People & Places July

July 22, 2014

DORMA Names President

Wil VandeWiel has been named president of DORMA Architectural Hardware, a leading manufacturer and marketer of door system technology, including surface closers, concealed closers, locks and key systems, exit devices, low energy operators, coordinator systems, fire/life safety, overhead stops/holders, access control, and pivots.

VandeWiel most recently in the high security industry. He recently was managing director for Bosch Security Systems, based in Lancaster, Pa. He has also held numerous senior-level positions at Bosch and elsewhere in business development, sales and marketing, quality and operations. This varied background is expected to be an important asset supporting DORMA Architectural Hardware in its mission of providing premium access solutions.

VandeWiel succeeds Scott Duncan, who retired recently after six years as president of DORMA Architectural Hardware.

Sielox appoints Sales and Marketing VP

Sielox, Runnemede, N.J., has appointed Brian Mathieu as vice president of sales and marketing for the company’s access control systems. He will be responsible for expanding the company’s domestic and international market share and channels as the company continues to introduce complete access control and video management solutions for physical and logical security space.

Mathieu most recently served as vice president of Henry Brothers Mid-Atlantic and joins Sielox after more than 25 years experience building strategic sales programs for leading innovators in the security market. He produced leading business units and performing channel partners through the application and delivery of successful management strategies, market identification and strategic planning for Cardkey, Vision Systems, Stanley, Securitas and Simplex.

Dortronics Names Pacific Northwest Rep Firm 

Dortronics Inc. has appointed GP Marketing as their new manufacturer’s representative for the Pacific Northwest, covering the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.

“GP Marketing has deep roots in the region and they will be a definite asset in achieving our goal of continued growth in the Pacific Northwest,” said Bryan Sanderford, national sales manager, Dortronics Systems, Inc. “We look forward to working with them and to a mutually beneficial partnership.”

GP Marketing, based in Seattle, WA, is an active participant in local and national industry trade associations including ASIS, ISC, NSCA and ERA.

“We are impressed by Dortronics’ reputation for product reliability and innovation,” said Gary Ponto, President, GP Marketing. “There is tremendous potential for their powerful access control solutions and our goal will be to leverage their success in the growing Pacific Northwest market.”

For more information on GP Marketing, visit their website at For more information on Dortronics’ extensive line of access control products, visit

Mas Intercom Signs First U.S. Distribution Partner

MAS Intercom, a manufacturer of audio/video door phone communication systems, has signed Custom Electronic Supply of San Jose, Calif. as the company’s first U.S. distributor of Intercom systems for residential and commercial applications.

“This new partnership with ISM helps us maintain that same level of service and support with local and regional coverage that our long history has been built on,” says Phil Wright, general manager, MAS Intercom USA. “ I have had the privilege of working with the ISM team in the past, they understand today’s competitive market requires extra effort to keep a high level of service in a slow economy, the partnership with MAS is good for us, ISM and the customers we serve.”

Custom Electronic Supply is an independent distributor of many types of low voltage-based products, from security alarm systems, video surveillance equipment and fire alarm products to home solutions including intercom and home theater systems.

“As more and more renters and home owners move away from land line telephone service in their residents, the need for alternative ways of communicating with visitors at gates, entrance doors, lobbies and even their own front doors becomes a necessity. MAS INTERCOM provides a variety of solutions with the added bonus of video in cost-effective packages,” says David Kelly of CES.

In addition, ISM of Westlake Village, Calif., now represents the new Mas Intercom line of Intercom systems for residential and commercial applications on the U.S. West Coast.

Wright notes more distributors will be coming online in the future, with the goal to achieve regionalized distributors in the Midwest, South East and New England regions of the United States.

MAS Intercom manufactures audio/video door phone communication systems following high quality standards since 1963. MAS Intercom has a large selection of products for residential and commercial buildings. MAS systems support practical installation, new and unique user-friendly features and attractive designs and have a two-year warranty. For more information, visit