Boon Edam Inc., a global provider of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced that the company has hired a new Service Sales Manager and further expanded its national and enterprise sales teams to support continued strong demand for security entrance solutions in the Americas. With hundreds of entrance installations across the country, Boon Edam is committed to helping organisations keep their solutions running for many years with minimal interruptions. Al Vandine has come on board as a Service Sales Manager who will be recommending preventative maintenance and other service plans primarily in the New York City and Washington DC areas. Enterprise Accounts was an initiative started in 2013, and is currently managed by Greg Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Enterprise/Global Accounts. Access control systems Serving 20 years with Boon Edam in various roles, Glen has a great deal of knowledge when it comes to security entrances The team works in cooperation with Regional Sales Managers to ensure that enterprise customers receive superior service at all levels. Two new members were promoted from regional Business Development Manager roles to Enterprise Accounts Managers: Dave Whitis will cover the Southeast region and has over 25 years of sales and operations experience in the security industry, including an accomplished background in designing and implementation of access control systems. Dave has been with Boon Edam for 9 years and currently resides in Senoia, GA, a suburb of Atlanta. Glen Tracy oversees the Midwest Central region. Serving 20 years with Boon Edam in various roles, Glen has a great deal of knowledge when it comes to both security entrances and revolving door solutions. Glen works out of his office in Salt Lake City, UT. Improve customer service In addition, Joe Seagriff and Ted Lewis are now Directors of Enterprise Accounts for eastern and western North America respectively. To increase sales coverage and further improve customer service in the USA, Boon Edam has promoted new leadership and hired additional Regional Sales Managers (RSM’s) to deliver on-site entrance consultations in smaller geographic regions. JC Powell has been promoted to Vice President of Sales. He will be supervising 14 RSM’s across North America. JC started with the company in 2011 as an RSM and progressed to National Sales Manager for the South and West in 2016. JC has a background in construction and security sales spanning 21 years and lives in Dallas, TX. Management and consulting Scott is a security technologies veteran having served in several capacities from door hardware Brian Marshall has served as an RSM with Boon Edam since 2011 and has been promoted to Regional Sales Director responsible for training all RSM’s. Brian is based in Fishers, IN. Connie Winters is the new Mid-South RSM, covering the Carolinas, Tennessee and Arkansas. From thermal solution start-ups, to Fortune 500 technology companies, Connie brings over 25 years of business development, manufacturing, and sales experience to the Boon Edam team and is based in Raleigh, NC. Scott Bryan is the new Southeast RSM. Scott covers Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Scott is a security technologies veteran having served in several capacities from door hardware, to integration and more recently, management and consulting. He earned his BICSI certification as a RCDD. He also is an ASIS member and earned his PSP in 2010. Scott is based in Suwanee, GA. Physical security Scott Delk is the new Midwest Central RSM, covering the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado. Scott has over 26 years of experience in physical security, having held numerous positions with Stanley Security, ASSA ABLOY, Avigilon, Allegion and IDENTIV. Scott is based in Kansas City, MO. Wendy Stimac is the new Great Lakes RSM. Wendy covers Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and northern Indiana. Wendy’s 20 years of success in sales includes Panasonic Security and Johnson and Johnson. She is based in La Crosse, WI. Industrial and corporate customers Kathleen Schreiber is the new Midwest East RSM. Kathy will be covering Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Eastern Ohio. Kathy joined the Boon Edam Enterprise Sales Team in June of 2016 in the role of Entrance Analyst – Program Leader. Her prior success in sales included the oil, gas and physical security industries serving enterprise, industrial and corporate customers. Kathy is based in Pittsburgh, PA. Comprised of Inside Sales Representatives and Project Coordinators, the Sales Support Team is run by Chris Grabowski, the Director of Sales Support. His team works with Boon Edam’s regional RSM’s to ensure the success of the entrance order from purchase order to shipment. Gisette Suarez, Leif Reedstrom and Greg Hampton joined the team as Inside Sales Representatives, and Rhonda Welton has joined the team as a Project Coordinator.
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All students must enter the facility through the main entrance and choose one of the three staggered turnstiles Boon Edam Inc., the leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors in the Americas, recently announced that Utah Valley University, in Orem, Utah, has installed three Boon Edam Swinglane 900 optical turnstiles in its state-of-art student life center which opened in April 2014. Preventing tailgating DaSheek Akwenye, Associate Director of the Student Life & Wellness Center, explained that the Boon Edam entrances were specified during the design and construction phase of the four-floor, $40 million building. All students must enter the facility through the main entrance and choose one of the three staggered turnstiles, using either their university ID or their handprint to scan in. “If students forget their ID, it takes just seconds to register a handprint for future use with the integrated biometric readers,” said Akwenye, “it’s very convenient.” The swinging gates operate both ways for entering users, as well as those exiting the facility. “The gates and the access control operate together in such a way that it takes approximately six seconds to enter through the entrance, and only one person can enter during that period. No sneaking in before or after means we have excellent control to prevent tailgating into the centre,” Akwenye said “We really love the Boon Edam entrances so far, they’re great.” Utah Valley University has an enrollment of more than 33,000 students—the largest university in Utah. Daily traffic into the student centre runs from 1,200-1,500 users. The centre is open Monday through Friday, 6:00 am-10:00 pm, and Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Reception Desk always has staff on hand as an initial point of contact, for registration, and to answer any questions. Orientation of the new process After installation, Boon Edam’s National Sales Manager Glen Tracy visited the campus to educate staff on the use of the turnstiles and to help in the process of getting users acclimated to what was a new entrance scheme at the University. “It took a short while to get used to them, but once users got the hang of it, things have gone very smoothly,” recalled Akwenye. He continued, “Students like the high-tech feel of the entrances. These turnstiles bring a very nice, vibrant feel to our entrance lobby, and they have an attractive design.” Freshman and new students receive orientation to the building and the entrance protocols during an orientation tour. At that time, each student registers to use the facility, including the biometric registration. The whole process takes no more than two minutes. When someone enters the facility, registration staff get a visual record of who has entered, to ensure that person belongs to the ID used. “It’s been really smooth, even if we have a large group, like a basketball team, then we have manual controls at the reception desk and can open the gates and shut them automatically. We’ve never had any long lines or backlog,” said Akwenye.