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Getting To Know Chris Bone, CTO At ASSA ABLOY Group

After eight years as an Engineer in the Royal Australian Army, I briefly worked at Telstra before joining Honeywell Australia. In 2000 I moved with Honeywell to Europe, and in 2010 took a position at ASSA ABLOY. My current role is global CTO for the ASSA ABLOY Group. During my career I have developed extensive knowledge of the global residential and commercial security industry, and of all aspects of building automation. I have had responsibility for sales leadership, project and product manage...

Getting To Know Dan Grimm, VP And General Manager Of Computer Vision At RealNetworks

As Vice President and General Manager of Computer Vision at RealNetworks, Dan Grimm leads the company’s facial recognition platform, SAFR. Prior to joining RealNetworks, Dan served as General Manager of Kindle Enterprise Publishing at Amazon. Dan also served as Associate Partner at Monitor Deloitte, where he led numerous strategy engagements advising C-suite and cabinet-level leaders in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa on driving top-line corporate growth, n...

Big Wins And The Importance Of Showing Up: Insights From SecurityInformed.com Editor Larry Anderson

As editor of SecurityInformed.com, Larry attends industry and corporate events, interviews security leaders and contributes original editorial content to the sites. He also guides the "editorial roadmap" to ensure the site provides the most relevant content for security professionals. From 1996 to 2008, Larry was editor of "Access Control & Security Systems" magazine and its affiliated websites. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Georgia State University with a minor in marketing. [...

Setting Goals, Business Travels And Radioactivity: Success Secrets From Tiandy's John Van Den Elzen

John van den Elzen is the General Manager of Tiandy Technologies Europe. He is responsible for managing the European activities of Tiandy related to sales, marketing and operations. His main tasks include building the infrastructure, creating and maintaining the eco partner environment and developing local sales & marketing activities in the region. Prior to joining Tiandy Technologies, he was General Manager, Worldwide Surveillance Business Unit of Promise Technology, and the Managing Dir...

Getting To Know Jeff Burgess, President/CEO At BCDVideo

Jeff Burgess’ career has spanned nearly 40 years in various segments of the computer industry, getting his start as a company shipper and working his way up to Vice President of Sales seven years later, within that same organization. He founded Burgess Computer Decisions, Inc., (BCD) in 1999, building high-availability servers for Fortune 500 companies. Burgess has been married for 33 years to Joanne, and has three children, one daughter-in-law, and two dogs. How did you come to work in t...

10 Security Market Players Share Their Top Professional Advice

Technology, products and services are vital to the security market, but so are the people behind them. This year, SourceSecurity.com has been highlighting some of the key characters who make up the security market. Along the way, we’ve discovered a broad spectrum of experiences and viewpoints that make up the industry. Many of the most insightful responses were to the question: What is the best professional advice you have received (and from whom)? Don’t underestima...

Getting To Know Don Erickson, CEO Of The Security Industry Association

Don Erickson grew up in Bellerose Village, New York and graduated from Catholic University. He has been the CEO of the Security Industry Association for five and a half years after serving as SIA’s government relations director. Erickson is responsible for managing the operations and programs of SIA and implementation of the Board’s strategic plan. He has worked in the U.S. Senate and held government relations positions with Alcatel and an association of rural telecommunications carr...

Getting To Know Liam McShane, Sales Director At Perfect Display Technology

Liam McShane is Sales Director at Perfect Display Technology Co Ltd. A Northern Irishman who’s been living in Shenzhen, China since 2014, Liam has a passion for technology and sales. Extrovert and humourous, fun loving, but serious when required to be, Liam has had a long career in sales within many industries - helped by a strange mind for specifications and random trivia. How did you come to work in the security industry? While working in China in the Financial Services Industry I met...

Getting To Know Eddie Reynolds, President & CEO Of Iluminar

As the founder and CEO of several established CCTV companies, Ms. Eddie Reynolds is at the forefront of bringing innovation to the surveillance industry. In 2009 Reynolds co-founded Iluminar Inc., a leading manufacturer and global supplier of IR and white light illuminators and license plate recognition products. Before launching this venture, Reynolds founded Raytec Technologies, Inc. and oversaw operations until 2009. Her extensive experience in the CCTV industry also includes work with compan...

Getting To Know Scott Schafer, Chairman-elect Of The Security Industry Association

Scott Schafer was formerly Arecont Vision's Executive Vice President, and serves as the Chairman-elect on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Security Industry Association. Scott started out in the IT industry with NCR, where his teams introduced many breakthrough technologies including the first commercial notepad computer. After joining Pelco in 2004, Scott moved on to Arecont Vision. How did you come to work in the security industry? I was recruited by David McDonald, the...

Getting To Know Kim Loy, Director Of Marketing At Vanderbilt Industries

Kim M. Loy is the Director of Marketing for Vanderbilt Industries. She was previously a member of the ONVIF Steering Committee and has also served as the Vice President of Global Marketing - Video Line of Business at  Pelco by Schneider Electric. Kim has more than 20 years of marketing and management success within the security and surveillance industry, and has worked in the capacity of VP of Global Marketing as well as General Manager of the Security Business Unit for Xtralis. She ha...

Getting To Know Thomas J. Langer, President Of ASIS International

Tom Langer is the Vice President of Security for BAE Systems. Prior to his current position, Tom served in a number of roles within the security function of BAE Systems and its precursor companies. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Tom has served in a number of leadership roles in professional security associations, and is currently the President of ASIS International. SourceSecurity.com Editor Larry Anderson cau...

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