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Advance Technology management reorg propels growth

July 15, 2015Martha Entwistle

SCARBOROUGH, Maine—Advance Technology president Rob Simopoulos credits a management reorganization with helping propel the company's growth. Simopoulos is projecting revenues of $9 million this year, a 37 percent increase over 2014.“Last year, we took a look at the way we were built as an organization,” Simopoulos told Security Systems News.The company was getting too big for Simopoulos to manage every aspect of the business. He said he read an SSN story where PSA Security CEO Bill...

Advance Technology, Kristina Johnson, Michelle Leach, PSA Security, Rob Simopoulos, systems integration, Women in Security Technology

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General News

Five Questions: Ken Frank, RFI Communications & Security Systems

May 27, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

Ken Frank recently became a senior account executive for RFI Communications & Security Systems, a multisystems integrator based in San Jose, Calif. His background includes 20 years of integration experience as well as nine years as a regional sales manager in access control and video systems. He will work with new and existing customers, assisting in the development of business, as well as new concepts to be applied within a range of vertical markets. Security Systems News caught up with Ken in March...

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Cook Security Group expands into California

May 9, 2014Leif Kothe

MILWAUKIE, Ore.—Cook Security Group, a full-service security company that does mostly commercial business, has opened two new facilities in California, expanding the company's West Coast footprint in its number one growth market, Randy Neu, the company's chief marketing officer, told Security Systems News.The business has had customers in California for a while, but until now it had no facilities in the state, Neu said. One of the locations is in Benicia, a city between San Francisco and Sacramento,...

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Skunk Baxter's idea for a value-add service

June 14, 2010SSN Staff

CHICAGO—At what is by many measures a successful PSA-TEC 2010 here, perhaps one of the more anticipated elements of the show was the keynote address by Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter, a Grammy-winning guitarist and producer and now highly trusted national defense consultant. Just what was this guy going to talk about? Those who attended February's Barnes Buchanan conference had some idea, as Baxter also keynoted that event (it's where PSA CEO Bill Bozeman heard him speak), but few of the...

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On The Editor's Desk

Henry Bros. thinks they're past the trough - is the market?

May 12, 2010Martha Entwistle

Henry Bros. reported earnings today, and though the numbers don't look “good,” there are some interesting positive signs coming out of their statement. First the bad news: The Company reported revenue of $12.4 million for the first quarter of 2010, representing a 19% decrease over revenue of $15.3 million for the same period a year ago. I mean, really? Worse than 1Q 2009? But Henry Bros. operates on long sales cycles and they didn't necessarily bottom out in 1Q last year like a lot of...

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