AlarmCap, operating under the brand Microtec Security Systems, an alarm company headquartered in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec with operations in, Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Quebec, Canada. With this acquisition, Stanley CSS acquired not only the reported fourth largest alarm company in Canada, but also a talented team of associates and leaders, the company said.
Stanley CSS named Robert Branchaud to lead its Eastern Canada district, comprised of the combined Stanley CSS and Microtec businesses. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Branchaud founded three security companies, the most recent of which he sold the majority of interest into Microtec Enterprises, Inc. in 2000. Active in the Canadian security industry, Branchaud previously served as president of the Canadian Security Association (CANASA) for the Quebec division.