People and Places, February 2012

Feb. 2, 2012


Carolina Dybeck Happe has been appointed CFO and Executive Vice President of the ASSA ABLOY Group, effective March 1st 2012. She succeeds Tomas Eliasson who has accepted a position outside the company.

Carolina Dybeck Happe is currently CFO of Trelleborg, a global industrial group listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Previously, she spent nine years with ASSA ABLOY, the last four years as CFO of the EMEA division located in London and before that as CFO of market region Central Europe located in Berlin. She holds a Master Degree in Finance.

"I am very pleased that Carolina will join ASSA ABLOY. Her experience from having worked in different countries, a solid finance background and an extensive knowledge about our company make an excellent fit for her new role," says Johan Molin, president and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.

Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution Welcomes Farpointe Data

Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution has added FarPointe Data to its roster of vendor partners. FarPointe Data is one of the access control industry’s leading independent manufacturer of readers, cards and tags.

 “The design specifications, superior manufacturing process, and competitive pricing along with reliable performance make FarPointe Data a preferred choice of professional security installers,” notes Jeffrey A. Stout, Director of Network Solutions for Tri-Ed/Northern Video Distribution.

 “We’re very pleased to welcome Far Pointe Data as a valued supplier partner,” adds Pat Comunale, President and Chief Operating Officer for Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution.

SIA Names Director of Government Relations

Alexandria, VA – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has appointed Marcus Dunn as the association’s Director of Government Relations. Dunn replaces Don Erickson, who was named as SIA’s Chief Executive Officer late last year. Dunn comes to SIA from Susan Davis International, a public relations firm, where he served as a senior account executive.

Dunn’s previous work includes nearly a decade on Capitol Hill, stints as a senior legislative advisor for Patton Boggs, LLP and time as the sole proprietor of legislative consulting firm Capitol Centric, LLC.

 “Marcus brings a wide variety of experiences to SIA, including work with associations, media, public and government relations,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “We are excited to have him on the team and look forward to him leading an increased role for SIA government relations in advancing the best interests of our membership, and the security industry as a whole.”

 “As a strong believer in the role of government relations and our system of government, I look forward to putting my experience and knowledge to work for SIA and the industry,” said Dunn.

The Security Industry Association ( is a leading trade group for businesses in the electronic and physical security market.

OnSSI Appoints SE Sales Manager

Pearl River, NY– OnSSI, a market leader in open-architecture, intelligent IP-based video surveillance software, has appointed David Throckmorton as Southeast Regional Sales Manager. Throckmorton, who will be located in a regional office in the greater Miami area, will apply his extensive sales and technology experience to manage OnSSI’s business activities in the region, and to ensure the company's continued growth in the Southeastern United States.

Throckmorton comes to OnSSI with seven years of experience in the electronic security and video surveillance industry. As an account manager and technology design specialist for Security 101, a dealer/integrator in South Florida, he focused on selling integrated solutions. Throughout his career, he has managed large installations ranging from hospitals in South Florida to the Miami-Dade County government that employ a variety of integrated solutions including Ocularis from OnSSI. Throckmorton was also previously employed by Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies for several years where he received the “President’s Club Top Sales Award”.

 “The Southeast is an important and rapidly expanding region for OnSSI's Ocularis video security and surveillance platform,” said Gadi Piran, President and Chief Technology Officer of OnSSI. “Integrators and end-users servicing a wide range of vertical markets continue to embrace the outstanding performance and added value that Ocularis provides, and we welcome the addition of David to help us communicate the broad functionality and overall benefits Ocularis provides to new and existing customers throughout the Southeast.”

 “Working for an integrator enabled me to fully appreciate the advantages of Ocularis for a variety of video surveillance applications,” said Throckmorton. “I recognize and appreciate OnSSI's leadership role in the IP-based video surveillance software market, and look forward to cultivating new business opportunities for OnSSI throughout the region.”

ESI Forum Presents Best Practice Awards

Industry leaders arrived at the Omni Mandalay at Las Colinas in Irving, TX, Jan. 9, 2012, for the launch of the co-located ESI Forum and ESA Leadership Summit events. This afternoon they took some time to applaud the 2012 Best Practice Award Winners at the Forum’s Roundtable Session, sponsored by Telguard.

Winners included:

  • Mijac Alarm for the Financial, Legal and Human Capital Management Category

  • Inner Security Systems, Inc. for the New Technology Implementation Category

  • Pinnacle Security for the Production Management (Design/Installation) Category

  • Pro-Tech Systems for the Profit-Generating Strategies Category

  • ASG Security for the Sales and Marketing Management Category

The Forum congratulates its winners, all of which supplied innovative solutions, which have contributed to an increase in efficiencies, profits and competitive-edge for the companies.

The Best Practice Awards Program, sponsored by Cygnus Security Media, recognizes outstanding business processes in the electronic security integration industry. A panel of anonymous industry experts selected the winners who received an award and a $500 cash prize. The winners will also be featured in ESA publications and on the ESI Forum website.