ADT's got a new commercial sales guy

With the Broadview acquisition, much of the ADT news of late has been residentially focused, however, ADT made an announcement that it has a new guy in charge of commercial sales--a reminder that ADT's a giant in the commercial security world as well. The announcement was made the first day of ISC West, although I suspect he’s been on the job for a little while as I heard he was in Vegas at the show. His name is John C. Kenning, and he’s been named group vice president, commercial for ADT North America, a newly created position, according to the announcement. Kenning will develop commercial strategy and sales generation and installation delivery. He’ll have direct responsibility for all commercial sectors at ADT including: national accounts, mid-tier accounts, Advanced Integration, and commercial installation. Before joining ADT, Kenning was senior vice president, global accounts and global and North American partners for Toronto-based Nortel—a $10.4 billion telecommunications equipment company. While there, he created a global infrastructure to support sales, assessment, design and implementation of services in 86 countries. In a prepared statement, John Koch, president, ADT Security Services, said, “John brings a wealth of experience to this role with a proven track record of growing sales and supporting operations. At ADT, he will combine our commercial sales and installation teams to leverage operational efficiencies and deliver a quality customer experience.” Before Nortel, Kenning was a partner in Chicago-based N-1 Technologies, a privately-held IT consulting and investment firm that developed IT solutions for a number of Fortune 2000 companies, was president and director of Nanovation Technologies, and executive vice president of sales and marketing for Comdisco.