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Security 101 – San Francisco Bay Area names Paul Newton director of operations

Security 101 – San Francisco Bay Area names Paul Newton director of operations

SAN FRANCISCO—Security 101 – San Francisco Bay Area has named seasoned commercial security leader Paul Newton as its new Director of Operations, leading the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento installation, service and support teams.

Newton most recently worked with Honeywell Building Solutions, managing all aspects of the company’s most important enterprise accounts. Prior to that, he worked for Kratos (later acquired by Securitas), serving as Project Manager, Operations Manager, Western Regional Operations Director, and finally the General Manager for the State of California. In his last role Paul managed a P&L of more than $60 million for the company.

“We are very excited to add an Operations executive with Paul’s background to our growing team,” said Robert Chamberlin, President of Security 101 in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento. “Paul’s extensive security industry experience will be a huge asset to us as we scale our business in the Bay Area and Sacramento, and his ‘people first’ management style blends well with both our local culture and the management philosophies of Security 101 nationally.”

With 25 years of experience as an operational leader in the commercial security industry, Newton brings the operational, leadership, and communication skills needed to go above and beyond as a company leader, while also providing the team leadership skills that will contribute to his managing and empowering the Security 101 installation, service and support teams.

“I’m pleased to join a premier company like Security 101 and look forward to the opportunity to develop our company into a major player in the Bay Area commercial security market,” Newton said. “Security 101 offered me a unique ability to utilize my entrepreneurial background as we grow our local offices in Northern California, while also providing valuable management tools, resources and a growing national network of locations to support nationwide installations.”

Security 101 is a globally recognized commercial security systems integrator that helps businesses mitigate threats and vulnerabilities to protect its people, property, and profits.

Chamberlin told Security Systems News that Newton is the right fit to lead Security 101 going forward.

“I just think about what’s going on here with the business, and the opportunity we have in the Bay Area,” he said. “We have the good fortune of having a tremendous amount of inbound opportunities, whether that’s through our global team, or the local team working to uncover opportunities. Our issue is managing the growth effectively, and that’s why I’m particularly excited to have Paul onboard because he’s done it. He’s run a large P&L for the whole State of California for Securitas in his past life. He’s a ‘real deal’ guy, and I think he’s the right guy to lead us operationally to get us where we need to be.”

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