One year after ABLOY USA Critical Infrastructure hired Shayne Spears as vertical market manager for Oil & Gas, he has been promoted and now will serve in a dual role as national accounts manager. Based in Texas, Spears continues to report to Managing Director Jerry Burhans.
With his new responsibilities, Spears will work with Ray Marquis, ABLOY’s Vertical Market Manager - Distribution & OEM, to develop national accounts. Spears also will continue promoting the brand to ABLOY’s channel partners, working specifically with larger integrators and distributors throughout the United States.
“I’m looking forward to utilizing our distributor network and educating them about our CI capabilities,” Spears says. He joined ABLOY USA Critical Infrastructure in September 2019 after accumulating 10 years of technical sales and business development experience and working for an oil and gas product manufacturing facility. “I think we can have a similar level of success that the Oil & Gas side of the business is experiencing.”
Spears referenced a key point when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in May recognized ABLOY’s high-security PL340 padlock for meeting regulations as a locking device for securing explosives magazines.
“To my knowledge, we are the only security lock company that had ATF inspect and verify their cylinder design,” Spears says. “That recognition has opened the doors for opportunities, and we have several trials taking place with end users at this time.”
Spears can be reached via email at [email protected].