Guardian hires another Devcon exec
I wrote recently about Barry Bruce becoming Guardian Protection Services’ new senior VP of corporate sales. Bruce formerly was VP of national sales for Devcon Security, the residential security company that ADT acquired last summer.
Now Warrendale, Pa.-based Guardian has hired another former Devcon VP, Guardian announced today.
Michael Brand, who was VP of sales at Devcon, joined Guardian on April 3 to become director of Guardian’s southern region, assuming responsibility for all sales and operations, the company said. The region includes branches in Austin, San Antonio, Tampa, Charlotte and Philadelphia.
Brand was hired by Devcon in 2010 and then worked for ADT after it bought that company. “During his tenure,” Guardian said in a news release, “Mr. Brand held the positions of area manager, regional director and vice president of sales, including responsibilities for sales and field operations for the residential, commercial and HOA (home owners association) business segments.”
Before he joined Devcon, Brand worked for Brink’s, where he was general manager for that company’s Deerfield, Fla. branch, the news release said.
His previous experience includes leading New Jersey and Massachusetts branches of Enterprise Rent-a-Car, and being a sales training coach with AT&T’s broadband division, according to the news release. It said Brand has a B.A. in communication from Hofstra University.
In a prepared statement, Bruce praised his new (and former) colleague: “I have worked with Mike Brand in the past and have great confidence in his capabilities. I have no doubt he will help us achieve new levels of success in our southern region.”