Security industry veteran Steve Welsh loses battle with cancer

Forty-nine-year-old had been with API Alarm, SecurityLink, ADT, HSM, Stanley
SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, May 13, 2010

NAPERVILLE, Ill.—Stanley Convergent Security Solutions today announced that security industry veteran Steve Welsh died on May 9, 2010, after battling cancer. Welsh was VP of corporate services and procurement for Stanley CSS North America. He had served in that capacity since October, 2004.

Welsh had more than 25 years of financial, operational and management experience within the security industry. He began his security career with API Alarm Systems in 1985 as accounting manager, and has since held numerous positions throughout the industry: director of budgeting and operational reporting at SecurityLink; VP of budgets and systems at Signature Security Group in Sydney, Australia; Six Sigma project champion with TYCO/ADT; and VP of installation/service process and corporate services at HSM Electronic Protection Services. Through the implementation of his recommendations at each company, Welsh improved margins and captured significant savings.

“Steve has been a great contributor to the company over the past six years,” said Tony Byerly, president and COO North America & United Kingdom Direct at Stanley CSS. “We will surely miss his leadership in our metrics and rankings, our product services, our vendor relations, our acquisition integration efforts, our facilities and fleet management, and much, much more.

“Steve’s dedication, perfectionism and exemplary work ethic were recognized by all of his colleagues. Steve’s contributions as a member of our senior leadership team and, most importantly, as a good friend, will be deeply missed. Please continue to keep Steve’s wife, Beth, and two sons, Michael and Matthew, in your thoughts and prayers.”

Welsh, who was 49 years old, held a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and graduated with distinction from the Pennsylvania State University.