ESA Bestows Prestigious Awards to 2 Members

PITTSBURGH — The Electronic Security Association (ESA, formally NBFAA) has awarded Security Solutions Inc. President Jamie Orvis with the Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year Award. David Koenig, partner with Capitol Lock Inc., also received the Sara E. Jackson Memorial Award.

First presented in 1970, the Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year Award is nationally acclaimed as the most prestigious honor in the security industry. The award is presented for outstanding individual achievement and continued efforts on behalf of the association and the industry.

Orvis served three terms as vice president for ESA from 1998 to 2004 and chaired the public relations committee. While chairman, he helped develop and launch the First Line of Defense award.

After his years on the executive board, Orvis turned his attention to ESA’s Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation (AIREF), devoting the past seven years to AIREF as its treasurer.

“Jamie has shown true leadership by serving on the ESA Executive Committee as well as the AIREF board. Because he has worked so hard co-chairing the AIREF golf tournament, the industry is able to benefit from the studies conducted on behalf of the industry and NTS has been able to release two new classes and update another,” says ESA President Michael Miller.

Presented to an ESA committee chair who has displayed outstanding leadership, the Sara E. Jackson Award was given to David Koenig for his work as chairman of the ESA budget/audit committee and chairman of the investment committee.

As chairman of those committees, Koenig oversees the creation of the association’s operating budget for approval by the board of directors. He ensures the accuracy of financial statements and disclosures and works with an independent auditor on financial issues and policies. Koenig also serves as the investment fiduciary, responsible for the prudent management of the association’s investment portfolio.

“David is able to look at a problem, analyze it and present a solution on a global scale and communicate it to everyone in a simple format so that it is easily understood,” Miller says. “I am proud of David’s work and on behalf of ESA, he is my clear choice as the Jackson Award honoree.”

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