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Convergint buys integration business

Enion, based in Switzerland, key to Convergint’s global strategy
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04/20/2016

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—In a deal that will help serve its global customers, Convergint Technologies today announced it has purchased Enion AG, an integration firm based in Basel, Switzerland.

Convergint acquires H&E Comfort Controls

Deal brings building automation capabilities
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04/20/2016

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies, a global systems integration firm, on April 8 announced it has acquired H&E Comfort Controls, a provider of building automation and security.

Ten top integrators talk tech

Cybersecurity, video analytics and data analytics common, but many other technologies identified
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01/29/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—For the second year in a row, Security Systems News has asked 10 top integrators which technology trends they believe integrators should be paying attention to and why. Again this year, cybersecurity and cloud were among those top trends, but several other technologies were identified including video and data analytics, big data.

Convergint buys Dakota Security

Deal brings banking vertical expertise, opportunity for Dakota to go global
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01/04/2016

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.– Convergint Technologies, a global systems integrator based here, today announced the acquisition of Dakota Security Systems, one of the fastest growing and most well respected systems integrators in the country.

Convergint likes LPR

Integrator signs PlateSmart
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09/09/2015

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Systems integrator Convergint Technologies will begin selling PlateSmart license plate recognition (LPR) technology, PlateSmart announced Sept. 8.

Convergint acquires GS Security

Deal extends Convergint’s reach in New England, gives GS global reach
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04/08/2015

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Systems integrator Convergint Technologies completed the acquisition of GS Security Services of Tewksbury, Mass., a firm that Convergint has partnered with in the past.

Convergint acquisition aids multi-national strategy

Convergint buys UK integrator Beacon Security and Communications
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01/14/2015

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—With the goal of offering better service to its growing multi-national client base, Convergint Technologies has acquired security integration firm Beacon Security and Communications, which is based in Crowborough, England.

Disaster recovery within 15 minutes at Delta

Duplicate site and drills ensure business continuity
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05/28/2014

ATLANTA—If Delta Air Lines’ Operations Control Center is incapacitated due to a fire, extreme weather or bomb, it can set up within 15 minutes at a duplicate facility already in place nearby. That’s been proven during yearly drills.

Convergint finds communications piece of puzzle in ALERiTY

Eaton Cooper Notification product called a ‘robust solution’ for complete life safety
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04/16/2014

LAS VEGAS—Dan Moceri, CEO of Convergint Technologies, said Eaton Cooper Notification’s new IP network-based ALERiTY line is the mass notification solution his company has been looking for.

Convergint gets a new president

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ken Lochiatto is the new COO and president of Convergint Technologies, the Illinois-based systems integrator announced today. Lochiatto comes to Convergint from WMS Industries, an Illinois-based electronic gaming and amusement company, where he was EVP and COO, and for the past 18 months was been president of WMS Gaming, a main subsidiary of WMS Industries. While Locchiatto's background is not security-specific, he's certainly familiar with the casino vertical. WMS Gaming is a "$700 million supplier to the global gaming business.”

I had a quick chat with Convergint CEO Dan Moceri who said that Locchiato fills an open position created when Jim Botwell stepped down for medical reasons. 

At WMS, Lochiatto is credited with driving improvements "in the company's processes to be more customer-centric, while nearly doubling WMS' revenues, operating margins and competitive positioning." Before joining WMS, he was with GE for 22 years. Most recently he served as Business Leader—Advanced Communications Systems, "a system integrator for the transit industry within the GE Transportation segment." Lochiatto has a BA in mechanical engineering from Rensselaeer Polytechnic Institute and an MA in industrial administration, from Carnegie Mellon University.

“Ken has a strong engineering background, [which is important] since we’re a highly technical company, but the key reason we hired him is his excellent leadership skills,” Moceri said. “He’ll support and grow our culture, which he fits very well.”

With Locciatto looking after Convergint in North America, Moceri will be able to “focus on strategy and acquisitions and continuing to build out a world wide or a global platform.”

In August, Convergint brought on a new capital partner [KRG]. “The result is that we have the opportunity to add an acquisition strategy to supplement our organic growth … which has been 21 percent per year organically,” Moceri said.

After the recent acquisitions of ICD, a company Moceri describes as the “Convergint of China,” and FSC in Canada, “the next thing we’re going to do is go to Europe.”

Yes. Moceri is looking now for “the Convergint of Europe” to acquire and he says he’s got some target companies.

The idea, he says is to “do all the things we do for our customers—Boeing, Capital One, Amazon, Dell—in their facilities all over the world. What we do in North America … we will be doing around the world,” he said.

2014 is looking to be a busy year for Convergint, Moceri said.
 

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