“Russ Caldwell's proven success in building account relationships and developing customer solutions is a strong basis for his new position leading our sales efforts in the North Central United States,” said Mulli Diamant, VP of Sales, OnSSI. “Russ has already demonstrated his strong advocacy for OnSSI technology products and has an outstanding record of achievement in the industry. We are pleased to welcome him to OnSSI.”
Ocularis solutions by OnSSI include video management software and physical security information management (VMS/PSIM) platforms which enable users to increase security while lowering l operational costs. OnSSI’s innovations include event fusion, push video, command and control center, event monitoring and video delivery.
GPLA Announces 2012 Officers
The Greater Philadelphia Locksmith Association announces the election of new row officers and board of directors.
ALOA President Tom Demont recently administed the Oath of office to the 2012 GPLA Row of Officers: President Cliff Shafer;. Vice President Nelson Dayton; Treasurer Jim Sundstrond; Corresponding Secretary John Williams; Sergeant At Arms Paul Kline and Recording Secretary Mike Nimmo.
New GPLA Board of Directors are Dana Barnum,Ed Pfeil Jr., Sven Hellwig, Orvis Kline, Barry Wilensky and Ed Fitzgerald.
For more information, visit www.gpla.org.
Linear Re-Structures Sales Force
Carlsbad, CA – Linear LLC, a leading supplier of electronic products for residential and commercial applications, announces the re-organization of its outside sales representatives into the new System Sales Group.
Customers now have a single point of contact for all of Linear’s products and brands, inclusive of:
Garage Door Operators Personal Emergency Reporting Systems
Commercial Door Operators Security Solutions
Gate Operators Audio/Video/Data Solutions
Access Controls Communication Systems
Radio Frequency Controls Central Vacuums
“The single-representative model will allow us to work even more closely with customers, understanding and supporting their market’s needs,” says Larry Foisie, Vice President of the System Sales Group. Foisie, a 20-year veteran at Linear, was formerly the Vice President of Linear Entry Systems.
Todd Hokunson, formerly Linear’s Vice President of Electronic Systems, was concurrently named Vice President of the Business Development Group, which includes Linear’s international sales, and custom OEM/ODM manufacturing services.
With responsibilities for the expanded product line, Linear’s sales staff has been undergoing intensive training during the last several months, and is fully equipped to guide customers in all areas. The company has already seen the change welcomed by its professional distribution and installer base.
Duane Paulson has been named Senior Vice President, Product & Market Development, responsible for technical services, marketing, and product and business development, and will report directly to Linear President Mike O’Neal.
In his 20-year security manufacturing career, Paulson has served in executive product management, business development and marketing roles. He was Vice President of Marketing for ITI and its successor organization, Interlogix, and Vice President of Global Residential Marketing for GE Security after GE’s acquisition of Interlogix. In 2005 Duane co-founded Sequel Technologies, a provider of hybrid security systems primarily aimed at the residential integration market. Immediately prior to founding Sequel, Paulson served as President of Gibson Audio, the consumer electronics division of Gibson Guitar Corporation.
More Info: www.linearcorp.com.
SSI Adds Branch, Staff
Roseville, CA – Surveillance Systems Integration (SSI) is opening new Tulsa, Okla., branch, expanding the Las Vegas office, and adding two key management positions. Al Croteau is business development manager, Las Vegas, and Travis Isom is branch manager, Tulsa. The expansion and hiring comes as SSI continues to be awarded more contracts, especially in the casino market, as well as other industries looking to retrofit their aging surveillance systems and control rooms, many with specific or unique requirements, a strength of SSI.