People and Places September 2011

Aug. 10, 2011

Robinson To Head Sargent & Greenleaf

Nicholasville, KY – Sargent & Greenleaf, Inc., (S&G), a company of Stanley Security Solutions, has named Kent Robinson to the position of Chief Operating Officer-United States.

Before joining Stanley, Robinson served in various operations and finance roles with SC Johnson Wax and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. He became a part of The Stanley Works in 2006 with the Security Solutions division in Indianapolis, IN, responsible for improving channel strategy, implementing new systems and reporting tools and streamlining back-office support operations.

As Chief Operating Officer, Robinson will be responsible for Sales and Marketing and will report directly to Bill Dempsey, President.

“We are very pleased to have Kent join the S&G team. His engineering background will be vital in bringing additional support to our technical products and will enhance the customer relationships,” Dempsey said. 

“I enjoy working with technical products and helping to provide the right solutions for customers,” states Robinson.  “Additionally, I am excited to be part of an industry that is both fast-changing and also carries a great deal of tradition.”

Cansec Systems Names Courville, EAO, VP Sales

Mississauga Ontario – Cansec Systems Ltd., a Canadian manufacturer of reliable access control products, has named Marc Courville vice president of sales, responsible for all sales and marketing activities for domestic and international markets.

"As we approach our 25th anniversary, this new role will enhance our ability for the next 25 years to grow our sales and effectively communicate our vision of the next generation of Cansec solutions to our customers and the marketplace. His expertise in the industry and extensive understanding of our products will allow him to have an immediate impact on the growth and profitability of the company," said Cansec Systems President Fred Dawber.

Marks USA Custom Lockset Division Tackles Trump Tower

Marks USA welcomed the challenge of creating custom locksets for Trump Tower in Chicago, utilizing custom escutcheons engraved with the Trump World logo. The 486 residences of Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago present an extraordinary lifestyle opportunity known to few throughout the world. This is private, residential living in the heart of downtown Chicago with luxury, comfort and extraordinary style.

MARKS USA Custom Lockset Division manufactures mortise, cylindrical and tubular locks in a large variety of designs and functions. They also offer custom trim with engraving and conventional and high-security keying for residential and industrial systems.

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IR Focus Group: BOMA Members Equate Safety with Reputation

CARMEL, IN – Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies announced initial findings from a focus group taken among the 900 commercial real estate industry executive members attending the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Conference June 26-28. Property managers ranked innovation, training and consistent execution as the key challenges they face in regard to achieving their security goals.

“The 12 BOMA member panel stated that safety is a critical element in property management as their reputations and their properties’ reputations are on the line,” reports April Noblitt, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies director, commercial real estate vertical market.  “As the BOMA Cornerstone Partner, with the privilege of exclusively representing the security category to BOMA’s constituency, we felt it necessary to determine what property managers, building owners, tenants and potential alliance partners are thinking when it comes to security issues.”

According to Noblitt, “Great insight was gained into the challenges prime real estate managers face as well as into areas of need that they want the security industry to address.  We feel it is important as industry advisors and marketers to understand the changes taking place in security application and consumption.” 

Members highlighted tenant acquisition, retention and expense management as key requirements related to security and safety.  In addition, it was reiterated throughout the dialog that improvement in the areas of communication and training were essential to delivering value to tenants and improving effectiveness.  The final report from the focus group will be available on the Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies website in mid-August.