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New CSAA Membership Team Elected at the CSAA Annual Meeting
Vector Security's Murphy to Lead CSAA Team
Past President Dick Sampson hands in the gavel to
CSAA President John A. Murphy
CSAA Members elected a new Executive Committee at October 24, 2005 during CSAA's Business Meeting in Hawaii.
First Vice President John A. Murphy (President, Vector Security, was elected President of CSAA for a two-year term. Other members of the Executive Committee include
- First Vice President: Bud Wulforst (President, A-1 Security, Las Vegas, NV)
- Second Vice President: Ed Bonifas (Vice President, Alarm Detection Systems, Inc., Aurora, IL)
- Secretary: Robert R. Bean (President/CEO, Alert Holdings Group, Inc., Honolulu, HI)
- Assistant Secretary: John Lombardi (President, Commercial Instruments and Alarm Systems, Inc., Fishkill, NY)
- Treasurer: Daniel Demers (President and CEO, Protectron Inc., Montreal, Canada)
Also appointed to the CSAA Executive Committee were Lou Fiore (President, L.T. Fiore, Sparta, NJ) as Chairman of the Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC); Ralph W. Sevinor (President, Wayne Alarm Systems, Inc., Lynn, MA) as Vice President of Industry Affairs; and Mel Mahler (President and CEO, ADS Security, Nashville, TN) as Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) Representative.
Dick Sampson (President, American Alarm and Communications, Inc., Arlington, MA) became Immediate Past President.
Other Board Members elected/re-elected were Peter Lowitt (President, Lowitt Alarms and Security, Hicksville, NY), Stanley Oppenheim (President, DGA Security Systems, Inc., New York, NY); Pam Petrow (Executive Vice President, Vector Security, Pittsburgh, PA),
Lisa Prosser, (President, General Alarm, Inc., ); and Kim Sears (Vice President of Sales, Security Systems by Hammond, Inc.)
Many, many thanks to Dick Sampson for his superb job as CSAA’s President and to departing Board member
Mike Shaw (CEO, Interface Security Systems, LLC) for his work on behalf of CSAA and the industry.
New CSAA President Unveils His Vision for CSAA
CSAA's new president John A. Murphy will use his extensive management experience to lead the new CSAA executive team.
Murphy has been President of Vector Security, Mt. Laurel, NJ, since 1991. He is a seasoned professional with more than 30 years of experience in finance and corporate management in various segments of the service industry. He has structured and integrated more than 200 acquisitions, involving more than $1 billion of transaction value.
Before joining Vector Security, Murphy was President of Chestnut Capital Corporation, a privately held investment company in Philadelphia, and earlier was the Senior Vice President of IU International Corporation. Previous to his election to the CSAA presidency, Murphy was Chairman of its Public Sector Liaison Committee. He is a member of the Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC) and of the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) and its coalition, the Alarm Industry Research & Educational Foundation (AIREF).
Upon accepting the gavel from past president Dick Sampson, Murphy indicated that the goal of CSAA for the next two years will be to create value for our members, with the hope of creating value for our members' customers.
"We will accomplish this goal by following four distinct strategies," indicated Murphy. "The first strategy will be to offer quality differentiation to our members through programs such as the Five Diamond certification and the UL/Insurance certification. The second strategy will consist of providing high-quality, focused education, such as that offered by the CSAA Central Station Operator Level I and the Advanced Operator Online courses, as well as other online courses and networking meetings. We will provide interdependent leadership on industry issues, such as false alarm reduction and VoIP, as well as maintain mutually beneficial relationships within the industry with the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA), the Security Industry Association (SIA), the Canadian Alarm Association (CANASA) and the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC)," added Murphy.
Lou Fiore Honored with CSAA's Prestigious Stanley C. Lott Award
Lou Fiore with the Stanley C. Lott Award
The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) is pleased to announce that former CSAA President Louis T. Fiore received the 2005 Stanley C. Lott Award on Wednesday, October 26 during the Annual Meeting's President's Dinner Dance.
The Lott Award recognizes those individuals whose contributions to CSAA and the industry are exceptional.
According to CSAA Executive Vice President Steve Doyle, "Lou has served not only as the President of CSAA, but as Chairman of the Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC), which has been responsible for our industry's representation before the FCC and Congress."
"Under his leadership, the AICC has doubled in membership in recent years and undertaken very large initiatives, such as VoIP, Licensing & Reciprocity and many others. His efforts as Chairman of the Standards Committee has lead to a reenergized standards writing effort that is keeping pace with current technologies," added Doyle.
"I am humbled and honored by this selection. It is privilege to be part of an industry from which I receive such great satisfaction," said Fiore upon receiving the award.
In 1999, Lou was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the “America Burning” panel. His career also includes posts at CBS Laboratories, Inc., ADT Security Systems, Cardinal Technologies, Inc., Products Division of Repco, Inc., and National Guardian Corporation. He was also the 1992 recipient of the George Lippert Memorial Award.
Past recipients of the Stanley Lott Award include Robert Bitton (1991), Patricia and Thomas F. Smith (1993), Robert A. Bonifas (1995), Steve Roth (1996), Robert L. Ohm (1997), Tom Lewin (1998), Isaac Papier (1999), Stanley Martin (2001), William (Bill) Moody (2002), Ralph W. Sevinor (2003), and John Mabry (2004).
CSAA Family Mourns Linder's Death
CSAA wants to extend its condolences to the family of Jerry J. Linder (ElectroSecurity), a long-time CSAA member who died on October 24 of complications from diabetes. Jerry and Faye attended regularly the CSAA Annual Meeting and their absence will be missed by all.
Donations in his memory may be sent to Children's Hospital Los Angeles Foundation, ATTN: Donor Services, 4650 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027 or to the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Member and Donor Services, P. O. Box 90988, Washington, DC 20090-0988.
Watch the winter issue of the CSAA Dispatch newsletter for a look-back at Jerry's many years of contribution to the electronic security industry.
SSI Calls for Annual SAMMY Awards Entries
CSAA Member Security Sales & Integrations Magazine is now accepting applications to its Annual Sales and Marketing (SAMMY) Awards. Entering any of the 12 SAMMYs categories is free, but the deadline for entries is Dec. 31st. Winners will be named in a gala awards ceremony in Las Vegas on Tuesday, April 4, the eve of ISC West Las Vegas.
For more information, please visit www.thesammyawards.com.