SDC has promoted Shane Geringer to lead it into the next chapter of its growth in the electronic door security and access control industry.
He represents the third generation of his family to assume the role of CEO at SDC.
Shane began working in production at SDC in 1988, and learned about the hardware and security business by advancing through a series of positions from sales engineer to vice president of sales, to his current responsibility as CEO and president.
"It's been an incredible journey so far, and I look forward to the future," said Geringer. "Imagine how blessed I am to have learned the business from the ground up under the tutelage of my grandfather Art, and my father Dave. They instilled in me a work ethic, pride and responsibility not only to our family and employees, but to all our customers and stakeholders who have partnered with and supported us since our founding in 1972."
Over the last few years, Shane has accomplished a comprehensive re-organization of many SDC departments including customer & tech support, product design and marketing through team building and strategic investments in people, assets and tools.
"The work we've undertaken is our way of preparing for the incredible opportunities we see on the horizon in our key markets and for how technology has changed the game," said Geringer. "We're committed to realizing our potential while keeping the essential core and culture that made us successful in the first place."
Shane has also focused on corporate strategies to improve market-driven product design, new product roll-outs and solutions development for specific customer segments and market niches. He insures these solutions address the latest trends and needs in the security industry, so the design team can incorporate them into future designs. He also coordinates programs for original equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers and marketing/sales programs tailored to fit the individual requirements of each SDC business partner.
Shane is a DHI member, has served on its editorial board, and is an alumni of its technical school. Dave Geringer now assumes the role of chairman and continues to lead the R&D team as well as supervising manufacturing operations with a focus on process improvement, technology adoption and workforce training.