Joe Hurst Reprises Role as President of DMP Int’l; New Senior Engineer Appointed
Hurst, a veteran executive with DMP, returns to marketing the company’s products internationally. DMP also welcomes Jim Stevens as senior engineer.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Joe Hurst, a veteran executive with DMP, has returned to his previous role as president of DMP Int’l and will focus solely once more on marketing the company’s products outside the United States.
The provider of intrusion, fire/life-safety and access control products has also supplemented its existing engineering capability with substantial international engineering experience with the appointment of Jim Stevens as senior engineer.
Hurst and Stevens are rejoined as colleagues after working together for many years in the international market in senior management and technical roles with CADDX, Interlogix and GE Security. Stevens comes to DMP from his most recent role at United Technologies Corp. (UTC), where he was a key member of a global control panel development team.
Hurst was first appointed president of DMP Int’l in 2013. He tells SSI that for about the past two years his role had shifted to senior vice president as he worked to put the company’s domestic sales program on a strong growth curve, all the while maintaining responsibility for the international effort.
“With the exceptional growth we have experienced over this period it was time go back and re-establish our vice president of sales model for the U.S., thus allowing me to move back almost full time to my area of strength in the international market,” Hurst says. “I have served as general counsel at DMP over this period, and will continue in that role, but the three hats were beginning to be too many to be handled to the best advantage of DMP.”
Hurst’s industry involvement includes serving on the board of directors for the Security Industry Association (SIA), including two terms as president. He was honored with SIA’s Lippert Award, presented annually to honor a distinguished individual from a SIA-member company for long-term, selfless service to the security industry and to SIA.
Stevens was on the original SIA committee that established the SIA communicator format, was chairman of the SIA False Alarm Standards Committee that established the CP-O1 standard, and was a long-term member of the SIA Control Panel Standards Committee.
“This combination of DMP market leading intrusion products in the USA commercial market segment, combined with the strong international market and technical knowledge resource available with Jim Stevens and Joe Hurst, will allow DMP to make a significant push into this growing market opportunity,” states Rick Britton, president of DMP.
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