Leadership change at Stanley CSS

Byerly to departs; Marty Schnurr named new president
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

NAPERVILLE, Ill.—Tony Byerly, president of Stanley CSS North America and United Kingdom, is leaving the company. Stanley has named Martin Schnurr as his replacement, Security Systems News has learned.

Schnurr, who is currently president of Stanley Hydraulic Tools, has been with Stanley for 16 years. 

"I would like to thank Tony Byerly, who has truly been a consummate industry professional. Tony has been instrumental in building CSS into what it is today, a North American leader in commercial security systems integration and monitoring. ...  Marty [has served Stanley] as a business development and integration leader at Emhart and a business president at Hydraulic Tools, to the CSS business. I’ve personally seen what Marty can do at two different business units within Stanley Black & Decker, and we’re excited that he can begin making contributions to the growth of CSS immediately," said Brett Bontrager, SVP & Group Executive, Stanley Security Solutions in a prepared statement.

Byerly is a security industry veteran who came to Stanley when Stanley bought HSM in December 2006.

Byerly was originally in charge of sales and marketing for Stanley CSS when Tim Whall, now CEO of Protection 1, served as president. Byerly assumed the leadership role when Whall left Stanley in 2008.

During his time at Stanley, Byerly worked on the “reverse integration of HSM into Stanley,” where Stanley executives acknowledged that they were absorbing much of the culture and internal practices of HSM.

Byerly oversaw the purchase of Sonitrol in 2008 and several subsequent Sonitrol-related purchases, along with the expansion of Stanley’s security operation in the U.K. and the acquisition of Niscayah.

At ISC West, Stanley introduced the new leadership team of Stanley CSS, which included Byerly and several former executives from Niscayah.

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