The George R. Lippert Memorial Award, recognizing extraordinary contributions to SIA and the security industry, was first presented in 1989. Alan Forman, last year’s Lippert award recipient, presented the 2010 award to Leo Guthart, CEO and chairman of Topspin Partners,
“I couldn’t think of a more deserving person to present this award to tonight. I want to personally thank him for his positive influence on me. He’s a consummate mensch,” Forman said. Guthart highlighted the evolution of the security industry since the time when he started at Ademco at 26 years of age and attributed the development of technologies and expansion of the industry to the remarkable “good people” that are a part of it. “You can have great ideas, but you need good people,” he remarked.
The heads of the three associations each took a moment to honor the memory of John A. Murphy, the recipient of the 2009 Triton Award, who passed away Oct. 13 this year.
In Murphy’s place, Ralph Sevinor presented the 2010 Triton Award to Cecil Hogan, founder and president of Security Consultants Inc.,
“… I had a couple secret weapons when I got elected [as president of ESA in 2002]. The president of SIA was a
Also during the awards dinner, retired Admiral Thad Allen received the fourth annual Fred V. Morrone Memorial 9/11 Award for his contributions to homeland security. Allen was a leader during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the