SIA Names Chris Peckham Chair of Education and Training Committee

With extensive technical and industry knowledge, Peckham will work to ensure SIA deliver’s training programs needed to develop tomorrow’s workforce.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) announce that Chris Peckham of Ollivier Corp. has been selected to become the new chair of the SIA Education and Training Committee.

Peckham, who holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and an MBA from Rutgers University, brings extensive technical and industry knowledge to the position. Before joining Ollivier as the company’s director of operations, he served as COO for Building Intelligence and senior vice president and CTO for Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions.

“As security technology rapidly evolves, SIA — especially the Education Committee — has a critical role in helping the workforce stay current with knowledge and skills,” Peckham says. “I’m looking forward to working with committee members and SIA staff to bring the industry together through high-quality educational programs that draw people and topics from across the various segments of the association’s membership.”

SIA CEO Don Erickson lauds Peckham’s strong qualifications and long history of volunteering with the association.

“Chris has made many valuable contributions to multiple SIA initiatives in the past and he is someone we look to for insights into emerging technologies and industry trends. We are honored to welcome him to this leadership role,” Erickson says. “His experience and commitment to the industry will enable the Education and Training Committee to deliver additional compelling and relevant educational offerings to our members.”

The SIA Education and Training Committee builds a qualified workforce by identifying and creating learning, training and career development opportunities for security professionals. Its offerings include instructor-led training, online education, scholarship programs, educational conferences, forums and instructional materials and resources.

Peckham replaces James Marcella, director, industry associations, for Axis Communications, who served as chairman for four and a half years. Marcella was honored with the SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award in 2018.

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