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Industry luminary Jim Henry passes away, colleagues reflect

April 17, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Legend. Great friend. Terrific presence. Mentor. These are just some of the heartfelt tributes and reflections from colleagues and friends of industry luminary Jim Henry, one of the inaugural winners of the Security Systems News (SSN) Security Legend award, who passed away on April 13, 2024, after a lengthy illness. He was 70. Henry spent more than 50 years in the security industry, from the early days of running a business with his family to later working for behemoths...

Bill Bozeman, Butchko•ESI, Henry Bros. Electronics, Jim Henry, Kratos, Maureen Carlo, Pierre Bourgeix, Securitas, Security Legend Award, Security Systems News (SSN), SecurityNext, Tracy Larson, University of New Hampshire

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Industry luminary Jim Henry joins Butchko•ESI consulting firm

December 7, 2021Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine—Butchko•ESI, led by Senior Partner Pierre Bourgeix and CEO Benjamin M. Butchko, announced the addition of industry luminary Jim Henry to the team. Henry, an independent consultant who has worked with systems integrators Kratos and Securitas, brings a wealth of industry experience and knowledge to an already super-talented team. This announcement comes approximately one year after Bourgeix and Butchko joined forces, combining two successful consulting firms into one to...

Benjamin Butchko, Butchko•ESI, Jim Henry, Pierre Bourgeix

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Industry veterans launch podcast

July 15, 2020Paul Ragusa

NEW YORK—Security industry veterans, Jim Henry and Sal Lifrieri, launched their new podcast today, The Risk Advisor, featuring lively conversations with thought leaders focused on where the industry is going and what technologies are poised to take us there.“We designed the podcast for the C-level suite — CSOs, CFOs, CEOs and security directors, for example — with the idea of talking about some of the problems and issues they are facing, and creating an ongoing dialogue through...

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Bill Bozeman, Jim Henry to receive Security Legend Award

January 15, 2020Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News is excited to announce our inaugural Security Legend Award, which recognizes security industry professionals who have been leaders throughout their careers, and who continue to selflessly give back to help push the industry forward.SSN is proud to honor Bill Bozeman, president and CEO, PSA Security, and Jim Henry, independent consultant, as our inaugural winners of this annual lifetime achievement award. SSN will present the awards to Henry and Bozeman...

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SSN unveils new conference, advisory board and look

August 14, 2019Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine—There is a lot of excitement at Security Systems News these days as we unveil our new SecurityNext conference, our newly formed Editorial Advisory Board and a new look and refresh to our logo (see below), weekly Newswire and print publication.First and foremost, we are proud to announce the new SSN Editorial Advisory Board (click here for headshots and bios) to help guide content for the publication and our SecurityNext conference, Feb. 9-11, 2020 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel...

Don Erickson, Jim Henry, New Ownership, Newswire, Pierre Bourgeix, Rebrand, Refresh, Rick Rector, Security Systems News (SSN), SecurityNext

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PSIM—Just another four-letter word

June 15, 2015Martha Entwistle

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Jim Henry of systems integrator Kratos PSS described "physical security information management"—PSIM—as a term that has confounded and bamboozled the security industry for 10 years. “It's a four-letter word that belongs with other four-letter words,” he said, laughing. However, a TechSec 2015 educational session shed light on the term's meaning and how integrators should approach PSIM sales, according to Henry, who called the discussion...

2015, Benjamin Butchko, Bob Banerjee, Butchko Inc, Jim Henry, KapLogic, Kratos, NICE, president, PSIM, Ray Coulombe, Richard Beard, Rob Hile,, SureView Systems, TechSec Solutions

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The Haves & Have-Nots of Security Integration Companies

May 8, 2013Martha Entwistle

PSA TEC is in full swing. The action started on Sunday night, but I arrived late on Monday. Yesterday I spent the day (Tuesday) talking to PSA Security integrators and members and attending four different educational sessions. I attended the State of the Industry panel, moderated by PSA Security CEO Bill Bozeman and featuring a large group of integrators and industry experts; a discussion on Big Data, Business Resiliency and Physical Security moderated by Chris Peckham of Kratos; a session on...

2013, Bill Bozeman, Chris Peckham, Dakota Security, Don Erickson, Eric Yunag, Intelligent Access Systems (IAS), Jim Henry, Kratos, Phil Aronson, PSA TEC, Ron Oetjen, Sharon Shaw

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Specifiers, integrators say collaboration key to project success

February 17, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Communicate, communicate, communicate. That was the primary advice from two integrators and two specifiers who spoke on a panel Tuesday at TechSec Solutions here on the topic of how integrators and consultants can work most effectively together. Other advice included thorough vetting of integrators during the pre-specification phase to make sure they have the experience and expertise to successfully complete the project. “The premise is that communication in large projects...

Aronson Security Group (ASG), Ducibella Venter & Santore, Elliot Boxerbaum, Henry Bros. Electronics, Jim Henry, John De George, Kratos, Philip Aronson, Ray Coulombe, Security/Risk Management Consultants, SecuritySpecifiers, TechSec Solutions

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Post merger, Kratos execs outline goals for 2011

January 10, 2011Martha Entwistle

PALM SPRINGS, Calif.—With the official close of the Kratos/Henry Brothers deal on Dec. 15, the integration of Henry Brothers is underway and Jim Henry, former owner of Henry Brothers, will attend the Kratos' annual management off-site meeting which kicks off here today. “This is a meeting hosted by Eric DeMarco, our CEO, which brings in the senior management of the company to discuss strategy, synergies between operating units and financial planning and projections,” Ben Goodwin,...

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Diebold woos Henry Bros., but deal with Kratos expected to close Dec. 9.

November 18, 2010Martha Entwistle

FAIR LAWN, N.J.—The price that Kratos Defense and Security Solutions will pay for Henry Bros. Electronics went up this week, from $7 per share to $8.20 per share, as the result of a rival offer from Diebold. Henry Bros. and Kratos on Oct. 6 announced a $45 million merger agreement. [] At that time, HBE entered a 40-day “go shop” period where HBE was able to entertain offers from other suitors. That “go...

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