Tom Auth

SSI Hall Of Fame: 2004

Career Highlights

  • In 1967, earned degree in accounting from Univ. of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • In 1969, earned graduate degree in business from Univ. of Minnesota
  • Worked as CPA for Touche Ross & Co. from 1969-75
  • In 1981, invested in National Emergency Action Team (NEAT), which became National Security Team (NST)
  • In 1983, changed company name to Interactive Technologies Inc. (ITI)
  • Sold ITI to Swiss company in 1989, reacquired it in 1992
  • In 2000, merged ITI with SLC Technologies to form Interlogix
  • In 2002, GE acquired Interlogix

Why He’s on the List

  • In 1980s and ‘90s, ITI was at forefront of industry’s technological change in residential segment
  • As CEO, set strategy and business development activities of ITI and many of its customers
  • Achieved year-over-year revenue growth in 19 out of 20 years
  • Preached need for change in how installing dealers did business
  • Developed strong, loyal dealer network

Comments & Reaction: “I would like to be remembered as the leader of a team that wouldn’t quit. During my years at ITI, I met many creative, talented, bright people who we cooperated with, and many we competed against. To be considered in their company is an unexpected honor.”

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