SSI Hall Of Fame: 2004
- 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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