Ben Cornett

SSI Hall Of Fame: 2004

Career Highlights

  • Started in residential sales with Rollins Protective Services in 1974
  • Entered manufacturing in 1980 with Solfan Systems (later C&K Systems) as regional sales manager
  • From 1984-90, served as executive VP of Blue Grass Electronics
  • Served as president/CEO of Intellisense from 1990-95
  • Joined Pittway Corp. in March 1995 as president of Ademco Sensor Co. and executive VP of sales for Ademco Group
  • Promoted to president of Ademco Group in June 2000
  • Appointed president of Honeywell Security in 2002

Why He’s on the List

  • At IntelliSense, pioneered worldwide market for glassbreak detectors
  • Managed merger between former C&K and Ademco
  • Dedicated and generous supporter of industry organizations and causes
  • Raised standard for customer service in industry to much higher level through establishment of world-class “Customer Care Center”

Comments & Reaction: “I’d like to be remembered as someone who surrounded himself with the best people possible — people who are smarter than me. As a result, we’re able to bring to market the products our customers want and need at a reasonable price, and with quality levels that exceed their expectations.”

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