NBFAA presents two leaders with Weinstock, Jackson Awards
LAS VEGAS--The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association presented the Morris F. Weinstock and Sara E. Jackson awards--two of the Association's most coveted honors--during an evening event hosted by NBFAA and the Alarm Industry Research & Educational Foundation in early April at ISC West.
The 2005 Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year Award was presented to Mel Mahler in recognition of a lifetime of service to the electronic life safety, security and systems industry.
The 2005 Sara E. Jackson Award was presented to NBFAA education committee chairman Paul Baran in recognition of his leadership as a committee chairperson for the NBFAA.
Scot Colby, president of the NBFAA, recognized Mahler's strong support of local and state associations where Mahler's company, ADS Security, operates. Mahler founded ADS Security in 1989. Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., ADS operates 12 offices located in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Georgia, and serves nearly 59,000 commercial and residential customers.
Baran, a Pennsylvania native, began teaching in 1987 and since then has been actively involved in many NBFAA Committees, most specifically the Education Committee, since 1994. He has also held various subcommittee chair seats on the NBFAA Fire Section and Membership Committees.
Colby noted that it was under Baran's leadership that the association adopted National Training School guidelines and expanded its course offering to include CCTV, residential integration and business skills.
The Sara E. Jackson Award is presented annually to an NBFAA committee chair that has displayed outstanding leadership.