Petrow is new Vector COO
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.--Vector Security announced in late June that Pamela Petrow has been promoted to chief operating officer. Ã¢â‚¬Å“This is a new position,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Petrow during an interview with Security Systems News at ESX in Nashville. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a way to spread the responsibility around and it will also allow John Murphy [VectorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s CEO] to have a more strategic role.Ã¢â‚¬Â
In addition to her central station operations and information services group responsibilities, PetrowÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new position as COO will include general operations, productivity and revenue responsibilities, including sales and marketing. Petrow will remain in VectorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Pittsburgh corporate office.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t a foreign job to me,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Petrow. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I always put my central station face to the industry, but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve had responsibility running branch operations in previous experience [within Vector].Ã¢â‚¬Â During PetrowÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 26-year career with Vector, she has held several positions, including general manager of its Pittsburgh branch office.
Petrow said the addition of high-level management positions at Vector is an indication of the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s growth in the market. Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been expanding for some time now and this role was needed to address that growth,Ã¢â‚¬Â she said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Vector has never had many levels of management, but this is a way to share operations responsibility.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Michael Grady will assume PetrowÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s former position as executive vice president, including the administration of overall sales and marketing initiatives.