Per Mar Security Services CEO Inducted Into Iowa Business Hall of Fame
Michael Duffy assumed leadership of the family-owned company in 1977 and has led the business in more than 80 acquisitions.
DAVENPORT, Iowa — Per Mar Security Services, a leading provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients, announces that Michael L. Duffy, CEO and chairman, was inducted into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame.
Duffy was honored during the Greater Des Moines Committee’s Annual Black Tie Dinner on Dec. 13. He was inducted along with three other businessmen.
“Becoming a member of the Iowa Business Hall of Fame is something I never would have imagined,” says Duffy, who was inducted into SSI Industry Hall of Fame in 2013. “I want thank all of those who helped make this possible; my family, my many co-workers over the years, without whose contributions and efforts this wouldn’t be possible.
“I feel fortunate to have crossed paths with all those that I have; customers, employees, and community members that I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know through the years. I am humbled and honored by the recognition and I certainly want to pay gratitude to my parents, who started this company and allowed me the opportunity to continue on their legacy.”
Duffy joined the company, which was founded by his parents, in 1967 and has held various positions including dispatch supervisor, alarm manager, vice president of operations, executive vice president, COO and president.
Duffy is credited with leading the organization in more than 80 acquisitions of security companies to become a full-service security provider. He is a licensed private detective in seven states and has held the level of U.S. Government Secret Clearance, in addition to being involved in many boards and committees within the industry.
In the community, he has served his alma mater, St. Ambrose University, including as alumni president; the Handicapped Development Center Board including as chairman; the Scott County YMCA, the Davenport Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Davenport Development Corporation and many more boards and committees.
In 1975, the Greater Des Moines Committee founded the Iowa Business Hall of Fame to honor the achievements of Iowans who have made outstanding contributions to the development and enhancement of the business climate in Iowa.
Inductees are selected on merit rather than endorsement including business leadership, community development impact, community volunteerism/leadership, strategic leadership and business recognition.
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