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SIA Honors Night

​Enjoy an evening of high-powered networking in a social setting at the 2016 SIA Honors Night, to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at Current at Chelsea Piers in New York City. The evening kicks off with a cocktail reception from 6:30-8 p.m., followed by dinner and presentation of the awards from 8-10:30 p.m.

The 2016 SIA Honors Night is an opportunity to share a festive evening and honor the achievements and contributions of security industry leaders. 


Join the Security Industry Association (SIA) as we recognize some of those leaders with these top awards:

Fredrik NilssonGeorge R. Lippert Memorial Award: Fredrik Nilsson, Vice President, Americas, Axis Communications Inc., will receive this award for his active support of many security industry initiatives. He formerly served on the SIA Board of Directors and the SIA Executive Committee, and he has continued to be a strong contributor to SIA education initiatives. 

Nilsson has worked for Axis Communications since 1996 and has been in his current role since 2003. During that time, he has been instrumental in leading the industry shift from analog CCTV to network video surveillance.

The Lippert Award, founded in 1989, is named in honor of George R. Lippert, who dedicated more than 20 years of his life to the security industry and SIA. When evaluating candidates nominated for the award, the SIA Lippert Award Committee considered their long-term service to SIA and the security industry, the impact of their efforts on behalf of SIA and the industry, and their integrity, leadership and diplomacy as demonstrated in industry dealings.

Tim EckersleyJay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award: Allegion Senior Vice President and President of the Americas Tim Eckersley will receive this year's award as a consistent advocate for SIA's school security initiatives, including the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) and the efforts of SIA Government Relations to secure federal legislation and funding for K-12 school security enhancements.

Eckersley is a 25-year veteran in high-growth technology industries. In this role, he is responsible for leading Allegion's Americas-based business. The Americas organization is responsible for several of Allegion's core brands, including Schlage, LCN and Von Duprin. 

The Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award is named in honor of Jay Hauhn. As previous SIA Chairman of the Board, Hauhn demonstrated a steadfast commitment to fostering collaboration among industry trade associations.

Lou Marciani​SIA Insightful Practitioner: Dr. Lou Marciani, Director of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi, will receive this award for his support in providing SIA member companies with insight into securing sporting events, critical mass gatherings that could be vulnerable to disaster.
As NCS4 Director, Marciani is the principal investigator in research funded grants through the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Education. His work at the Center focuses on the development and implementation of risk management, incident management and evacuation training.

The SIA Insightful Practitioner Award is presented to a security practitioner who demonstrates leadership and excellence in promoting the implementation of innovative security solutions through education, advocacy and teamwork with the security industry and other stakeholders.

2016 Women in Biometrics Awards: SIA and SecureIDNews will co-present the 2016 Women in Biometrics Awards, dedicated to recognizing innovative women creating a more secure world by guiding the biometrics technology market.

The awards will be presented as part of SIA Honors Night. For more information and to submit a nomination, visit​.