Leo Guthart

SSI Hall Of Fame: 2004

Career Highlights

  • Joined Ademco in 1964 and spent nearly 40 years with the company
  • Played key role as it went from 27 employees and $1.5 million in sales to becoming The Pittway Corp. with more than 5,000 employees and sales of $1 billion
  • Pittway acquired by Honeywell in 2000
    Why He’s on the List
    • Distinguished Ademco Security Group as dedicated, smart and hard-driving group of people
    • Emphasized integrity and customer focus
    • Helped create ADI, industry’s largest distribution company
    • Involved in pioneering use of reliable, low-cost wireless equipment
    • Heightened economics of installation community by emphasizing uniformity of installation and service
    • Associated with creating innovative AlarmNet service

    Comments & Reaction: “I believe our companies (Ademco, ADI,First Alert Professional, AlarmNet, etc.) were the best manufacturers/distributors in the industry. This was accomplished by the team I led, of which I am, and always was, very proud. It is a great honor to be on SSI’s list and I thank you.”

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