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5 Join Hall’s Elite Ranks

Two pre-eminent installing company leaders, the face of a dominant industry manufacturer, an access control pioneer, and a late, great former CSAA and NBFAA president earn entry into SSI’s Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement. See how the paths they blazed led to such great successes and enduring legacies.

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“A true visionary not only creates products that meet customer needs, but also changes an industry. He reshaped three markets in the process of founding four companies.”

“Over the years, the association often sought out his advice, as he was one of the visionaries in our industry. His insight into people and companies was always amazing.”

“His endowment to the business is characterized by his unending willingness to openly and unselfishly engage with his peers for the betterment of all security companies.”

“A tireless supporter of CSAA, she chaired our education committee during the formation of our most successful online education program, and was the catalyst during the formation of our Fall Central Station Operations Conference.”

“He has provided strong leadership to our industry, serves on the Board of CSAA, and actively supports SIAC in word, deed and financial contributions.”

The reverential comments to the left were among the many ringing endorsements voters lavished upon the five very special individuals whose accolades and accomplishments have propelled them into the SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION Hall of Fame. In alphabetical order and matching the sequence of quotes, 2012’s Hall of Fame class is: Ted Geiszler, John Mabry, Joe Nuccio, Pam Petrow and Ron Rothman.

Founded in 2004 to represent the apogee of honor for extraordinary professionalism, conduct and achievement, each year SSI‘s Hall of Fame pays tribute to those remarkable people who have had an unforgettable impact on the industry, continuously sustained over the duration of a long and illustrious career. Honorees are recognized in an official induction ceremony held during the SAMMY Awards on the eve of ISC West (March 27) at the Venetian Hotel.

This year’s group encompasses a broad swatch of excellence from many walks of the electronic security industry. This includes access control innovation (Geiszler); trade association and business management (Mabry); acquisition mastery, and generosity to industry and community (Nuccio); alarm communications, training and company leadership (Petrow); and providing dealers products/solutions and opportunities (Rothman).

Nominated by past inductees and other luminaries, these five now join 57 others in the industry’s pantheon. The following profiles encapsulate how each one of them met challenges head-on, and enriched themselves, those with whom they have associated and the industry at large. SSI is pleased to officially welcome these exemplary and distinguished members of the security community into the Hall of Fame.

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Business Management · Cover Story · Hall of Fame · Joe Nuccio · John Mabry · Pam Petrow · Ron Rothman · All Topics

About the Author
Scott Goldfine
Scott Goldfine is Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher of Security Sales & Integration, directing all editorial aspects of the magazine brand in print, electronically, online and in person. The voluminous, innovative and award-winning body of work he has distinguished himself with since joining the publication in 1998 includes groundbreaking research, landmark features, leadership roundtables, high profile case studies, and many industry exclusives. Well versed in the technical and business aspects of electronic security (video surveillance, access control, systems integration, intrusion detection, fire/life safety), Goldfine is a nationally known figure in demand as an industry presenter and subject matter expert to mainstream media. He is responsible for developing many unique products and programs, including the SSI Industry Hall of Fame, Control Panel (industry’s first E-mail newsletter), Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ), Marketing Marvel, Installers of the Year, Integrated Installation of the Year, Security Industry Census, Systems Integration Study, Installation Business Report, Operations & Opportunities Report, Commercial End-User Study and Security’s Fantastic Fleets. Recognized for his relationship building, integrity and lead-by-example ethic, Goldfine is a solutions-oriented team player who advises and collaborates with industry dealer/integrator, consultant, distributor, central station and manufacturer icons, luminaries and executive business leaders on a daily basis. He is also actively involved in several security events and organizations, including the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), PSA-Tec, SAMMY Awards, International Security Conference and Exhibition (ISC), Electronic Security Technology Summit (ESTS), Mission 500, Electronic Security Expo (ESX), ASIS Int’l, Honeywell CONNECT and other supplier conventions. Goldfine also serves on several boards, including the CSAA Marketing and Communications Committee and PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Council. A certified alarm technician, former cable-TV tech, audio company entrepreneur, and lifelong electronics and computers enthusiast, Goldfine graduated with honors from Cal State, Northridge with a management degree in Radio-Television-Film. His professional media endeavors have encompassed magazines, Internet, radio, TV, film, records, teletext and books. Goldfine resides in the Charlotte, N.C., area with his wife, son and three cats.
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Cover Story, Hall of Fame, Joe Nuccio, John Mabry, Pam Petrow, Ron Rothman, Ted Geiszler

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