SIA Confirms More Speakers for Securing New Ground 2015

Security Industry Association (SIA)

SNG serves as the top executive conference for the security industry, Oct. 28-29, at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) has confirmed more speakers for Securing New Ground® (SNGTM), the security industry’s top executive conference, scheduled for Oct. 28-29, 2015, at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.

This executive forum takes a comprehensive look at the state of the security industry, the latest research, and commercial and industrial market trends impacting business strategies for security suppliers, integrators and practitioners.

“With the able assistance of our partners in the Global Security Risk Management Alliance (GSRMA), we have produced a compelling program for the security suppliers and integrators of SIA as well as security practitioners of all stripes,” said SIA Chairman V. John Stroia. “This engaging slate of speakers represents a who’s who of the security industry, and there will be a great deal of value in exchanging information and networking directly with them.”
Some of the additional presenters confirmed include top suppliers, integrators and practitioners in the security industry:


  • Michael O’Neal, President, Nortek Security & Control LLC
  • Thomas R. Cook, Vice President, Sales, Samsung
  • Anshu Mehrotra, Vice President & General Manager, Mechanical Business, Allegion PLC

Integrators and dealers

  • Renae Leary, Vice President, Global Accounts, Tyco Integrated Security
  • Rich Cillessen, Vice President, Sales, Siemens
  • Chris Peckham, CTO, Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions Inc.


  • Ray O’Hara, Executive Vice President, AS Solutions
  • Timothy L. Williams, CSO, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Mike Rodriguez, Director of Security, U.S. Open Tennis

Early bird rates provide $200 off SNGTM registration for most attendees through Sept. 30. Practitioners specifically register for a special rate of only $300. Qualified members of the press are eligible to attend for free. Reporters, contact Mickey McCarter, SIA manager of communications, at or 301-804-4704 to register.

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About the Security Industry Association (SIA)

The Security Industry Association (SIA) ( is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers, with more than 600 innovative member companies representing more than 350,000 security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities, and collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, and owner of the Securing New Ground® conference, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities.