Northland Controls promotes Edward Wears to COO

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019


MILPITAS, Calif.—Northland Controls recently announced the promotion of Edward Wears to chief operating officer of the company. Wears was the managing director for Northland’s European division where he tripled operations and quadrupled revenue over the past 5 years.

“This transition is part of our long-term succession planning. Ed’s performance in EMEA and his passion for operations and seamless processes makes him the clear choice to lead our global operations going forward,” CEO Pierre Trapanese said in the announcement. “He has streamlined operations in EMEA, built a customer-focused and high-performance culture based on our core values, and developed systems and processes that we can implement globally.”

Prior to Northland, Wears was at Sony Ericsson where he spent 3 years heading change management initiatives and helped reduce spending by €35 million, while increasing governance, internal communications and cost transparency. He also served as a Global Program Manager at Sony Ericsson where he was responsible for IT infrastructure and software projects across 30 countries while managing up to 40 resources within a mixed matrix organization.

Guy Morgante, president of Managed Services, will now lead EMEA operations as managing director.

Driven by a “Do Whatever It Takes” philosophy, Northland Controls designs, installs and manages physical security systems across the world. The company has successfully executed thousands of projects for the world’s most demanding organizations —especially those grappling with rapid growth. It also operates the world's largest commercial GSOC, which protects and secures more than 350,000 employees, in more than 20 countries and across 400 sites, according to the company. Northland Controls has two offices in the Silicon Valley, as well as offices in London, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangalore, Rochester and Washington, DC.