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Forever Young

September 8, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

It’s website takeover time! For some reason, I had an 80s flashback when I started to write this blog on the “40 under 40” takeover happening this afternoon on www.securitysystemsnews.com. With visions of “Forever Young” dancing in my head (yes, I had a hard time choosing between the Alphaville song from the early 80s or the Rod Stewart hit from the latter part of the decade), we continue to honor the outstanding young professionals who are making their mark in the...

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“40 under 40” Takeover!

June 30, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

No, don’t worry – we haven’t been hacked! But we are undergoing a “40 under 40” Class of 2020 takeover of our website, again! For the third time this year! This is my favorite time here at Security Systems News because we get to celebrate, in a really big way, eight more “40 under 40” winners from our class of 2020. This is also the time of the year to inspire you to nominate someone – a peer, a co-worker, someone you mentor (even yourself) –...

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40 under 40: Tiffany Galarza, ADT

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40 under 40: Tiffany Galarza, ADT

June 30, 2021SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine—Tiffany Galarza, 40, and her group are all about keeping businesses connected, and she takes pride in that role in order to achieve personal and company goals. As Director of Telecommunications Procurement and Telemanagement at ADT in Irving, Texas, Galarza is responsible for the lifecycle of telecommunications procurement and vendor management for wireline, wireless, and machine to machine (M2M). This includes sourcing, contract negotiations, order, installation, provisioning...

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40 under 40: Greg Thompson, Vantage Data Centers

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40 under 40: Greg Thompson, Vantage Data Centers

June 30, 2021SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine—Greg Thompson’s military upbringing has led to a mindset for security success. The well-traveled Thompson, 34, currently serves as Director of Physical Security at Vantage Data Centers, a Denver-based company that powers, cools, protects and connects the technology of hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises. Thompson, who has worked at Vantage since September 2019, literally outlined his daily activities when asked to describe his responsibilities with...

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40 under 40: Zach McDougall, Palmetto Security Systems

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40 under 40: Zach McDougall, Palmetto Security Systems

June 30, 2021SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine—It’s all relative for Zach McDougall. McDougall is the operations manager at Palmetto Security Systems, a Hardeeville, S.C.-based home protection and business security systems company that he and his wife purchased from his father in April 2020. The 30-year-old McDougall, whose father Marc started the company in 1999, began working for the family business in April 2013 as a residential sales rep and evolved into the operations manager in 2016. “As an owner...

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40 under 40: Oscar Merlo, COMBS Consulting Group

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40 under 40: Oscar Merlo, COMBS Consulting Group

June 30, 2021SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine—Oscar Merlo is a studio designer. It’s not for aspiring artists or musicians; it’s for his clients’ security needs. As Security Studio Designer for COMBS Consulting Group based in San Antonio, Texas, Merlo is a security system consultant who works with architects and clients in specifying and designing security systems (video surveillance, access control, intrusion) for new construction projects or renovations. “We provide years of security experience...

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40 under 40: Jeremy Reich, Unlimited Technology Inc.

June 30, 2021SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine—Jeremy Reich’s daily responsibilities vary in his role as General Counsel for Unlimited Technology Inc. As a member of the Nutley, N.J.-based company’s executive leadership team, the 34-year-old Reich has provided practical business-minded guidance and advice at all levels of the organization since he joined the company in 2014. “My day-to-day varies significantly based on the organization’s priorities and needs,” he explained. “While...

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40 under 40: Zack Morris, ADT Commercial

June 30, 2021SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine—Zack Morris truly enjoys seeing his colleagues succeed. As Director of Commercial Career Programs at ADT Commercial, Morris told Security Systems News how his role involves mentoring employees to grow in their careers in the security industry. “When it comes to my role at ADT Commercial, I am one of our leading champions of growth, progress and development for all employees,” he explained. “Because of that, I am lucky to have the opportunity on a day-to-day...

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40 under 40: Ryan Searles, IMEG Corp.

June 30, 2021SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine—Ryan Searles brings a vast array of security experience to his everyday role at IMEG Corp. As Senior Consultant, Security Assessment and Protective Services at the Rock Island, Ill.-based company, Searles specializes in many different aspects of security consulting, including active shooter response training and workplace violence protection to make environments more safe and secure. “I also provide vulnerability assessments, emergency action planning, policy and...

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40 under 40: Tyler Skiba, Chico's FAS

June 30, 2021SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine--Tyler Skiba is inspired and motivated by his daily responsibilities. Skiba serves as Supervisor of Asset Protection - Remote Operations for the Fort Myers, Fla.-based Chico’s FAS, a cultivator of brands serving the lifestyle needs of fashion-savvy women 30 years and older. His day-to-day responsibilities include management of the security operations center, burglary monitoring, digital fraud mitigation, camera management, and security-related maintenance for Chico’s,...

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