FAST Announces Winners of the 2024 Security Technician of the Year Awards

This annual initiative highlights the role security technicians play, celebrating their excellence in design, installation and maintenance.

DALLAS – The Foundation for Advancing Security Technology (FAST) today announced the winners of the 2024 Security Technician of the Year Awards, now in its second year, at PSA TEC.

This annual initiative “highlights the critical role that security technicians play within the industry, celebrating their excellence in the meticulous design, installation and maintenance of security systems that safeguard our communities,” according to the FAST announcement.

“Security technicians are the unsung heroes on the front lines of safety, whose dedication and expertise help ensure that our homes, workplaces and national infrastructure remain secure,” the announcement says. “Recognizing these professionals is not just an acknowledgment of their tireless efforts but a testament to their pivotal role in advancing the security industry.”

FAST calls this year’s winners “standout examples of commitment and leadership, who have each demonstrated exceptional customer service, technological proficiency and professional integrity,” in the announcement.

More About Security Technicians of the Year

Here are the 2024 Security Technician of the Year honorees:

  • Calvin Sprague, technician III, Stealth Monitoring
  • James Brevard, master installation technician and Trainer, ADT
  • Chris Gordonlevel 4 security technician, SAGE Integration
  • Peter Gagne, technician III, Stealth Monitoring
  • Vanna Phan, electrical technician 4, M.C. Dean
  • Jeff Lane, fire division PM, Down East Protection Systems
  • Kyle Ackerman, installation technician, Everon
  • Anthony Jeffries, electrical technician 3, M.C. Dean
  • Harry Hoyte, senior service technician, Grid Squared Systems
  • Aaron Welch, head of hardware, Nexkey

“The Security Technician of the Year Awards shines a spotlight on the incredible talent within our industry,” says Ken Kocher, president of Force Security Solutions and treasurer of the FAST Board of Directors, in the announcement. “These awards are a way to recognize the outstanding work of security technicians and to showcase the significant impact they have on all of us.”

FAST, an initiative of the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA), will celebrate these achievements at the Security Technician of the Year awards ceremony during the closing ceremony of the Electronic Security Expo (ESX), scheduled for June 6 at 11:45 a.m. on the main stage of the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky.

“We look forward to honoring these exceptional individuals who have not only excelled in their roles but have also contributed to raising industry standards,” the announcement says. “Their insights on industry challenges and professional advice, reflecting their deep understanding and passion for the field, will also be featured in upcoming FAST communications.”

If you know a security technician who deserves to be recognized for their work, please contact web editor Craig MacCormack at [email protected]. We plan to continue these Q&As throughout the year leading up to National Security Technician Day in 2025.

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