Robert Bargert

SSI Hall Of Fame: 2004

Career Highlights

  • Served in U.S. Navy during WWII
  • Graduated from Univ. of Michigan, 1950
  • Served as time study engineer for Ford Motor Co. in Detroit
  • Joined J. Walter Thompson Advertising as copywriter, worked with Lee Iacocca on Mustang intro
  • Became editor of Rental Equipment Register in L.A.
  • Hired as copywriter for Morse Signal Devices
  • Moved on to editor of Security Distribution and Marketing (SDM)
  • In 1979, founded Fortuna Publishing and became editor of Alarm Installer & Dealer (AID)

Why He’s on The List

  • Started AID out of his Calabasas, Calif., home
  • In AID, the antecedent of SSI, spent decade establishing publication representing voice of alarm dealers and installers
  • Widely known for not pulling any punches
  • Launched L.A.-based event called “THE Security Show”
  • Supported and contributed to state alarm association events
  • Instrumental in launch of National American Alarm Association (NAAA)

Comments & Reaction: “I always work at giving back to this greatindustry that has given so much to me” — Bob Bargert. “I’m sure Bob would be very proud and honored to be included in SSI’s list. But he would probably say there were many others that deserve it more!” — Yvonne Bargert, Bob’s wife.

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