News and People, August 2018

Aug. 2, 2018

Black Suede Finish Debuts

NEW YORK,—ASSA ABLOY's new Black Suede (BSP) finish is available across a large, multi-brand offering of door hardware. Similar to the highly sought-after matte black finishes now seen throughout both residential and commercial spaces, ASSA ABLOY’s Black Suede exudes a sophisticated elegance with a “suede-like” feel.

Black Suede is a permanent matte finish that has proven to maintain its original “suede-like” appearance with no signs of dulling. Suitable for most applications where aesthetics and durability are of equal importance, Black Suede ushers in extensive options for designers who seek to incorporate this popular trend throughout a space.

“ASSA ABLOY’s Black Suede finish is arriving at the perfect time for designers,” says Sandra Matheny, Director of Decorative Openings for ASSA ABLOY. “The finish is not only modern and chic, but it’s incredibly versatile. At ASSA ABLOY, we’re committed to designing sustainable, durable, and aesthetically pleasing door hardware that’s responsive to the expectations of our designers and their clients.”

Black Suede is the latest in a growing list of new, on-trend finishes available for door hardware from Corbin Russwin, Norton, Rixson, SARGENT, Yale, and the ASSA ABLOY Architectural Door Accessories product lines of Markar, McKinney, Pemko, and Rockwood. Pictured is the Yale NexTouch in Black Suede. From door closers and locks to hinges and a multitude of other accessories, the availability of this finish across such a vast portfolio can achieve a more fluid, consistent design throughout interior and exterior openings. For more information, visit the individual brand website.

Irvine, Calif. – Standalone digital lock manufacturer Codelocks Inc. appointed Matt Welty as its new General Manager. Working from the company’s office in Irvine, California, he will be responsible for development of the company and driving growth throughout North America.

Welty worked in senior roles for a number of leading American door hardware manufacturers over the past 37 years. Alongside his door and security expertise, Codelocks will benefit from Matt’s far-reaching sales, marketing and strategic capabilities.

Commenting on his new appointment, Matt said: “I am pleased to be joining a successful global corporate company and I am looking forward to further growing the business. I believe that Codelocks can achieve tremendous growth in the Americas by better understanding and meeting the needs of both current and future customers.”

Matt will focus on replicating Codelocks successes across all regions and explore further internationalization of the company.

NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., Amityville, NY, has appointed Randy Zornberg as Metro New York Sales Manager, for the New York Boroughs, Long Island, and Westchester, reporting to Napco SRVP, Northern Region, Dave Sheffey. Tanner Lockard has been appointed as new Regional Sales Manager, also reporting to Sheffey.

Zornberg joins Napco’s sales team, with many years of security experience, in all facets of the industry, including with other leading fire companies, Siemens & Potter. He is based on Long Island and will be providing sales support, new product introductions and applications solution assistance on Napco’s Communications, Intrusion & Commercial Fire Security Systems and Connected Home Solutions, throughout the region, i.e., Metropolitan New York, Long Island, and Westchester.

Lockard joins Napco’s sales team, with years of security industry experience, most recently in channel sales/distribution. Based in Kentucky, he will be providing sales support, new product introductions and applications solution assistance on Napco’s Communications, Intrusion & Commercial Fire Security Systems and Connected Home Solutions, throughout the region, i.e., the states of OH, KY, IN, MI, Western PA, Eastern NY State, and West Virginia.

Contact Zornberg at [email protected] or cell 631-987-4659 or Dave Sheffey, SRVP of Sales, [email protected]. Contact Lockard at 631-786-0283 or [email protected].

Altronix has appointed Stephen Oliva as Western Regional Sales Manager. With more than 20 years of experience in the security industry, Oliva has held important positions at Axis Communications, ASSA ABLOY and Chubb Fire & Security. He previously held the position of Regional Sales Manager at Thomasson Marketing Group, Inc. His role at Altronix will include new business development, expanding well-established customer relationships, conducting technical trainings, amongst his other duties. In addition, he will support the independent sales representatives in his territory which include the states of AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, and WA.

“We are looking forward to the contributions that Stephen will make to best support Altronix customers in the Western region,” said Alan Forman, President, Altronix Corporation. “Stephen’s knowledge, experience and personality, coupled with his passion and energy, is a recipe for success, and we welcome him to the Altronix family.”

“This is an exciting time to join Altronix, a company with a reputation for superior customer support and product excellence,” said Oliva. “I am excited to be part of the team and look forward to supporting new and existing Altronix customers, and helping them specify the best solutions to meet their unique challenges.”

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