Medeco and Arrow Name Education Development Manager
Ann McCrady has recently been appointed to the position of education development manager for Medeco Security Locks and Arrow Lock, both ASSA ABLOY group companies. Increasing advancement in product technology heightens the need for highly focused training and support materials, and Ann’s 22+ years of tenure at Medeco and extensive experience in training, master key, marketing, and product development lends itself well to this challenging position.
McCrady will develop structure and content for the Medeco & Arrow University, which offers online training for security professionals, as well as explore new and existing educational technologies, develop sales training support materials, and coordinate all aspects of training on Medeco and Arrow products.
Prior to working for Medeco, Ann worked as an institutional locksmith and also for a commercial locksmith developing master key systems. She is a Certified Professional Locksmith (CPL) and holds a Masters of Education from Xavier University.
More info: www.medeco.com
NAPCO Names Regional Sales Manager
Gary Minars has been named New York regional sales manager for Napco Security Technologies, Inc. Minars is a sales and marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in all facets of the electronic security industry, working as an independent rep., an ADT dealer and an alarm company owner. A native New Yorker, he is well known by local dealers and distributors in this market for his extensive knowledge of our trade
Serving all of Metro NY, Long Island and Westchester, and reporting to Eastern Region VP Dave Sheffey, Minars’ history marketing alarm equipment, as well as being a dealer program representative and retail alarm dealer give him a unique perspective from which he can help customers achieve success in today's rapidly changing markets. His business philosophy is focused on niche marketing and strategic planning, with a strong emphasis on customer relationship building and education.
Minars can be reached at (631) 987-4659 or 1-800-645-9330 Ext.361, or e-mail him at email@example.com.
Linear’s Stottlemyre Retires After 24 Years
Dan Stottlemyre, vice chairman of the Linear Group, and former VP of engineering and president of Linear LLC, a leader in residential and commercial access control, emergency response and security solutions, retired from the company at the end of June.
Starting a new chapter in his life-"one where I don't have to get up and go to work every day," he says with a laugh-has given Stottlemyre a chance to reflect upon the people he has met, the lives he's touched, the products he's helped develop and the legacy he's leaving after 24 years with the company.
Stottlemyre's background as a software programming manager at Scientific Data Systems and Xerox, as well as his background in defense contracting, prepared Stottlemyre for the diverse needs of a security and access control company. In 1988, he joined Linear as Vice President of Engineering, a position in which he took not only a pioneering supervisory role-overseeing a diverse multi-disciplinary team of hardware engineers, RF engineers, mechanical designers, and software and firmware programmers-but also a very hands-on role in the day-to-day workings of his department. "I actually helped out in writing firmware code," he says.
When Stottlemyre joined the company, he saw an opportunity to marry his engineering team's expertise in wireless technologies with the generic door controllers, and championed Linear's expansion into the wireless perimeter access control market. "We had a résumé of top technology pioneered by Linear, and a world-class manufacturing facility at our disposal," he notes. "Creating complimentary security products and systems that would continue to grow our business, and business for our dealers and distributors, was logical; I'm incredibly proud of the products and technologies I had a direct hand in championing and developing during those years."