People and Places, Sept. 2012

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...

In 2005, when Stottlemyre was promoted to President of Linear LLC, he intentionally backed off that hands-on approach, though. "I made a conscious decision then to keep my hands out of engineering," he says. "The worst thing you can have is a president running back into engineering and dabbling around back there. But this is a dynamic industry, and my years in product engineering prepared me to strategically lead a stellar team to develop new technologies and products for our customers."

In his time as President, Stottlemyre's goal has been to continue the vision of the company's founders, to maintain an innovative, high-technology company that was, first and foremost, customer-oriented. "I can go through a large list of products that I contributed to-truly innovative products-but in the end, my legacy is the people in whose hands I'm leaving this company," he says. "We have a really close-knit organization, almost a family. They all work well together, and I'm quite proud of them."

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Tri-Ed / Northern Video Acquires Seabreeze Security Distributors

Tri-Ed / Northern Video, North America’s largest independent security distributor, is pleased to announce its further expansion with the acquisition of Seabreeze Security Distributors, a leading security distributor in the Orlando, Florida market.

Tri-Ed / Northern Video will maintain the Seabreeze office at  839 Clay Street, Winter Park, FL 32789. In addition to the Seabreeze acquisition, Tri-Ed / Northern Video will be opening two new locations, one in Detroit, MI and the other in Raleigh, NC.

Jeff Stout has been named director of national integrator sales for Tri-Ed / Northern Video. He will be joining Bill Donahue, Vice President of Corporate Accounts and the rest of the National Accounts team to secure large integrator accounts and manage the relationships with these key customers.

“Jeff has done a tremendous job working with our IP Video suppliers, developing IP programs, and leading our training efforts in the IP Video space,” notes James Rothstein, executive VP of Tri-Ed / Northern Video. “He brings a wealth of expertise to this new position.”

In his previous role as Tri-Ed / Northern Video’s Director of Network Solutions, Stout oversaw Business Development, National Training and Product Management in the IP Video space. He has trained over 3000 dealers, developed ESA-accredited CEU training curriculum on Networking and IP Video, and published several IP-related trade articles. He will continue to lead some IP Video training sessions throughout 2012.

Nick Reshatoff has been promoted to branch manager, Union City, Calif. Reshatoff has been with the company since February 2006 when he began working in the Rocklin Northern Video telesales office. He joined the Union City sales team in the spring of 2012.

"Nick brings with him an extensive background in customer service and operations and most recently was part of the Telesales team in Rocklin," says Gary Gray, Vice President of the Western region for Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution. "He has been a great addition to the Union City staff and, in his new role as Branch Manager, will work alongside Javier Maldonado and Tony Pereira as part of our dynamic team in the Bay area."

With 46 locations, Tri-Ed / Northern Video provides state-of-the-art solutions from the industry’s leading manufacturers of CCTV, IP, access control, fire, intrusion, sound, communications, structured cable, and home automation products. More Info:


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