News, July 2022

July 1, 2022

Five Codelocks Locks Earn UL Fire-Rated Certification

Codelocks announced that it achieved UL 10C certification and a three-hour fire rating for selected models within its mechanical, electronic and smart lock ranges.

The CL610/5, CL5210, CL5510 and CL5550 are certified for the maximum 180-minute fire rating. These locks can be used on any fire-rated opening without negatively affecting the opening’s fire certification and safety. In addition to the fire rating, some key features of the locks include simple installation and operation, key override, code-free access functionality and remote-release options.

“It is imperative to be sure that any products installed on fire-rated openings have a fire safety certification,” says Matt Welty, vice president, Americas at Codelocks. “Other products in the marketplace may appear to be ‘heavy duty’ enough to use. However, if they are not specifically fire-rated, installing them on an opening that is fire-rated will void the entire opening’s compliance.”

The CL610 and CL615 mechanical locks allow for single code entry; the CL5210 electronic lock allows for multiple code users; and the CL5510 and CL5500 smart locks allow for smart-card access and multiple code users. The CL5510 and CL5550 also are available with NetCode technology that allows for temporary access through date- and time-sensitive codes. NetCode can be generated quickly and easily via the K3 Connect App, the online Codelocks Connect Portal or by using the Codelocks Connect API.

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Allegion announced that John H. Stone will succeed David D. Petratis as president and CEO, effective July 11, 2022. Stone also will become a member of the company’s board of directors at that time, and Petratis will serve as executive chairman until his retirement, which is expected by Jan. 2, 2023. Petratis has led Allegion since its spin-off from the former Ingersoll Rand in 2013, capping off a distinguished 40-year career.

“Leading Allegion has been a privilege and one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional career,” Petratis says. “Since becoming a stand-alone public company, our commitment to safety and providing employees with the tools and resources to get the job done right has driven our success. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to our 11,000 employees whose dedication, innovation and collaboration have built our incredibly strong and loyal customer base and helped us navigate the challenges of the pandemic. Today, Allegion has the right talent and the right strategy to successfully execute on its vision of seamless access and a safer world. I believe the best is yet to come, and now is the right time to turn the reins over to a new leader. I look forward to working alongside John, the board and our management team to ensure a seamless transition. The future is bright at Allegion.”

Most recently, Stone served as president of Deere & Co.’s  Worldwide Construction, Forestry and Power Systems business, overseeing the nearly $11.4 billion segment. Under Stone’s leadership, the segment has delivered impressive growth and profitability.

 “I am excited to take on the role of CEO for Allegion, and I am grateful for the support of Dave and the board in entrusting me to lead the company’s next chapter,” Stone says. “Allegion is an industry leader with strong growth engines and tremendous talent. I am eager to hit the ground running, to work with this great team to capitalize on Allegion’s strong portfolio of products, services and software and to drive shareholder value and a safer world through smart security solutions.”

Amid a record-breaking year in product production, Paxton has added team members in the United States and abroad.

George Spanos has joined Paxton’s U.S. sales team as its new regional sales manager responsible for developing the Northeast region. This region spans from North New Jersey to Maine, including metro Boston and metro New York City.

Quanel Key recently joined the Paxton team as field training engineer for the central United States. He will be responsible for providing installation training at locations from the Rio Grande to the Canadian border.

Finally, to oversee global growth, Paxton recently appointed Blair Bowen as global manufacturing manager. Bowen previously managed manufacturing teams for Collins Aerospace and Jaguar Land Rover. He is based at Paxton’s main United Kingdom manufacturing facility in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

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Top Notch Distributors has named Jim Lewis as the Mid-South territory manager for the TND Outside Sales Team, based in Apex, North Carolina, and covering Southern Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Lewis will be responsible for visiting and developing relationships with accounts throughout the territory, tailoring the services Top Notch provides to each customer’s specific demands.

Most recently, Lewis worked as a division manager for Miele, where he was responsible for the Go-To-Market Sales Plan, working with top homebuilders as well as Ferguson Supply.

“We believe that Lewis’ knowledge and experience in the industry makes him a natural fit for our team of territory managers, and we’re excited to see what he brings to the table,” Top Notch says.

Lewis can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 704-618-5896.