People and Places, July 2013

Kaba’s Shuford  Attains CFL Status Kaba Access and Data Systems Americas (ADS) is pleased to announce that Rick Shuford , product trainer, has been awarded the title Certified Forensic Locksmith (CFL). To achieve this designation from the...

Kaba’s Shuford  Attains CFL Status

Kaba Access and Data Systems Americas (ADS) is pleased to announce that Rick Shuford, product trainer, has been awarded the title Certified Forensic Locksmith (CFL). To achieve this designation from the International Association of Investigative Locksmiths (IAIL), Shuford completed rigorous training and intensive local, state, national, and FBI background checks. As one of only 39 Certified Forensic Locksmiths in the United States, Shuford can provide expert testimony in legal proceedings on locks and keys-more specifically to determine how an act occurred or suggest what device was used to gain access into a lock. Since his certification, Shuford has conducted four forensic investigations and provided evidence based strictly on facts, data, and methodologies.

"With Rick's recent certification, he has clearly demonstrated his competency and passion for locksmithing and helped to increase the knowledge base of our product training group," says Tasha Birdwell, marketing manager Kaba Access and Data Systems Americas. "We always encourage our employees to develop their competencies; it not only helps them grow professionally, but in turn, we can provide our customers with top-notch service and expertise. And, anyone who has ever attended one of Rick's training seminars can attest that it is loaded with valuable and reliable content."

Over the past five years, Shuford has taught over 300 classes and instructed more than 3,500 students from 48 states and 16 countries about the ins and outs of electronic and mechanical locks as well as key control systems. As Kaba develops new products, Shuford will also be responsible for testing, improving and, in some cases, the simple interrogation of the Kaba product lines. In addition to being a Certified Forensic Locksmith, Shuford also has more than a dozen certifications in all areas of locksmithing, including Certified Registered Locksmith (CRL) and Certified ACE Instructor (CAI). He has published numerous articles for trade publications and belongs to many industry associations throughout North America.

For more information regarding Kaba training and seminars or to register for training classes, e-mail Rick Shuford at


New Jet Representation

Jet Hardware Mfg. announces some new sales reps, some returning reps as well as some growing current reps.

Dean Henke of DCH Sales will now be covering all of the following states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas & Missouri. Dean brings over 30 years in the door and hardware industry and focuses on manufactures producing goods in the USA. This new addition will now expand Jet’s representation further into a region not previously thoroughly covered by direct representation.

Ed Skaaland of Tarpon Sales returns to Jet in the state of Florida. Ed’s return to representing Jet in the region after nearly 5 years will help to support Jet’s further growth in the region. Ed has been involved in our industry since 1978.

Dick Fitzgerald of Mid-Atlantic Sales Group will be covering Jet’s Pennsylvania and Baltimore/Washington area. Dick has worked his entire career in the locksmith and hardware industries calling on industrial end-users as well as local lock shops.

For further information, call Jet directly at (855)266-5539 or email


ADI Dealer Wins Two Camaros

Troy Leach, product manager at Triphase Technologies in Carmel, IN, has won two brand new Chevrolet Camaro Coupes in ADI’s Customer Appreciation Car Giveaway Sweepstakes   Leach was selected from over 17,000 entry forms received last year through ADI’s customer appreciation sweepstakes.

For more than ten years, ADI has awarded a lucky dealer with a brand new car through its customer appreciation sweepstakes. Thousands of ADI customers complete entry forms each year at U.S. ADI Expos and industry tradeshows including ISC West, InfoComm, and CEDIA EXPO. In the spirit of providing its customers with MORE, this year’s winner received two high performance vehicles.

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