Introducing the SSI Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2019

SSI’s Industry Hall of Fame hails those who have contributed most significantly to the security industry. Here are 2019’s inductees.

Introducing the SSI Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Paul Boucherle | Principal Matterhorn Consulting


  • Born in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1952 Middle child to two siblings, father was a steel industry engineer, mother a homemaker and then an office manager
  • Married to wife and current business partner, Jayne, for 33 years
  • Son Brian works for Safe Systems and daughter Lauren is a dietitian at an Ohio-based children’s hospital
  • Served in U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam War, attaining rank of Sergeant E-5
  • Earned degree in electrical engineering at Youngstown State and Certified Sherpa Coaching accreditation at Kent State and Penn State
  • Holds ASIS Int’l Certified Protection Professional (CPP) credential
  • Says if career had taken another path would have been a technical representative for Grumman Aircraft
  • Other interests include motorcycle adventure touring and camping, golf, sailing, cycling, cooking and travel

Why He’s on the List

  • 45+ years dedicated to safety and security roles including military, government, Fortune 100 corporate management, systems integrator entrepreneurs; security and business consultant to manufacturers, integrators, dealers and end users
  • Active contributor to security and other associations, including ASIS, ESA, PSA, NSCA, SIA, ASTM F12, CSI, American Legion, Marine Corps League and
  • Pioneer of emerging technologies and new business models including IP video, retail metrics, cybersecurity, workplace violence training
  • During 21-year stint with ADT, established the company’s first dealer program and helped develop its national accounts program
  • Tirelessly shares knowledge, insights and evaluations through writing (SSI columnist), lecturing, training of 8,500+ people and speaking more than 300 times
  • Holds degrees and certificates from five universities, and serves on the ISC West and PSA education advisory boards

Keys to Success

“Set aggressive goals, high standards for yourself and others and then work tirelessly to achieve them for yourself and the others you work with. I worked my way through high school, the Marine Corps and college. Working hard to achieve your goals while always learning new things has served me well over these many years. I like the challenge of taking on tasks that require extra effort to master and then share that knowledge with others. Just as important is having the right priorities for living, giving and maintaining a work/life balance with family, friends and your faith. While I may not be the smartest person in the room, I will most definitely outwork you!”

Most Proud About

“To be given so many opportunities to share what I have learned and then motivate people in our industry to always do better through active learning. To have a small impact in the competence and skill building of people who take competence and business skill building seriously, then watch them grow their careers. Helping push the envelope on emerging technologies such as IP video and pioneering new applications to solve old problems makes my inner recovering engineer smile as well! Lastly has been volunteering, collaborating and participating when asked by colleagues and professional associations to lend experience to education advisory boards and technology evaluations.”

Giving Back to the Industry

“I believe in paying it forward through volunteer leadership opportunities. These include chapter chair at ASIS Akron/Canton for two years, PSA and ISC West education advisory boards, new product evaluation judging, developing unique and timely content to deliver at industry events. I try to avoid saying, ‘I am too busy to help,’ when asked. I have learned how to be a better coach so that I can mentor people more effectively and deliver encouragement and direction when asked. Our industry needs motivated, committed and intelligent people to help it grow and accomplish our mission to prepare the next generation of leaders.”

Action, Not Words

“I subscribe to the USMC motto, acta non verba. Talk is cheap and hard work is absolutely not. I learned the basics of this principle growing up; fine-tuned it in the USMC, and have refined it with my higher educational choices and career actions. We don’t always have all the facts we might want, but I have found that taking action creates the inertial momentum to get results. Making decisions to take action today with only 70% of the information is much better than waiting for 100% of the information in a week or later, which is an old USMC rule. No plan is perfect and you will always have to make adjustments along the way.”

Continue to the next page for a profile of Alan Glasser…

About the Author


Scott Goldfine is Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher of Security Sales & Integration. Well-versed in the technical and business aspects of electronic security (video surveillance, access control, systems integration, intrusion detection, fire/life safety), Goldfine is nationally recognized as an industry expert and speaker. Goldfine is involved in several security events and organizations, including the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), ASIS Int'l and more. Goldfine also serves on several boards, including the SIA Marketing Committee, CSAA Marketing and Communications Committee, PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Council and Robolliance. He is a certified alarm technician, former cable-TV tech, audio company entrepreneur, and lifelong electronics and computers enthusiast. Goldfine joined Security Sales & Integration in 1998.

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One response to “Introducing the SSI Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2019”

  1. Congratulations Alan Glasser from your loving son Michael. A well deserved and earned honor.

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