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Brian Duffy becomes the third generation to lead Per Mar

Brian Duffy becomes the third generation to lead Per Mar

Brian Duffy becomes the third generation to lead Per Mar

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services, one of the largest family owned full-service security companies in the Midwest, announced that Brian Duffy has been promoted from COO to President and CEO effective Jan. 1, 2021, becoming the third generation of the Duffy family to lead Per Mar.

“I’m very proud to have Brian be the third generation of the Duffy family to lead Per Mar,” said Michael Duffy, chairman of the board. “I have total confidence in Brian’s judgement and his ability to make the right decisions in addressing any challenge that would face our company. Making the right judgement or solving a problem is never difficult if you have the best interest of our team members and customers at heart, which he does. He understands that while we may be confronted with short-term challenges or issues, we will never make a decision that benefits our company at the expense of team members or customers. Taking care of our team and customers short-term is what drives our long-term success and he understands that fact.” 

In his role as President and CEO, Duffy will assume responsibility for the long-term vision and ongoing strategic plan ensuring the viability and success of the organization. He will continue to be responsible for all operations in the company and be working closely with the division heads and support groups.

“We have been very fortunate to grow Per Mar across three generations and 68 years,” Duffy told Security Systems News. “We continually work to run the company more effectively, and we strive to engage all employees in the type of professional behavior/workmanship that is in the long-term best interest of employees and customers alike. As our perceive more value we are able to reward the many employees who have helped us create this increased value. We feel strongly this is the best way to grow Per Mar and to create additional value for all involved.  We also strive to provide dedicated employees with like-minded co-workers – others who are dedicated to being an integral part of a top-notch security company.  Someday, we would love to be the only rational choice for our services in all the markets we serve.”

Brian Duffy joined Per Mar full-time in 2012 as General Manager of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa branch.  Previously he worked for Capital One Financial in Richmond, Va. Since joining Per Mar, he has taken on new roles and responsibility including President of the Electronic Security Division and most recently Chief Operating Officer.

Duffy, an SSN Class of 2015 “20 under 40” winner, is an active member of numerous security associations locally and nationally. He serves on the board for NetOne and Junior Achievement of the Heartland. In addition, he is active in the North Scott Rotary Club and the Notre Dame Club of the Quad Cities. A native of Davenport, Iowa, Brian Duffy graduated from University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Founded by John and Eleanor Duffy in Davenport, Iowa in 1953, Per Mar Security Services has more than 2,500 team members, operating in 25 branch locations. The company provides full-service security solutions for homes and businesses including security officer services, smart home automation, burglar and fire alarms, access control, security cameras, alarm monitoring, investigative services and background checks.


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