People & Places, July 2016

July 4, 2016

Patriots RB Inspires Crowd at CLARK-Boston Open House

Boston – Dion Lewis, running back for the New England Patriots, inspired a crowd of security professionals during an open house June 8 in Boston, Massachusetts, for CLARK Security Products, an Anixter company and leading wholesale distributor of physical security products and services.

Lewis spoke about being tenacious and committed to hard work as he pursued his dream of playing for the NBA—a message of perseverance that captured the tone of the open house: After more than a decade, security professionals can finally pick up products locally in Boston thanks to the partnership of CLARK and TRI-ED, joint Anixter companies.

“Re-opening in Boston happened as the result of long-term vision and planning,” said Jay Heffernan, CLARK Vice President of Sales. “We invested in this move because we feel confident that the market will benefit greatly from our presence. Thanks to a lot of hard work, now CLARK can provide security solutions quickly and easily to the region’s electronic and mechanical hardware businesses.”

Standing in front of the crowd, Lewis was living proof that that you can’t give up on your dreams as he works hard to recover from a torn ACL that ended his 2015 season. His goal is to be back in the games by September 2016.

“By all indications, I shouldn’t have even played high school football,” the 5.6” and 170lbs athlete told the crowd of locksmiths and security integrators who came from across Boston, as well as representatives from ASSA ABLOY, a leading manufacturer of security products, and a few lucky kids who joined parents for this up-close experience with the legendary athlete who has been involved in youth football since childhood.

“But I’m here to show that if you want something in life, you have to work hard for it,” Lewis said.

After his speech, Dion Lewis took questions from the audience about his time in the combine, how he measured on agility drills and the 40-yard dash, and what it was like to play for the Patriots. Lewis stayed to pose for pictures and sign autographs. In the background, the Celtic Strings, the Norwood High School string orchestra, played music throughout the event.

“This was such a great way to reintroduce CLARK to Boston,” Heffernan said. “We were floored by the turnout of local security businesses—all there to celebrate hard work and new beginnings.

“The floor was so packed we could hardly move. We have to give Dion Lewis some credit for that!” said Heffernan.

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Aiphone Opens East Coast Office

Redmond, Wash.—  Aiphone Corp., a leading international manufacturer of intercom and entry security products, announces the opening of an East Coast office in Cherry Hill, N.J. enabling the company to better serve a growing U.S. market area.

Bruce Czerwinski, Aiphone’s U.S. general sales manager, said the new office will house customer service and tech support members, while assisting the new sales team serving the east coast from Maine to Virginia.

“We’re seeing tremendous sales growth in this area, making it the right time to open a North American office outside of Washington,” he said. “This office will help meet our consistent goal of providing the highest degree of sales and support services for all customers.”

The new office can be reached by calling the existing toll-free number, 800-692-0200. It will be open from 8:00AM to 4:30PM (EST), Monday through Friday.

Aiphone products range from simple door-answering units to sophisticated video entry security systems, complex microprocessor-based commercial systems and luxury condo/apartment security and communication systems. Aiphone sells to the commercial, correctional, education, government, healthcare, and residential markets.  For more information visit

STANLEY Security Partners with IAHSS

Naperville, IL– STANLEY Security  announces that it is bolstering its association and partnership with the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS).  As a dedicated and fervent supporter of safety and security in healthcare facilities, STANLEY Security is expanding their support of IAHSS and its mission, to include their 2016 Annual Conference & Exhibition (AC&E). IAHSS is the only organization solely dedicated to professionals involved in managing and directing security and safety programs in healthcare facilities.

For years, STANLEY Security has been a frontrunner in the market of enhancing safety and security for healthcare facilities. STANLEY Security offers a comprehensive suite of security solutions, manufactured products and cutting-edge technologies to provide superior enterprise systems specifically tailored to meet the complex needs and standards of healthcare environments. By identifying these needs STANLEY Security works with customers to promote and develop the highest level of standards for their security program.

“STANLEY Security’s commitment to being a security partner through thought leadership and constant dialogue will assist the mission of IAHSS to provide the highest level of service, solutions and educational materials for safety and security in the healthcare marketplace,” said Kyle Gordon, Vice President, Campus Solutions – North America, STANLEY Security.

“We view this partnership as an extension of our continued dedication to developing and implementing security technologies for healthcare facilities,” said Gordon. “We are pleased to be united with the IAHSS, an extraordinary organization that has educated and served healthcare professionals for almost 50 years, giving us the opportunity to assist with and support their mission.” 

“STANLEY Security is one of the leaders in the security industry and is a key collaborator to help us advance the associations’ goal of promoting the importance of safe healthcare environments,” said Jeff Young, President, IAHSS. “With membership at an all-time high, this partnership will help us to continue to develop, educate and provide the most efficient and advances solutions available.”

ASSA ABLOY acquires Mauer in Bulgaria

ASSA ABLOY has acquired Mauer, a leading manufacturer of cylinders and locks and a leading supplier of locking products in Bulgaria.

"I am very pleased to welcome Mauer into the ASSA ABLOY Group. The acquisition of Mauer delivers on our strategy to grow our presence in emerging markets", says Johan Molin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.

”Mauer is an innovative business, especially in relation to cylinders, with a strong track record and a leading position in the Bulgarian market,” says Tzachi Wiesenfeld, Executive Vice President of ASSA ABLOY and Head of the EMEA division.

Mauer was established in 1989, with the company’s main production facilities located in Varna and sales offices located in Plovdiv, Sofia and Pleven. The Group has approximately 200 employees.