People and Places Jan. 2013

RCI Sold To DORMA Vicky Rutherford , owner and CEO of Rutherford Controls Int'l Corp. (RCI) , a privately held, family owned business for almost 90 years, announces that she has agreed to sell RCI to The DORMA Group . RCI is a globally connected...

"Linear stays innovative by hiring the right people at the right time," said Michael O'Neal, president. "IT and video are critical segments and our focus remains on pursuing markets that will benefit from a complete line of security and access control products. We are proud to be adding such highly skilled professionals who will continue feeding innovation and growth for years to come."

New Software Engineering team members are Cathy Zhu and Brian Moon, senior software engineers.

New members of the Business Development team are Brian Davis and John Feldman, business development managers.

Sales and Product Management new members are Derek Buzby, district sales manager, New England, and Greg Stone, video product line manager.

Terry Cain, formerly VP Supply Chain Operations for Technology Solutions, has been promoted to VP Special Projects. "Terry is highly deserving of his promotion based on significant contributions to Linear's operational efficiency and pursuit of new partners and acquisitions. He is an incredibly valuable asset who will play an even more important role as vice president of special projects," said O'Neal.

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H.L. Flake Names Euler Sales/Marketing Manager

H.L. Flake Security Hardware announces the addition of Kathy Euler as regional sales/marketing manager, working remotely from Smithtown, NY.  Kathy will be instrumental to H.L. Flake’s efforts to grow relationships with locksmiths in the Northeast.  Additionally, in her new role, she will direct the organization and creation of a full line catalog for H.L. Flake.  

“Much like the businesses we service, H.L. Flake is a family business.”  Euler remarks.  “It is wonderful to be part of a company where customers are treated like family.”

Kathy comes to H.L. Flake with over 16 years of experience in the security hardware distribution industry.  Most recently, Kathy worked for US Lock as marketing manager.  There she built the US Lock product database and catalog from the ground up.  

Jeff Floeck,  president of H.L. Flake Security Hardware, commented,  “I am thrilled with the addition of Kathy to the H.L. Flake family.  She brings many years of valuable sales and marketing experience with her.  All of our locksmiths, and particularly those in the Northeast, will benefit from her extensive product knowledge, her tremendous work ethic, and her commitment to making sure every customer's experience with H. L. Flake is a good one, each and every time.”

Over the years Kathy’s hands-on experiences including attending trade shows, doing inside sales, conducting product education and researching new products have given her extensive product knowledge and great relationships with both locksmiths and the industry.   Her past experiences are well suited to the multi-faceted position with H.L. Flake.

H.L. Flake Security Hardware is a family owned locksmith distributor based in Houston, Texas.  Stocking over 28,000 different items from nearly 140 manufacturers; H.L. Flake offers free freight programs, same day shipping, everyday low prices and a knowledgeable sales staff. For more information, visit


VingCard Elsafe Promotes Oliver

DALLAS - VingCard Elsafe  announces the promotion of William J. (Bill) Oliver to the position of President-North America, effective Jan.y 1, 2013. Oliver will continue as VingCard Elsafe's Vice President and General Manager for the North America region until the end of the year, and he will remain based out of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's North America headquarters in the Dallas area.

"We have seen considerable improvement in our service delivery and customer focus since Bill joined our team last year, and he has made a significant impact on our customer satisfaction this year across North America," says Tim Shea, President of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. "We anticipate another strong year in 2013, and Bill will help us maintain that positive momentum by ensuring our organizational goals remain aligned with customer needs and expectations."

ASSA ABOY Hospitality's core brands include VingCard electronic locking solutions, Elsafe digital in-room safes and Orion by VingCard Elsafe energy management systems. For more information, visit


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