People and Places November 2011

IDN-H. Hoffman Hosts Chicago Show Distributor IDN-H. Hoffman hosted its fourth annual Chicago Trade Show on Sept.10 in Rolling Meadows, IL. With an emphasis on education, IDN-H. Hoffman offered two full days of classes for locksmiths including...


IDN-H. Hoffman Hosts Chicago Show

Distributor IDN-H. Hoffman hosted its fourth annual Chicago Trade Show on Sept.10 in Rolling Meadows, IL.

With an emphasis on education, IDN-H. Hoffman offered two full days of classes for locksmiths including automotive updates, access control solutions, facility code compliance, and more

The IDN-H. Hoffman Chicago Trade Show Exhibit Hall was filled with over 60 manufacturers displaying items as diverse as automotive products, locksmith tools, padlocks, access control, CCTV, safes, safe locks, key machines, doors & frames, electronic access control, and both residential and commercial locks. There was something for every locksmith to see and hundreds of Midwest locksmiths made the trip to Chicago for the show.

IDN-H. Hoffman has 13 wholesale distribution centers strategically located throughout the Midwest, enabling same day pick-up or next day delivery service to most customers. As part of a network of over 50 IDN branches throughout North America and Canada, the company offers customers the strength and buying power of a national organization, along with local product availability and personal, customized service. For more information, visit www.idnhhoffman.com.

 

Tri-Ed Opens Atlanta Branch

Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution has opened an Atlanta, GA, branch, staffed by industry veterans Derek Criswell and Billy Partin and located at 3621 Clearview Parkway, Doraville, GA 30340 (Tel: 888.874.3336). Robb Morrison is responsible for business development in the Atlanta market.

The branch is fully stocked and features a state-of-the-art showroom to display Tri-Ed / Northern Videos’ impressive inventory of security and sound & communications products. The branch offers same-day shipping to the entire Georgia market.

“Tri-Ed / Northern Video is committed to strengthening its presence in the Southeast,” notes Pat Comunale, President and COO. “We opened the doors to this brand new facility on Oct. 1, and are pleased to serve the security and low-voltage needs of dealers and integrators in the Atlanta area.”

In other Tri-Ed news, Brian Kainu has joined the staff of its Seattle, WA, branch as sales associate. Brian brings over six years of sales experience to his new position with expertise in CCTV, IP and fiber.

For more information, visit www.tri-ed.com.

 

Changes in ASSA ABLOY's Group Management

Tomas Eliasson, CFO and executive vice president of ASSA ABLOY since September 2006, has decided to leave the company to take up a position outside the Group, effective at the end of March 2012. The process to find his successor has been initiated.

During his time with ASSA ABLOY, Eliasson has played a key role in initiating and implementing new systems and procedures that have contributed to reducing costs and improving quality in the administrative and finance areas. He has also built the finance function to becoming an efficient organization. ASSA ABLOY thanks Eliasson for his time as CFO of ASSA ABLOY and wishes him success in his new position. 

Tyco International Acquires Visonic Ltd. 

Tyco International Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire Visonic Ltd., a global developer and manufacturer of electronic security systems and components, for approximately $100 million in cash. The acquisition will strengthen the wireless product and technology portfolio and market presence of the Tyco Security Products business in the intrusion security market.

Visonic recently introduced PowerG wireless communications technology offers increased communications range and superior 128-bit encryption to secure communication between wireless sensors/detectors and panels. The PowerG technology builds on Visonic's PowerCode technology which is in use in more than 1 million wireless installations around the world. The business has annualized revenues of more than $75 million.

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