Aronson acquires Selectron

Makes integrator "largest independent" in Pacific Northwest
Saturday, March 1, 2008

SEATTLE--Aronson Security Group in January acquired integration firm Selectron, a deal that makes ASG the "largest independent security integrator in the Pacific Northwest" and places it in the top 25 security systems integrators in North America, company officials said.
Phil Aronson, chief executive officer of ASG (not to be confused with the Maryland-based ASG Security), said the combined resources of the two companies will enable it to meet the growing customer demands for integrated physical and logical security solutions--the company has also announced a new division, Converged Security Services, in conjunction with the Selectron acquisition to support this (see accompanying story, page 26).
"This deal brings exponential value to our clients in the market," he said. "Selectron brings subject matter expertise in different product lines and in verticals such as healthcare, and state and local government. We want to leverage that as we grow and we have the infrastructure to share that."
In addition, the transaction also expands ASG's national footprint and builds on its national account program, which Aronson said would enable the company to focus its efforts on enterprise customers. The combined teams will support Aronson's goal to "dramatically improve" the value proposition of the security market through a holistic approach that includes business alignment, risk planning and mitigation, and enterprise security architecture.
Aronson said the integration of the two companies would be accelerated because of past collaboration on operational practices and customers.
"Our cultures are very similar and we think combining their best practices with everything we know we will find stronger synergies," said Jack Turley, vice president of sales for ASG.
Selectron will be run as a subsidiary of ASG. The purchase price was not released.