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5 Earn Hall of Fame Honors

A peacemaker with AHJs, a champion of technologies and standards, a wizard of finance, a builder of the industry’s finest dealer program and a trade association luminary are elected into SSI’s Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement. Find out how they toppled challenges and maximized opportunity to excel where most fail.

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Dedication, drive, perseverance, ingenuity, innovation, leadership. When we look at those who have achieved greatness in their chosen profession these are among the most prevalent qualities seen. While some are blessed with innate abilities like sheer talent or creativity, more is required to realize one’s full potential. It also takes that special spark to let nothing stand in the way of accomplishing a goal. For those unique individuals in the security industry, there’s the SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION Hall of Fame.

Established in 2004 to denote the ultimate recognition for exceptional performance, each year SSI’s Hall of Fame enshrines those uncommon people who have carved out a lasting impression within the industry, consistently maintained over the course of an entire career. Inductees are honored in an official ceremony held during the SAMMY Awards on the eve of ISC West (April 5) at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

This year’s five-person honor roll includes a key liaison to alarm responders and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs); a champion of industry technology and standards; a leading financial advisor and deal broker; a principal player in establishing the industry’s finest dealer program; and an industry activist and alarm company entrepreneur.

SSI is delighted to unveil the Hall’s distinguished Class of 2011 (in alphabetical order): Steve Doyle, executive vice president and CEO, Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA); Jay Hauhn, CTO and vice president, Industry Relations, ADT North America; Bill Polk, managing director, CapitalSource Security Group; Ivan Scharer, former president, First Alert Professional; and Bud Wulforst, former CSAA president and ex-CEO of A-1 Security.

As with the 52 remarkable professionals who preceded them into the Hall and nominated them for inclusion, this year’s inductees boast prodigious credentials and their industry contributions are incontrovertible. The profiles that follow strikingly show how this quintet has overcome adversity, embraced hard work and placed the good of the industry ahead of their own.

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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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