Strategic Security Solutions (S3) announced that Ron Oetjen has joined the company as a partner and will assume the role of president effective immediately. Adding an industry veteran to the leadership team at S3 will provide additional leadership experience as the company continues to grow.
“We are extremely proud to get a deal done and to have Ron join our team,” said Jay Slaughterbeck, CEO of S3. “I have learned a lot from Ron through the years. His focus on employee development and his customer first philosophy are among the things that we are able to attribute much of our success. We are very like-minded and our value systems are synergistic, especially regarding company cultures, which makes us very excited about our future and the go-forward strategy.”
Strategic Security Solutions was formed in 2002 as the security division of Strategic Connections. In 2011, Strategic Security Solutions was split off into its own entity of which Jay Slaughterbeck became the managing member. Since its inception, S3 has continually grown and has been recognized on the SD&I Fast 50 list, as well as the SDM Top System Integrators list.
“While we are happy with our past performance, we also understand that what got us here won’t necessarily get us where we want to go. Adding Ron to the team brings new perspectives,” Slaughterbeck said.
Ron Oetjen is the former president of Intelligent Access Systems and the architect of the company’s growth strategy.
“I am obviously excited about the potential that comes with joining a team that has been as successful as S3,” Oetjen said. “Combine that with the chance to work with someone as dynamic as Jay, who is a good friend and former co-worker, and I couldn’t be happier.”
Ron Oetjen has owned and led several organizations, but has been absent from the security industry for the past five years while leading a successful aviation company, as well as serving as a board member for three separate organizations.