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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 joined SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION in October 1998 and has distinguished himself by producing award-winning, exemplary work. His editorial achievements have included blockbuster articles featuring major industry executives, such as Tyco Electronic Products Group Managing Director Gerry Head; Protection One President/CEO Richard Ginsburg; former Brink’s Home Security President/CEO Peter Michel; GE Interlogix President/CEO Ken Boyda; Bosch Security Systems President/CEO Peter Ribinski; and former SecurityLink President/CEO Jim Covert. Scott, who is an NTS Certified alarm technician, has become a respected and in-demand speaker at security industry events, including presentations at the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) Annual Meeting; California Alarm Association (CAA) Summer and Winter Conferences; PSA Security Network Conference; International Security Conference and Exhibition (ISC); and Security Industry Association (SIA) Forum. Scott often acts as an ambassador to mainstream media and is a participant in several industry associations. His previous experience as a cable-TV technician/installer and running his own audio company -- along with a lifelong fascination with electronics and computers -- prepared Scott well for his current position. Since graduating in 1986 with honors from California State University, Northridge with a degree in Radio-Television- Film, his professional endeavors have encompassed magazines, radio, TV, film, records, teletext, books, the Internet and more. In 2005, Scott captured the prestigious Western Publisher Maggie Award for Best Interview/Profile Trade for "9/11 Hero Tells Tale of Loses, Lessons," his October 2004 interview with former FDNY Commander Richard Picciotto, the last man to escape the Ground Zero destruction alive.
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