Charlie Pierce

SSI Hall Of Fame: 2004

Career Highlights

  • Worked for Iowa-based security company from 1974-84, handling guard work, undercover investigations, access control, alarms, CCTV sales, installation and field service
  • In 1984, opened LRC Electronics Company (now LRC LLC) in basement of house
  • Drove LRC to become largest independent service center for CCTV equipment in the U.S.
  • In 1986, established LTC Training Center (now LeapFrog Training & Consulting)

Why He’s on the List

  • Widely regarded as foremost authority of CCTV training
  • In past 20 years, has spoken to thousands of security professionals around world
  • Wrote three books, developed two certification training programs on VHS and DVD, developed full interactive educational support system on CD, and produced and gave several seminar programs

Comments & Reaction: “I am a self-trained, dyslexic, high-school dropout. I guess that I could have done worse! I want to be remembered as a regular guy that was trying to make a positive change in a sometimes negative world. I feel honored and humbled to be included on this list, and just a little bit old!”

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