New Board, 2022 Summit Date Announced at SHDA Meeting

Nov. 1, 2021

In September 2021, the Security Hardware Distributors Association (SHDA) announced its new officers, who will serve for the next year, and the date of the 2022 summit, which will return to its usual spring time.

Members gathered in Phoenix for the 50th Annual Industry Advancement Summit. SHDA members were eager to meet face-to-face with nearly 200 attendees at the Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak to reconnect — many for the first time — since the last in-person summit in May 2019.

“When it comes to building business relationships, nothing can compare with actually being across a table or side-by-side at a reception,” says David Swartz, 2019-2021 SHDA president and Southern Lock’s chief operations officer. “The Industry Advancement Summit is designed to maximize the ability for distributors and manufacturers to forge new connections and strengthen existing ties.”

At this year’s Ben Silver Seminar, SHDA welcomed management trainer and speaker Jason Lauritsen. Lauritsen spoke on improving employee engagement and performance by creating healthy and positive relationships. He shared his tips and best practices for business leaders to engage employees in today’s disrupted work environment.

The following slate, approved unanimously at the SHDA business meeting, will guide SHDA for the next year:

  • President: Rob Justen, Doyle Security Products
  • Vice President: Lance Johnsen, Hans Johnsen
  • Treasurer: Charlie Weaver, Accredited Locks
  • Past President: David Swartz, Southern Lock
  • Director: William Weaver, Accredited Locks
  • Director: Brad Ashley, Top Notch Distributors

“It was great seeing everyone after a year and a half apart,” 2021-2023 SHDA President Rob Justen says. “I am looking forward to the next two years as we continue to come back together. I would also like to thank David Swartz for his last two years as president. It was a crazy term to say the least, but Dave did an excellent job navigating the organization through the rough seas.”

SHDA’s 2022 Industry Advancement Summit is scheduled to take place in Frisco, Texas, April 24-29, 2022. Organizers of the next summit are planning a belated 50th birthday bash for the association, which was established in 1971.

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