People & Places, Aug 2014

IDN Inc. Launches New Website, Mobile Site

IDN, Inc., International Distribution Network, has launched its newly redesigned and improved web site, A new Security Solutions section helps security professionals identify common security issues for different types of facilities and offers examples of practical solutions.

Other enhancements include a new product section that allows users to browse and see basic product information at a glance. (Web Store log-in is necessary for full access to customer-specific pricing, product availability, and online ordering.) A new Resource section provides security professionals with easy access to handing charts, finish charts, product selection guides, and more. Events pages have been updated to highlight educational opportunities, trade shows, and other events of interest. Additionally, a mobile version of the website is available for website navigation on a smartphone or tablet.

Wholesale distributor IDN, Inc. provides security products, access control solutions, and related services to security professionals through its six regional business hubs located in North America. With a wholesale distribution network of more than 50 locations, IDN offers customers the strength and buying power of a national organization along with local product availability and personal, customized service.


ASSA ABLOY Acquires Indian Brand ENOX

ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire the locks and hardware business under the ENOX brand from Pooja Hardware, one of the market leaders in India.

"I am very pleased that ENOX is joining the ASSA ABLOY Group. ENOX is the Group’s first major entry into the large and fast growing Indian market and will constitute an important building block in our strategy to grow market presence in emerging markets”, says Johan Molin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.

"ENOX is a great addition to the Asia Pacific division. The acquisition adds complimentary business channels and products to our existing Indian business. ENOX will also give us access to a new customer base within the fast growing glass hardware segment", says Magnus Kagevik, Executive Vice President of ASSA ABLOY and Head of Division Asia Pacific.

The acquired business was established in 2007 and has some 220 employees. The head office is located in Mumbai.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close during Q3 2014.


Mul-T-Lock Adds Access Control, Total Door Specialist

Mul-T-Lock USA, Inc. welcomes long-time access control specialist Jonathan Wiseman to the Southern California and Arizona customer support team.  Well known by end-users and security professionals alike, Wiseman has served the industry for over 12 years, delivering ASSA ABLOY brand solutions and specialized access control knowledge and experience to a wide array of clients. 

“Our aim in bringing Jonathan onboard is to facilitate the sharing of his knowledge and know-how with our locksmiths.  Having a go-to man who can support both mechanical and access control needs arms our dealers with the confidence to embrace and grow their business through emerging electronic technologies,”  says Mul-T-Lock USA President Roy Miller.

 “Mul-T-Lock is a very locksmith-centric brand, always considering how their offering can give the locksmith more,” says Wiseman.  “The idea behind the recent Protect My Door campaign (which aims to educate consumers about securing the entire door while urging locksmiths to look for more opportunities - more solutions to provide on every door), really struck a chord with me.  When it comes to offering total door opening advice and viewing applications from a complete door perspective, I feel I can truly be of value. My experience enables new ways to approach each door - ways that will allow our locksmiths to offer more products in more places and land more business.”

Contact. Wiseman directly at telephone 424-603-1510 or email


Toshiba Appoints Senior Sales Manager

Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. has promoted Greg Hartzell to Senior Manager- Sales & Marketing for its Surveillance & IP Video Products business unit. Prior to today's announcement, he served as the unit's Channel Sales Manager for 6 years.

"Greg is a natural choice for this position owing to his proven success in sales, marketing and technical support," said Shinsaku Momoi, Vice President/General Manager. "His long history with Toshiba, along with his extensive knowledge of IP video surveillance and our channel, provides the ideal balance to help lead our Surveillance & IP Video group."

"Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products Group has shown remarkable strength in its capability to transform itself over the last 20+ years from VHS based analog recorders to our current lineup of enterprise level NVR's," Hartzell said. "We have a solid team in place and a great strategy for growth leveraging a strong product road map and our sales channel including key distributors, resellers/integrators/contractors and our manufacturer rep firm partners. There is no doubt, Toshiba is poised for success."

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AMAG Names Board Chairman, President

In a planned transition effective July 1, 2014,  AMAG’s President and CEO Bob Sawyer will become Chairman of AMAG’s Board of Directors, relinquishing day to day executive management of the company to Matt Barnette, who has been promoted to president.

“Bob Sawyer recently celebrated 40 years of service with AMAG Technology and has been President and CEO for the last 19 years.  During his tenure, AMAG’s revenue growth, market position and expansion has positioned the company as a recognized market leader.  His guidance, leadership and commitment to exceptional customer service have been instrumental in AMAG’s success,” said G4S Technology CEO  Keith Whitelock.

"Matt Barnette has a deep knowledge of all major aspects of the security products industry coupled with over 20 years of experience building and leading teams," said Sawyer.  "Over the last 10 years, Matt has done an exceptional job leading the Sales and Marketing teams, while working closely with AMAG’s senior leadership to support the growth of the company’s global organization.  His contributions, experience and integrity make him the ideal candidate to succeed me as President of AMAG Technology."

Since joining AMAG in 2004,. Barnette has served AMAG as a Senior Business Development Manager, Vice President of Sales and Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. 

Contact Sawyer at and Barnette at  For more information about AMAG, visit