People & Places, Jan. 2015

Jan. 2, 2015

DORMA Americas Names President

Reamstown, PA - DORMA Americas, a leading global manufacturer of premium access solutions and services, has named Reed Buettner Area President. Buettner was most recently president of DORMA USA. He brings to the executive role deep expertise in the design and development of access solutions, as well as a long history of successfully pursuing new business and growing the market share of established building systems brands.

Before joining DORMA, Buettner served as chief executive officer of Door Controls, Inc., which was acquired by DORMA in July 2013. Earlier in his career, he served as a general manager for automatic entrance manufacturer Besam, a subsidiary of Assa Abloy. Prior to that, he served as a designer for ThyssenKrupp Elevator.

Ronald DeThomas, chief financial officer for DORMA Americas, said the selection of Buettner is representative of the company’s ambitious plan to accelerate strong revenue growth and invest in new product development.

"DORMA's technological leadership, combined with our strategic acquisitions of niche market leaders, positions our company to take a commanding lead in American markets. Reed’s success as CEO of Door Controls, Inc., demonstrates that he is an experienced and dynamic executive who understands how to maximize these advantages,” said DeThomas.

"I am very pleased to join DORMA Americas at this exciting time in the company's history," said Buettner. "Our people, our expanding product portfolio, and our commitment to serving our customers are second to none. I have every confidence we will exceed our 2014/2015 objectives, and accelerate our progress toward the DORMA 2020 vision."

FLINK Named President Of ADI Global

Melville, N.Y., December  2014 –Michael Flink has been named president of ADI Global. ADI, part of the Honeywell Security Group (HSG), will operate as a global organization, and Flink will lead all ADI businesses across the Americas, EMEA and India. He will continue to report to HSG President Ron Rothman.

“Michael is a distinguished leader with many years of experience building successful distribution models, driving growth and delivering positive results,” said Rothman. “Under his leadership, ADI Global will continue to strengthen its value proposition, maximize its global network and deliver a robust customer experience to help customers grow their businesses.”

In his new role, Flink will drive an ADI global vision and business strategy to maximize vendor and customer relationships, strengthen product categories and lead expansion plans across all regions. Flink has been president of ADI Americas since 2010, and has successfully led a cultural transformation focused on growth, marketing strategies and learning to improve the customer experience and strengthen the organization.

 “Our company is well positioned to grow, and we are committed to serving dealers and vendors around the world,” said Flink. “With ADI’s strong multi-brand, multi-category and multi-region distribution model, we will continue to drive growth and build on our position as a global leader in distribution, and I am proud to have the opportunity to lead this organization.”

Aarnes To Head ADI North America

Rob Aarnes has been named president of ADI North America, responsible for leading all ADI business operations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. He will continue to report to Michael Flink, who has been recently named president of ADI Global.

Aarnes previously served as the ADI operations leader for the past two years. In this role, he led the company’s operational excellence efforts to improve the capabilities of ADI sites across North America, and drove initiatives for sustainable improvements in safety, quality, delivery, cost and inventory management.

“Rob has made significant contributions to ADI since he joined the company, and his extensive leadership and business strategy experience make him the perfect candidate to lead ADI’s North America business,” said Flink. “Rob’s commitment to growth, profitability and delivering value to customers and vendors will help provide a competitive advantage to ADI, and secure the long term success of the company.”

Aarnes joined ADI in 2013 from Gunnar Optiks where he served as president and CEO. Previously, he has held a variety of senior leadership positions in retail, manufacturing and distribution industries.

In addition, ADI has opened new branch locations in Jackson, Miss., and Mobile, Ala. “The opening of these two additional locations supports ADI’s growth strategy and strengthens our commitment to providing a valuable customer experience to our dealers,” said Aarnes. “We are extremely excited to open our doors at these new locations, and we look forward to opening additional ADI locations in the future.”

ADI Jackson

197 Interstate Drive

Interchange Business Park

Building B, Suite G

Richland, MS 39218

Phone: 601-420-9229

ADI Mobile

933 Lakeside Drive

Mobile, AL 36693

Phone: 251-662-7373

With these new locations, ADI will operate 102 sales branches to support security and low voltage dealers across North America. For more information, visit