The Security Industry Association (SIA) will recognize Richard Brent, CEO, Louroe Electronics with the 2017 SIA Chairman’s Award for his work to support leading the SIA International Relations Committee and supporting key government relations initiatives.

With his service on the SIA board of directors and as chair of the SIA International Relations Committee, Brent has forged relationships between SIA and agencies such as the U.S. Commercial Service. A longtime advocate for government engagement generally and exports specifically, Brent’s efforts resulted in the publication of the SIA Export Assistance Guide last year as a tool to assist SIA member companies exploring export opportunities or expanding their participation in trade.

SIA Chairman Denis Hébert will present the SIA Chairman’s Award to Brent at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, scheduled to occur on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at ISC West.

“As the leader of an American manufacturing company, I have seen great business opportunities in foreign sales,” Brent said. “Through SIA, I have been pleased to extend my knowledge and experience to other companies that can benefit from exporting. And that is the power of SIA: to bring together distinct companies to share expertise across vertical markets in a collaborative fashion. I’m pleased to contribute, and I thank the chairman for his recognition.”

“As a member of the SIA board of directors, Richard Brent is consistently engaged on a variety of issues of importance to the security industry, particularly related to export assistance programs that will help SIA members to grow their businesses,” Hébert said. “His contributions in all areas of SIA programming have been formidable, but we owe him a particular debt in sharing his experiences in exporting. Thank you for your leadership, Richard.”

Hébert will present SIA award recipients, including the SIA Chairman’s Award, SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award and Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award, at The Advance, held during ISC West in Rooms 505/506 of the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, April 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m.