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20 under 40 winners at TechSec 2017

March 8, 2017Spencer Ives

As I'm watching the weather forecast for Maine predict a drop into single digits temperatures, I can't help but think about the great weather we had in Delray Beach Florida for this year's TechSec Solutions conference, held Feb. 27 and 28. Though there was a bit of rain during the day, the weather worked out perfectly in the evening for our “20 under 40” Class of 2016 reception. It was great to see a variety of award winners able to make it down—seven from our end user class and...

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SSN proudly welcomes '20 under 40' Class of 2016 end users

November 2, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News is excited to announce the "20 under 40" Class of 2016 end users—a unique array of security professionals working in vastly differing verticals, but all focused on the same goal: to provide the best possible security systems, protocols and services for their company. From securing vaults that hold drugs that treat rare diseases to vaults that hold millions of dollars, many of these year's winners work on a national and global scale.Each of this year's...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2016—Amrinder Dhinsa

November 2, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

Amrinder Dhinsa, 32Corporate manager for security and parking, William Osler Health SystemToronto, Ontario, CanadaIn his role at William Osler, Amrinder Dhinsa oversees security for two acute care facilities, the Brampton Civic Hospital and Etobicoke General Hospital, and one urgent care facility, the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, which is slated to open up in early 2017.“My duties consist of security and parking infrastructure, manpower, security systems, and planning...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2016—Bob Bernazal

November 2, 2016Spencer Ives

Bob Bernazal, 40Assistant director of security, National Oilwell VarcoHoustonAs the assistant director of security for National Oilwell Varco, Bob Bernazal focuses on a variety of different matters, from tracking employees to running the company's GSOC.“My primary responsibility now is to ensure the safety of our global travelers. I also run our global security operations center, [and am] responsible for the security all of our North American facilities—and there's several hundred,”...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2016—Brian Phillips

November 2, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

Brian Phillips, 31Associate director, global security and resilience, Alexion PharmaceuticalsNew Haven, Conn.Brian Phillips has more than 10 years experience in physical security, nearly four of which have been at his current position at Alexion, a global bio-pharmaceutical company in 55 countries that makes orphan drugs designed to treat diseases that are ultra rare and life threatening.“My role is to run the physical security department on the global scale, which includes all of our guards,...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2016—Chris Boyer

November 2, 2016Spencer Ives

Chris Boyer, 24System administrator, National Cancer InstituteBethesda, Md.Chris Boyer is the system administrator for physical security at the National Cancer Institute, which means troubleshooting badges and access to the building, as well as keeping up with security policies and working with the emergency preparedness branch's community outreach.“Biometrics have recently piqued my interest,” Boyer said. Particularly, he's interested in camera analytics with gait recognition, he said.Would...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2016—Chuck Young

November 2, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

Chuck Young, 38Technical operations manager, University of Texas Medical Branch PoliceGalveston, TexasChuck Young, who has been working at the University of Texas since 2002, first started in security through IT, as he was working with Information Services for the university in 2007 when he was asked to oversee the operation of the school's new Lenel access control system.“No one knew how to work the system,” explained Young. “I was part of IT projects and architecture at the time,...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2016—Cliff Hufnagle

November 2, 2016Spencer Ives

Cliff Hufnagle, 35Manager of infrastructure security, NV EnergyLas VegasClifford Hufnagle said that at NV Energy both physical- and cyberattacks pose challenges.“Right now … our biggest security challenge is protecting the physical structure of our sites,” he said. “That's our main focus now, to prevent or deter or stop an active shooter from being able to affect our systems.” In the future, cyberattacks could be the biggest physical security challenge, he said.Ensuring NV...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2016—Dan Schmelzer

November 2, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

Dan Schmelzer, 34Global manager, security technology, global security, Cardinal HealthDublin, OhioAs the manager for global security technology, Dan Schmelzer oversees security for Cardinal Health's more than 500 locations worldwide.“I am the main point of contact for everything security systems-related for Cardinal Health, which includes all of the physical control systems—card access, intrusion detection, video surveillance, visitor management, etc.—all of those various platforms...

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End Users '20 under 40' 2016—Eric Napralla

November 2, 2016Spencer Ives

Eric Napralla, 35Senior maritime projects manager, Port of OaklandOakland, Calif.Eric Napralla, senior maritime projects manager for the Port of Oakland, said that he developed “a love for the maritime industry” after joining the Coast Guard in 2001, shortly after 9/11.The Port of Oakland is the second port Napralla has worked with following the end of his enlistment; the first was the Port of Redwood City in California. “It's always kind of been where my passion is, and security...

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