LVC CEO Bob Hoertsch to Retire End of Year

The 30-year veteran is credited with guiding LVC to national presence in the marketplace, and years of volunteer service to the security and fire/life-safety industry.

MINNEAPOLIS — LVC CEO Bob Hoertsch will retire at the end of the year, capping off a distinguished 30-year career in the security and fire/life-safety industry.

Hoertsch began his career with LVC in 1987, was named president in 2008, served as president and CEO since 2013, and most recently in January assumed his current role as CEO.

When Hoertsch joined LVC, the company was a fire alarm contractor that grew to be the largest Notifier fire alarm distributor in Minnesota. As the company’s customer base expanded, the demand for additional technologies and services grew as well, according to a news release. Under Hoertsch’s leadership, LVC rose to become a national provider of fire protection and building technology systems.

His many contributions to the industry include leadership roles in organizations such as the Minnesota Automatic Fire Alarm Association (MAFAA), 49ers Business Development Club and the Minneapolis chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

Other areas of industry service include Hoertsch’s involvement as an original co-author of the JATC Limited Energy Licensing Program, vice chair for PSA Security Network’s sales & marketing committee, and service as a director for Notifier’s Distributor Advisory Council.

“Over the last 12 months I have worked with the executive management team to ensure that the company will be well represented and well run far into the future,” Hoertsch explains in a statement. “The appointment of Bert Bongard as president and the choices Bert has made to fill executive and middle management positions have been well thought out and well planned.  I am leaving the company in excellent hands and am excited for the future of LVC.”

A farewell event will be held for Hoertsch Dec. 5. Additional details will be provided in the near future, according to the company.

LVC, formerly branded as Low Voltage Contractors, operates regional offices in northern and southeast Minnesota, western Wisconsin and Phoenix. The compamy is a full-service fire protection and systems integration company serving clients both locally and nationally in many vertical markets across multiple construction sectors.

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