The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced the selection of Gordon Hope, general manager of Honeywell's AlarmNet communications network, as the 2014 recipient of the George R. Lippert Memorial Award.
The SIA Lippert Award Committee, composed of previous recipients of the Lippert Award, unanimously chose Hope from a field of nominees.
Hope, who celebrates 25 years with Honeywell this year, joined the company in 1989 when it was Ademco. He began in marketing, with responsibilities including the control panel family. Over time, he added responsibilities, ultimately becoming director of marketing and then vice president of marketing in 2006. As he rose through the ranks of Honeywell, he also served as SIA Chairman from 2009–2011.
“With so many deserving peers nominated for the Lippert Award this year, I am particularly honored to receive it,” Hope said. “As this is a key year of innovation for the security industry, I like to think this award highlights all of the good work being done by everyone in the industry to provide greater value for our clients. I thank my colleagues for this award and their own dedication to the industry.”
“Gordon Hope is one of the most recognized experts within our industry and someone who led SIA’s transformation into a more member-centric organization. A strong proponent of collaboration among industry associations, SIA would not be the organization it is today without Hope’s extraordinary insights and guidance. The entire security industry owes him a tremendous debt of gratitude,” SIA CEO Don Erickson said.
Currently, Hope manages the AlarmNet Communications business within Honeywell, which consists of the communications network supporting cellular wireless alarms, Internet communications and recently the lifestyle-enhanced suite of services dubbed Total Connect (which includes IP Video).
In addition to his service with SIA, Hope is also active with CSAA, AICC and ESA on issues that affect the security industry.
SIA will present Hope with the 2014 Lippert Award during the SIA Honors Night gala at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York, N.Y., on Wednesday, November 19.
The Lippert Award, founded in 1989, is named in honor of George R. Lippert, who dedicated more than 20 years of his life to the security industry and SIA. When evaluating candidates nominated for the award, the SIA Lippert Award Committee considered their long-term service to SIA and the security industry, the impact of their efforts on behalf of SIA and the industry, and their integrity, leadership and diplomacy as demonstrated in industry dealings.