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Pro-Tec has new owners, goes ESOP

February 24, 2016Martha Entwistle

MINNEAPOLIS—Tom Hagen, long-time president and owner of independent integration firm Pro-Tec Design, is the latest security executive to choose ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) as an exit strategy.As of Feb. 1, the company is now 100-percent employee-owned, Tim Ferrian, VP of sales and marketing and former SSN “20 under 40” award winner, told Security Systems News.“Day-to-day operations of the company don't change. We all still do what we did in January when the company...

ESOP, Eva Mach, Paul Dykema, Pro-Tec Design, Tim Ferrian, Tom Hagen

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Ten top integrators talk tech

January 29, 2016Martha Entwistle

YARMOUTH, Maine—For the second year in a row, Security Systems News has asked 10 top integrators which technology trends they believe integrators should be paying attention to and why. Again this year, cybersecurity and cloud were among those top trends, but several other technologies were identified including video and data analytics, big data.Executives from the following companies participated in this report: Extravision Video Technologies, Security Equipment Inc., Integrated Security Systems,...

Andre Fiset, Bob Stockwell, Convergint Technologies, Dawn Nash Pfeiffer, Extravision Video Technologies, Firstline Security, Integrated Security Systems, ISS, Jeffrey S. Nunberg, Pro-Tec Design, SDI, Security Equipment Inc., Security Systems News (SSN), SSI, Stanley Security, Steve Morefield, tech systems, Tim Ferrian, Todd Flowers, Tom Hruby, Tony Varco, Wayne Smith

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20 Under 40

'20 under 40' 2014—Tim Ferrian

October 21, 2014Martha Entwistle

Tim Ferrian, 34Director of sales and marketing, Pro-Tec Design, MinneapolisWhat inspired you to get into the security industry?I joke that it was my hatred of the restaurant industry that got me into security. I used to own and run restaurants. It was a good learning experience; I interacted with a lot of people, plumbers, lawyers, schoolteachers, and people of different educational backgrounds, different needs and wants. I had to learn how to connect and communicate with all of them, to quickly...

Pro-Tec Designs, Tim Ferrian

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Pro-Tec helps create 'ring of protection' in Minneapolis

February 12, 2014Martha Entwistle

MINNEAPOLIS—A growing number of cities and some government agencies in the Minneapolis region have compatible Milestone systems that “with the flip of a switch” will enable them to share video and collaborate. This so-called “ring of protection,” was the initiative of Pro-Tec Design, a PSA Security integrator based here. Tim Ferrian, Pro-Tec's director of sales & marketing took a “bottom up” approach to creating the ring of protection.About four years ago,...

David King, Local Government Information Systems, LOGIS, Milestone Systems, Pro-Tec Design, Tim Ferrian

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