Guardian Protection Services Inc., Warrendale, Pa., announced that Bob Haskins, former president of Interlogix, a division of UTC Climate, Controls and Security within United Technologies Corporation, will join Guardian in the newly created position of vice president of Strategic Planning and Business Development.
Haskins will be actively engaged in establishing enhanced business models for both the internal account generating units of Guardian, as well as Authorized Dealer Program.
While at Interlogix, Haskins was responsible for driving the strategy and profitability of the global video and intrusion product businesses for UTC Climate, Controls and Security, while overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Interlogix security and life safety business. During that time, he reintroduced the brand name “Interlogix” — chosen to replace the “GE Security” name after UTC’s acquisition of that business — as the go-to market brand, gaining it global recognition. Prior to his role at UTC, Haskins was vice president and general manager of U.S. Security at G.E. Security. During that time, he reinvented security channels by establishing the Distribution Partner and GE Security, Strategic Partner programs. Haskins was subsequently recognized with the Chairman’s Award, given to the executive deemed to have made the most positive impact to the business.
Chief executive officer, Russell Cersosimo, stated, “Bob is a well-known industry leader. His unique and vast experience, including his success in developing strategic partner programs, introduces a new and exciting dimension to the Guardian family. This will pay great dividends for our dealer program, which is already known for its stability and successful track record. Our dealers will be the fortunate recipients of Bob’s in-depth product and service knowledge. From the corporate perspective, Bob will help us utilize our significant financial and operational strengths to continue the expansion of the Guardian Authorized Dealer network.”
Haskins comments, “Guardian is one of the most well-managed businesses I’ve seen in the industry. I have esteem for both the company culture and the leadership at Guardian. I am looking forward to contributing to the continuing success of Guardian.”