ADS creates six executive positions

Growth leads to expansion in the central station
Friday, February 13, 2015

AURORA, Ill.—Alarm Detection Systems, based here, is seeking to strengthen its executive team by promoting six people to new roles.

“Of the individuals that are being promoted … a lot of them are on the monitoring side, and [that] has to do with account growth,” John Schwartz, marketing director for ADS, told Security Systems News.

In 2013 the company listed about 27,000 accounts, split evenly between residential and commercial. The company has grown since, he said.

These new positions are as follows: Amy Becker, to VP and controller; Nick Bonifas, corporate counsel; Ken Mish, VP of alarm service and call center operations; Peggy Raper, call center manager; Rick Raper, VP of central station services; and Mark Schramm, VP and CIO.

The company is actively looking for acquisitions and Bonifas will work on that, Schwartz said.

“As a family-owned company, some of the people have been at the helm for a long time, and they decided to expand the executive power to these trusted individuals,” Schwartz said.