GVI Security hires new CEO Walin away from GE

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, February 23, 2006

CARROLLTON, Texas--Product manufacturer GVI Security Solutions announced Steven E. Walin will take over as chief executive officer, effective March 6. He comes from GE Security Enterprise Solutions, where he served as president since April 2003.
GVI chairman Howard Safir, who recently sold his own SafirRosetti to GlobalOptions Group, said in a press release that Walin's "experience at General Electric will serve him well at GVI."
Before joining GE Security, Walin was senior vice president with the security systems division of Siemens Building Technologies from 2001 to 2003. Prior to that, he was president and chief operating officer of Security Technologies Group from 1997 to 2001, when STG was acquired by Siemens. STG grew from $10 million in yearly revenues to $115 million during Walin's tenure.

Read more about GVI's new head in the April issue of Security Systems News.