Member Directory

Canadian Security Association – CANASA

Patrick Straw

Executive Director

http://canasa.org/CANASA/EN/

pstraw@canasa.org

905-513-0622 ext. 222

Member July 2019

Established in 1977 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the security industry.

Established in 1977, the Canadian Security Association (CANASA) is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the security industry. We protect and promote the interests of our members and the safety of all Canadians through education, advocacy, and leadership.

We are a recognized voice of the security industry in Canada and have a growing membership of more than 1000 member organizations in 10 Regions across the country representing all segments of the industry.

We support our members through a comprehensive network of services, including:

  • high quality security education;
  • leading industry trade shows;
  • government relations and advocacy work;
  • marketing and communications; and
  • the latest industry information and news

Mission
To create and maintain a professional environment for our members with the tools and standards to enhance the SAFETY and SECURITY of all Canadians.

Vision
CANASA is the recognized voice of security in Canada.

Vision
CANASA is the recognized voice of security in Canada.

Pierce College 

Center of Excellence – Homeland Security Emergency Management

https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/hsem

 253.912.3688
Khale@pierce.ctc.edu

Member April 2019

The Center of Excellence for Homeland Security-Emergency Management (HSEM) helps state community and technical colleges (CTC) prepare a skilled workforce to help maintain our national security, ensure an effective response to all-hazard events through education and training initiatives, and build disaster resilience in our communities.

Our goal is to provide effective leadership and coordination that rapidly responds to the interests of educational institutions and workforce training needs of the HSEM (all-hazard) business and industry sectors across the state. From our offices at Pierce College in Lakewood, Washington, we accomplish this through working with a coalition of all 34 community and technical colleges, public agencies, and private sector organizations.

The Center serves as a liaison with business and industry to the CTC system faculty and administration. Public and private organizations and businesses receive technical assistance, expertise, information and research on current regional, state and national security and economic development initiatives and workforce trends.

Testing, Inspection and Certification Lab

http://www.intertek.com/

Darryl Engel

darryl.engel@intertek.com; ‎

 224-213 4466

Member April 2019

Intertek is an industry leader with more than 44,000 employees in 1,000 locations in over 100 countries. We deliver Total Quality Assurance expertise 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with our industry-winning processes and customer-centric culture. Whether your business is local or global, we can help to ensure that your products meet quality, health, environmental, safety, and social accountability standards for virtually any market around the world. We hold extensive global accreditations, recognitions, and agreements, and our knowledge of and expertise in overcoming regulatory, market, and supply chain hurdles is unrivalled.

Intertek can sharpen your competitive edge

  • With reliable testing and certification for faster regulatory approval
  • Through rapid, efficient entry to virtually any market in the world
  • With Total Quality Assurance across your supply chain
  • Through innovative leadership in meeting social accountability standards
  • By reducing cost and minimizing health, safety, and security risks
  • By becoming a TRUSTED BRAND

Kirk MacDowell

MacGuard Security Advisors Inc. President

503.744.0720  

MacDowellk@globallifesafetyalliance.org

Founding Member

Consultant

Kirk founded MacGuard Security Advisors, Inc. providing consulting services to the security alarm industry.  Areas of expertise include strategic growth, operational excellence, diversification, special services, succession planning, M&A mentoring and planning.  Also served as expert witness in California and Nevada and holds an active US Government Security Clearance, providing contract investigations to the US Government.

Founded his own security company receiving the Best New Business Award by the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce, led a Security Distributing and Marketing (SDM) top100 security alarm service provider.  Has served in senior leadership roles at General Electric (GE) Security, United Technologies (UTC) and Alarm.com.

Past Board of Director of the Security Industry Association (SIA), and current Board member of the Security Industry Alarm Collation (SIAC), The Monitoring Association (TMA), Chairman of the Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation (AIREF) and past president of the Los Angeles County Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (LABFAA)

Quoted contributor to Security Distributing and Marketing magazine, Security Systems News, Security Stock Watch, Electronical Contractor magazine, Security Sales and Integration.  Appeared on Life Time’s television series Designing Spaces and Project Homeward Bound episodes. Speaker/moderator at Securing New Ground, Electronic Security Expo, TMA’s operations conference, ESA’s Leadership forum and numerous Industry state and local associations.

Quoted contributor to Security Distributing and Marketing magazine, Security Systems News, Security Stock Watch, Electronical Contractor magazine, Security Sales and Integration.  Appeared on Life Time’s television series Designing Spaces and Project Homeward Bound episodes. Speaker/moderator at Securing New Ground, Electronic Security Expo, TMA’s operations conference, ESA’s Leadership forum and numerous Industry state and local associations.

Founding Members

Albert Janjigian-Historian

Expedeum

617-834-3355

albertj@globallifesafetyalliance.org

Founding Member

Consultant

Provides high-level consultative support to manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and others, seeking to enter, expand, or enhance their position in the electronic security industry – U.S. or global.

Background includes significant CEO-level experience building and operating large multi-national players in this market space and years of successful consulting projects.

Experience: Reach includes U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Particularly strong market research capabilities for enterprises seeking to couple formal research with marketing.

Worked with start-ups developing business plans, providing funding activities; mature companies expanding existing ventures or enter new markets; and management, boards of directors strengthening operations or engaging in merger/acquisition initiatives.

Also served as Past President of the Security Industry Association, Co-chair of the TMA, (previously the CSAA) as International Outreach committee, and Advisory consultant for TMA membership committee.

Carol Enman – Director of Marketing and Communications

Enman Strategic Business Initiatives LLC

carole@globallifesafetyalliance.org
Founding member
207-829-6047
 Consultant

http://www.whengrowthmatters.com/

when growth matters

For the last eight years has been the CEO of Enman Strategic Business Initiatives LLC, growing security companies as an independent contractor. She turned around a few struggling organizations, improving their go to market strategies, their internal processes, marketing, sales focus, and overall growth and profitability.

Carol has over twenty years of experience growing a variety of security organizations in the US and overseas.

She entered the industry to take the helm of Security Systems News, in its startup phase, growing it into the industries most respected and lucrative security publication, also creating its related products, events, and websites.

She went on to become the Director of Business Development for Securitas Systems U.S. as they spun off from Securitas Guarding Group in Sweden, as a publicly traded billion-dollar international company. She worked with the CTO in Sweden the country president in the US., and sat on the international marketing committee working with the many Systems groups and countries around the globe.

Carol worked with Axis Communications as their director of Business Development for healthcare and education, before moving to Cygnus Publishing to reorganize their slumping SDI magazine.

The last six years she grew DICE Corp., after the owners return from an extended hiatus. She expanded the company by multiple millions of dollars in global software sales annually, supported and expanded their hosted solutions offering, and helped their telecom company, IPtelX get a solid footing in the North American market.

Michael Slossar – Treasurer

Ring
856-261-5195
Michaels@Globallifesafetyalliance.org

Founding Membership

Licensing Manager

https://ring.com

Over 30 years’ experience in the Security Industry. 18 years with Vector Security Field Operations

Licensing and Compliance Manager with DIRECTV. Stood Up DIRECTV/LifeShield creating a licensing and compliance program where none existed.

Worked with AT&T Digital Life assisting in transition from DIRECTV as well as Risk Management and Licensing

Participated in the re-write and passing of Rules and Regulations in North Carolina, Delaware and Maryland Easing or eliminating licensing hurdles

Holds multiple State Licenses in Low Voltage and Security

Risk Manager at Ring/Amazon Licensing and Compliance

Committee member NFPA 72 SIG-SSS

NICET III Certified Fire Michael Slossar Sr , Manager Licensing

Jack O’Brien – Vice President

President of Jack O’Brien International

Jack O’brien International Consulting Services

jacko@globallifesafetyalliance.org

561-797-7095

Founding Member

Consultant

Has over 30 years of experience in the security industry. 12 years as a general and regional manager at Wells Fargo, later consolidating Wells Fargo’s central stations before joining ADT as general manager of the largest Customer Monitoring Center in the greater New York region.

He was the director of the Rollins National Center in Atlanta, acquired by Ameritech in 1997. He was named Director of one of the largest centers in the U.S. 
He subsequently joined Siemens as the Director of North American Services designing and building a state-of-the-art international contact center in Dallas TX and mirrored center in Washington D.C.

As an international consultant, he has traveled extensively working on security and life safety operations in the U.S., Central and South America, Europe and Asia.
Prior to joining Ackerman Security as Chief Operating Officer, he was the Vice President of Operations at Security Networks for five years before being acquired by Ascent Media, parent of Monitronics, called the deal of the year in 2013 by SDM magazine.

He was the co-chair of The Monitoring Association, previously (CSAA) International Committee and the Insurance Industry Liaison Committee.

Julio Fumagalli Macrae – President

IRIS – INSTITUTO RECTOR DE LA INDUSTRIA DE LA SEGURIDAD

juliom@globallifesafetyalliance.org

Founding Member

Julio Fumagalli Macrae’s wide ranging professional experience, and strong team approach inspires exceptional performance in industries affecting the United States, Canada, Argentina and South America.

He has enhanced organizational effectiveness, led change initiatives, and implemented creative solutions and strategies. He is self-directed and results oriented. He has led inter-cultural environment integration with a style and vision that integrates global, regional and local issues.

In summary, he has a record of success in Security, Health, Safety and Environmental Management.

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Peter Raymond-Membership

P Raymond, Inc.

609–915-1719

Raymondp@globallifesafetyalliance.org

Founding Member

Consultant

609–915-1719

http://pfraymond.com/

Has been in the security industry for 40 years.

Starting his career in the security space working with Wells-Fargo Security. Peter was tasked with evaluating the operations of prospective acquisitions, where he was a key member in completing these projects. Wells Fargo became the second largest security company in the industry, growing from four branches to fifty-eight locations throughout the U.S., including owning a manufacturer of fire products, before the organization was sold.

Peter moved on to be the President, of Security Protective Services, a regional alarm company, for a decade before selling this company.

Given Peter’s expertise in all aspects of management, he moved on to consulting with American companies, expanding their operations in the U.S., and other countries around the globe. For twenty-nine years, Peter has been consulting in the U.S, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia, as an international expert on the processes and procedure to start and manage company expansions throughout the globe.

Peter delivers services to large national and international manufactures, suppliers, alarm companies, security design companies, and monitoring services platforms.

Peter also sits of the board of directors for the International Life Safety Experts consulting on the issues related to Fire Systems Management.

Tom Connaughton – CEO

Connaughton Group LLC (CG LLC)

732-841-2119

Connaughtont@globallifesafetyalliance.org

Founding Member

Consultant

http://www.connaughtongroup.com/

President & CEO of Connaughton Group LLC (CG LLC), a product integrity consultancy firm supporting regulatory, compliance, and market access strategies for the global manufacturer or operator. With nearly 20 years of experience in global product certification and regulatory affairs operating across multiple verticals, namely the Life Safety & Security and Hazardous Locations services.

He brings executive skills, experience, and creative thinking to companies seeking to enhance their value proposition, achieve commercial objectives, and maintain compliance to the applicable codes and standards to reduce risk.

Prior to CG LLC, Tom was the Global Director of Life Safety & Security, Hazardous Locations and HVACR business lines at Intertek Group Plc (ETL certification mark). He was responsible for global business development, approvals and accreditations per laboratory, per vertical in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Italy, France, China, Middle East (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the U.A.E.), Thailand and India. As a member of the global senior leadership team, he enjoyed working with colleagues to implement growth and compliance strategies to expand market share, diversification of the services portfolio and to drive brand recognition.  

Tom believes in active industry participation and served on the NFPA 72 (National Fire Code), Chapter 26 (Supervising Stations), the Monitoring Associations (standards and marketing subcommittees), and was the company representative to NEMA (North American Electrical Manufacture’s Association working to advance the life safety and security industries emerging technologies, business development opportunities, and investments.

Jeffrey Zwirn

President

CPP, CFPS, CFE, SET, FASI&T, CHPA-IV, MBAT

https://alarmexpert.com/

jeffreyzwirn@alarmexpert.com

201-227-26559

Member April 2019

IDS has been Incorporated for over 40 years, delivering specialized expertise in the alarm and security industry. Jeffrey is a 22 Year Active Designated Expert Instructor to the New York City Police Department (NYPD), the Nation’s Leader in Law Enforcement, Master Alarm Technician, Florida, New Jersey, New York State, Washington, D.C., and Delaware, Certified Burglar and Fire Alarm Contractor, Florida State Registered Electrical Contractor, Certified Burglar and Fire Alarm Specialty Electrician, Certified Protection Professional (CPP)-Board Certified in Security Management, ASIS International, Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) National Fire Protection Association International (NFPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified NICET Level IV Senior Engineering Technician (SET) in Fire Protection Engineering Technology/Fire Alarm Systems, Certified in Fire Protection Engineering Technology/Automatic Sprinkler System Layout Level I, National Institute For Certification In Engineering Technologies (NICET), and Certified Fire Protection Engineering Technology/Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems (FASI&T), Certificate Number 111275, a division of the National Society For Professional Engineers, and Certified Homeland Security Protection Associate Level IV (CHPA-IV) by The National Sheriffs’ Association in partnership with The Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals

Mr. Zwirn has been involved in the security survey, need analysis, system recommendations, sales, design, installation, programming, testing, inspection, service, maintenance, and monitoring of more than three (3,000) thousand security and life safety systems for residential, commercial, industrial and governmental application.