PSA Security Network (PSA), the globally renowned systems integrator consortium, has announced the appointment of Matt Barnette as its next Chief Executive Officer. PSA’s current CEO, Bill Bozeman, plans to retire from the organisation in 2021. Matt Barnette most recently served as Vice President of Physical Access Control Solutions North America Business Unit for HID Global and previously held the role of President at Mercury Security. “We are thrilled Matt has accepted our offer to be PSA’s next CEO,” said Board Chairman, Dan Budinoff, adding “Finding a replacement for Bill was no easy feat, but after an extensive search, Matt’s reputation in the industry, unparalleled experience and leadership acumen proved to be the perfect combination to lead PSA into the future.” Physical security industry expert Matt Barnette is a seasoned veteran in the physical security industry with over 30 years of experience in management and executive roles. He first joined Mercury Security back in June 2016. After the successful sale of Mercury Security to HID Global in October 2017, Barnette maintained the operational responsibility for the Mercury business worldwide, in addition to leading the HID Government Solutions Business (PIV) division and the HID Global Accounts organisation. “I’ve had the privilege of knowing Matt for many years and believe PSA is in very capable hands,” said Bill Bozeman, adding “I am proud of all we have accomplished at PSA. The organisation is in exceptional health and will continue to grow and prosper with Matt at the helm.” Member of Security Integration Hall of Fame Bill Bozeman has over 40 years of experience in the security systems integration business Bill Bozeman has over 40 years of experience in the security systems integration business and has been PSA’s CEO since 2000. He has won many prestigious industry awards, including the Paul Marcus Award and is a member of the Security Integration Hall of Fame. Bozeman was recognised as one of the 25 Most Influential Security Executives and received the George Lippert memorial award, recognising outstanding contributions to the Security Industry Association (SIA). In 2020, he received The Security Legend Award by Security Systems News. Cyber security and managed services firm “Bill leaves a tremendous legacy at PSA and I am honoured to have been selected for this role,” said Matt Barnette, adding “PSA’s mission is more important than ever for systems integrators and the company has been leading the way in cyber security, managed services and emerging technologies in our industry.” Matt Barnette began his security career in 1991 and has overseen sales, marketing, operations and corporate activities and initiatives during his tenure. Prior to Mercury/HID, Barnette was President of AMAG Technology – a G4S Company and spent 12 years working in various roles within the global organisation. Barnette starts at PSA on January 1, 2021, and will work alongside Bozeman for a transitional period. Bozeman and Barnette will both be present at PSA TEC, May 3 – 6, 2021, to discuss the state of PSA and the security industry as a whole.
PSA, the world’s largest electronic security cooperative, announced changes to its Board of Directors. The following PSA owners were elected to positions on the Board: Carey Boethel, President and CEO, Securadyne Systems Central Regional Director Skip Sampson, President, KST Security Midwest Regional Director Terry Rivet, President and CEO, Securitronics Northeast Regional Director Incumbents remaining on the Board are: Paul Thomas, President and COO, Northland Controls Chairman Dan Budinoff, President and CEO, Security Specialists Vice Chairman Christine Lanning, President, Integrated Security Technologies Western Regional Director Darryl Keeler, CEO, Tech Systems, Inc. Southern Regional Director Bill Bozeman, CPP, President and CEO, PSA Named Director as President and CEO of PSA “The deep industry knowledge and business acumen of the PSA Board of Directors is something we all hold in high esteem,” said Bill Bozeman, CPP, president and CEO of PSA. “We are pleased to announce the incoming directors who will help guide the future of PSA and continue to solidify PSA’s position in the industry.” Tom Hagen, chairman of the board for Pro-Tec Design, reached his term limit serving as the director for the Midwest region for the last six years. Boethel, Sampson, and Rivet were all elected to two-year terms in their respective positions. Lanning and Keeler have one year remaining in their current terms but are eligible for re-election next year.
The new design provides streamlined navigation and more in-depth content making the site easier to use Coinciding with the release of its’ latest, state-of-the-art “2-GIG” anti-burglary technology and smart home automation solutions, Security Specialists, LLC, a leading systems integrator and full-service solution provider of dynamic, high-performance, integrated life safety, electronic security, video surveillance and communications systems for commercial and residential clients, has revamped its web site, www.securityspecialists.com. Improved user experience Visitors to www.securityspecialists.com will now find more extensive information on the Company’s complete line of commercial and residential security product and service offerings in a format that has been redesigned and reorganised to be extremely user-friendly. The new design provides streamlined navigation and more in-depth content, making the site easier to use by home and small business owners, facilities and operations personnel, contractors and security personnel. “Security Specialists has an on-going commitment to keeping our customers up-to-date with the most accurate information,” said Dan Budinoff, President and Chief Executive Officer of Security Specialists. “This redesign of our website now allows us to better inform customers about our ever-expanding portfolio of products and services while more accurately reflecting our core competencies and future product vision.” Security Specialists Marketing Content Analyst Bill Pankracij added, "We redesigned our online presence because it better defines our overall business focus and strategy. By simplifying our website, we are making it clear that our strategic positioning and value proposition have also evolved to take advantage of new opportunities in the commercial and residential security markets."
Tony Lorenzo Hardy joins Security Specialists as service manager, bringing over 20 years of security experience Security Specialists, Inc., a leading systems integrator and full-service solution provider of dynamic, high-performance, integrated life safety, electronic security, video surveillance and communications systems for commercial and residential clients, recently announced the addition of two new employees. They will report to Security Specialists Director of Sales, Kimberly Kissell Rescigno. Tony Lorenzo Hardy as service manager Tony Lorenzo Hardy, Sr. joins Security Specialists as Service Manager, bringing with him nearly twenty years of diversified security experience. In this role, Tony will be responsible for resolving customer issues regarding service, ensuring contractual obligations are fulfilled and enhancing overall customer satisfaction. He will supervise field technicians, service sales reps and administrative personnel to support the Company’s service customers. Tony was most recently with Outsource LLC. Stephen Holtman as account executive Stephen Holtman has been hired to fill the position of Account Executive. A highly-motivated, results-driven professional with over two decades of B-to-B sales and business development experience, Stephen will be responsible for maximising sales revenue and profitability in all business segments. Stephen comes to Security Specialists from ADT Security Services. “At Security Specialists, we’re always looking for high achievers to join our customer-driven culture of excellence,” said Security Specialists President and CEO Dan Budinoff. “As we continue to execute on our smart-growth strategy, hiring talented individuals like Tony and Stephen will allow us to continue providing customers with the very highest levels of service and support.” Growing team of security professionals Security Specialists Director of Sales, Kimberly Kissell Rescigno added, "We’re committed to making Security Specialists one of the best places to work by hiring elite talent within the security industry and continually investing in their career development. We are thrilled to have Stephen and Tony on our team and are confident they will significantly contribute to our bottom-line growth.”
Elections were held on May 5, 2015 at the Annual Stockholder Meeting held in conjunction with TEC 2015 PSA Security Network®, the world’s largest electronic security cooperative, recently announced changes to its Board of Directors. Elections were held on May 5, 2015 at the Annual Stockholder Meeting held in conjunction with TEC 2015. The following PSA owners were elected or appointed to positions on the Board: Ron Oetjen, Securadyne Systems, Chairman of the Board Paul Thomas, Northland Controls, Vice Chairman Christine Lanning, Integrated Security Technologies, Western Regional Director Darryl Keeler, Tech Systems, Inc., Southern Regional Director Terry Rivet, Securitronics, Northeast Regional Director (appointment) Incumbents remaining on the Board are: Tom Hagen, Pro-Tec Design, Midwest Regional Director Eric Yunag, Dakota Security Systems, Central Regional Director Dan Budinoff, Security Specialists, Past Chairman “We are pleased to announce the Board members that will guide PSA in the years ahead,” said Bill Bozeman, president and CEO of PSA Security Network. “The expertise and experience represented in this group truly exemplifies the strength that PSA as a whole brings to the table in the security industry.” Oetjen, Thomas, Lanning, and Keeler were all elected to two year terms in their respective positions. Hagen and Yunag have one year remaining in their current terms but are eligible for reelection next year. Rivet will complete the remaining one year left on the term for the Northeast position that was vacated by Dan Budinoff. Budinoff assumed the Chairman role following the resignation of Mike Kobelin in February 2015.