ASSA ABLOY Named 2020 SIA Member of the Year

SIA will present ASSA ABLOY with the award at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, during ISC West.

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named ASSA ABLOY as the recipient of the 2020 Member of the Year Award.

The award honors SIA member companies that have shown noteworthy involvement in SIA committees and working groups, SIA events and the SIA Education@ISC conference program, as well as leadership activity, recruitment of SIA members, and contributions to SIA thought leadership and the industry overall, according to an announcement.

SIA will present ASSA ABLOY with the award at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, during ISC West. The company is a regular sponsor of key SIA events, including the Market Leaders Reception at ISC West, SIA GovSummit and Securing New Ground.

“SIA is proud to honor ASSA ABLOY as the 2020 SIA Member of the Year and applauds the company for its invaluable engagement, thought leadership efforts and contributions to SIA, our members and the security industry overall,” says Scott Schafer, chairman of the SIA Board of Directors. “Thanks in large part to the outstanding support of members like ASSA ABLOY, SIA is able to continue building on its robust suite of resources, programming and education and training offerings to better serve our members and the industry.”

ASSA ABLOY is a contributing member to the SIA Center of Excellence, SIA’s online repository of vendor-neutral, vetted information — including on-demand training courses, e-learning modules, articles and webinars — to foster industry knowledge and help organizations keep at the forefront of market demands.

“ASSA ABLOY is honored to receive SIA’s Member of the Year Award. Since serving on the SIA Board of Directors, my eyes have been opened to the significant resources and services provided by the SIA management team and staff under the leadership of Don Erickson and Scott Schafer,” says Martin Huddart, head of smart residential for ASSA ABLOY. “I have also been impressed by the vast network of member volunteers who work on important committees and support SIA events — I think this is a reflection of the relevance and vitality of this trade association. I’d like to thank not only the ASSA ABLOY volunteers that led to this recognition, but all SIA members who contribute their time to the advancement of security in the workplace and in our homes. We shouldn’t forget that our collective impact makes a real difference in the world.”

The Advance will take place during ISC West 2020 on Tuesday, March 17, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas.. In addition to the presentation of the SIA Member of the Year Award, attendees will enjoy a high-impact presentation from William Wilkins, executive director of global security operations at Valero Energy Corporation, on the chief security officer framework and key lessons for security professionals.

SIA will also review key association business, exchange market intelligence for the year ahead and present the SIA Chairman’s Award, Committee Chair of the Year Award and Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award. Attendees of The Advance will receive complimentary lunch and have the opportunity to network with industry colleagues. Learn more and register to attend, here.

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