Steve Roth

SSI Hall Of Fame: 2004

Career Highlights

  • Became involved in electronic security business in 1973 as financial analyst at Microwave Associates Inc., now MA/Com
  • In 1977, joined Alarm Device Manufacturing Co., a division of Pittway Corp., as vice president of marketing
  • For next 23-plus years, involved in most dynamic growth culture in the industry
  • From 1985-2000, helped ADI become largest and most preferred distributor in North America

Why He’s on the List

  • Changed face of security products distribution
  • Provided convenient pick-up or next-day delivery
  • Facilitated product availability via 109-branch North American network
  • Supplied systems design expertise free of charge
  • Offered extensive line of products for one-stop shopping
  • Set up educational product symposiums and local shows
  • Introduced Internet-based ordering and tracking

Comments & Reaction: “I feel honored to be selected. I have always felt personally gratified when I look back at my accomplishments at ADI. It is that much more gratifying that industry-knowledgeable people have recognized my contributions.”

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