As editor, Paul helps oversee editorial content and works on developing a rapport with industry leaders to report and write on industry news. He focuses on writing stories important to installers, integrators, manufacturers and distributors. Paul joined the company in March 2016, having previously worked for nearly 20 years as a writer and editor on several monthly B2B magazines based in New York. He has a bachelor's degree in English from Manhattanville College, N.Y., and a master's degree in English/Writing from Hofstra University, N.Y. Paul lives in Maine with his wife and son.
As managing editor, Spencer helps oversee Security Systems News' editorial content, online and in print, and the production of its monthly print publication. Specifically, he covers news in the monitoring and central station beat. He joined Security Systems News in November 2014. Spencer is a graduate of Western New England University where he earned a BA English Literature. He lives in Portland, Maine, with his wife.
Tim Purpura joined United Publications in 2008 as Group Publisher for both SSN and SDN. He serves on the Board of Directors for Mission 500, a security industry nonprofit organization and was one of the founders of the associated well attended annual Security 5K Race in Las Vegas. Tim has spent twenty years in the publishing industry. Prior to his joining UPI, he had been a publisher at Advantage Business Media, Reed Business Information and Cahners Publishing. Prior to his career in business media, Tim was with E&B Marine, now West Marine, a national retailer where he was Director, Human Resources. He also served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Tim is married with three adult children and resides in Yarmouth, Maine.
Brad, our area sales manager for the Midwest and Eastern States, came to United Publications with a background in retail management. Most recently Brad worked as the store manager of The Sports Authority. He is excited to bring his customer service and management skills to advertising sales. Brad lives in South Portland, Maine with his wife and two children.
Rob, our Southeast and Midwest media rep, has over 23 years of marketing and advertising experience. He has worked in the Security Installing Industry for five years as well as in Financial Services. Rob lives in Phoenix with his wife and two beautiful daughters.