People & Places, Dec. 2014

Dec. 1, 2014

Kaba Acquires Keyscan

With its acquisition of the Canadian company Keyscan Inc., a specialist in innovative, wired access control solutions, Kaba has significantly strengthened its product offering in North America. In addition to its traditional standalone and wireless systems, Kaba will now offer Keyscan’s wired solutions for complete access control in virtually any commercial building.

Since 1990, Keyscan products have been installed in more than 50,000 sites, with 10 million credentials and 65 million credential transactions processed daily throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico.

"The integration of Keyscan will provide Kaba with access to a large, established network of low-voltage wholesalers, system integrators and security dealers, which presents valuable growth opportunities,” states Michael Kincaid, Chief Operating Officer for Kaba ADS Americas.

The technical integration of some of Kaba’s electronic locks with Keyscan’s access control products will enhance the combined approach, e.g. wireless and standalone, wireless and wired, standalone and wired, etc. , which produces customized solutions for key vertical market segments and further defines Kaba’s channel strategy.

“Keyscan’s robust suite of access control hardware and software will be integral building blocks for future advancements in Kaba’s comprehensive access control solutions” states Laura Reid, VP of Product Management for Kaba ADS America.

“This acquisition confirms the strong brand presence and reputation that Keyscan has built over the past 25 years,” said John Dyall, President of Keyscan Inc. “This strategic union will enhance the companies' competitive positioning in an evolving security landscape. It is consistent with our vision to create new growth opportunities through expanding product and service offerings, from our highly complementary product lines, combined with unparalleled customer service.”

Retaining its brand name, Keyscan will operate as a separate division of Kaba’s ADS Americas Group.

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S&G Names Leary COO

Nicholasville, KY –Sargent and Greenleaf, Inc. (S&G), a subsidiary of STANLEY Security and a leading manufacturer of high security locks and locking systems for safes, vaults and high-security cabinets, has appointed Brian Leary to Chief Operating Officer.

Leary most recently served as the Senior Vice President for Reading Rock, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of concrete products in Cincinnati, OH. Prior to joining Reading Rock, Leary spent several years at IR Security Technologies as General Manager for the Commercial Door Systems Group and Global General Manager for the Door Group.

Leary will report directly to Chris Casazza, President, STANLEY Security, Products Division and will assume the responsibilities previously held by Bill Dempsey, who recently retired. In his new role as COO, Leary will provide strategic leadership and day-to-day operational management for Sargent and Greenleaf and will drive the company to achieve and surpass its business objectives.

“We are proud to welcome Brian to the S&G executive team,” said Casazza. “His extensive industry experience will help to further S&G’s long-standing reputation for high-quality, customer-driven products.”

 “I am excited to work with the S&G Nicholasville team to build upon the successful and respected legacy that this influential organization has built over 157 years,” Leary said. “S&G continues to provide the highest levels of security and quality for safes, vaults and SCIFs.”

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Sigmund rejoins LAB Security Systems

Bristol, CT:  LAB Security Systems, the world’s largest manufacturer of quality lock tumbler pins, aftermarket repining kits and packaged tumbler pins, has announced  Mike Sigmund will be rejoining its sales and marketing staff as Director of New Business Development.

Sigmund has over 25 years’ experience leading marketing and sales strategies and building partnerships and alliances with industry leaders including TESA, LAB, Kaba and AlarmLock.  During his nine years with LAB, Mike was instrumental in growing LAB’s market share globally.

As Director of New Business Development, he will focus on growing the LAB brand globally by working with the major security distribution entities outside the U.S.  market.  Another major focus will be to identify and introduce LAB as a source for production lock tumbler pins, packaged pins and pinning kits to lock manufacturers around the world.

Key Tri-Ed Management Changes

Woodbury, NY: Following its recent acquisition by Anixter, TRI-ED Distribution announces key management changes and its new logo featuring the Anixter name. Pat Comunale will serve as President of Global Security Solutions. James Rothstein will serve as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Dirk Foreman will be responsible for Global/National Integrator Sales, both reporting directly to Comunale.

"The union of Anixter and TRI-ED makes for a very exciting combination," Comunale states. “Anixter has built a strong global security business focused around video surveillance and access control, specifically 'IP' solutions. The addition of Tri-Ed’s business (product portfolio, supplier relationships and broad, diversified customer base) creates a platform to be a full-line global security distributor. It’s great for our customers, our suppliers and our combined employees.”

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Napco Taps Szmania

Napco Security Technologies, Inc., Amityville, NY, announces the appointment of Craig Szmania  as Vice President of Sales - NAPCO Intrusion, Fire & Life Safety Division, reporting to Jorge Hevia, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Napco Security Technologies, Inc.

Based in the Southeast, Craig comes to Napco from UTC Interlogix, with an extensive background in sales management and an impressive record of sales growth in the security industry. Szmania is charged with Napco Security System Division’s sales of residential and commercial intrusion and fire products, iBridge Connected Home and Starlink 3G/4G communicators.

Napco Regional Vice Presidents of Sales, Dave Sheffey, SRVP, Northern Sales, and Duane Warehime, RVP Southern Sales, respectively, will report to Szmania, as well as Brandt Philips, Director Commercial Systems Sales.

“We are pleased to have Craig on board, to help spearhead the sales activities of the Napco Security Division and give special focus to its exciting new products and programs, including the Napco Gemini Commercial Platform, iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program & StarLink Radio 3G/4Gproduct line, “ Hevia said.

Szmania can be contacted at Napco 1-800-645-9445 ext. 146, cell phone (631) 601-4870, email [email protected].

Detex Marks Passing Of Carl Dean

New Braunfels, TX – Detex Corporation has lost a valued colleague and a true friend with the unexpected passing of Carl Dean on Sept. 19, while traveling in the Northwest. As a Consulting National Training Manager, Dean was doing what he loved best – traveling and teaching people around the world.

One of the best-known names in the field, Deab had more than four decades of experience to his credit, and job. After many years as a trainer for exit device manufacturers, Dean contracted with Detex in 2007 to continue teaching and training.

Known for his keen wit and immense knowledge of the industry, especially in commercial builders’ hardware and exit devices, he brought his own special instructional style to his job. His career included teaching code classes, and continuing education classes to architects and specification writers. He traveled and taught door hardware installation at The Council of Carpenters apprentice and training program, as well as classes for the Door and Hardware Institute.

“Carl was dedicated to teaching others about door hardware and understanding building codes, while making it fun and interesting, too,” said Ken Kuehler, Director of Marketing and Sales at Detex. “He will be greatly missed, both personally and professionally.”

Dean was an electrical engineering graduate of Purdue University at Indianapolis. He leaves his wife Mireille, son Barry, daughter Lisa and their extended family.