SIA to Recognize Richard Brent of Louroe Electronics with Chairman’s Award

Richard Brent, CEO Louroe Electronics

Brent awarded for leading collaborative efforts and leading SIA International Relations Committee.

Silver Spring, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) will recognize Richard Brent, CEO, Louroe Electronics with the prestigious 2018 SIA Chairman’s Award for his work to support leading the SIA International Relations Committee and supporting key government relations initiatives.

With his service on the SIA Board of Directors and as Chair of the SIA International Relations Committee, Brent has forged relationships between SIA and agencies like the U.S. Commercial Service. A longtime advocate for government engagement generally and exports specifically, Brent’s efforts resulted in the publication of the SIA Export Assistance Guide last year as a tool to assist SIA member companies exploring export opportunities or expanding their participation in trade.

SIA Chairman Denis Hébert will present the SIA Chairman’s Award to Brent at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, scheduled to occur on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at ISC West.

“As the leader of an American manufacturing company, I have seen great business opportunities in foreign sales,” said Brent. “Through SIA, I have been pleased to extend my knowledge and experience to other companies that can benefit from exporting. And that is the power of SIA: To bring together distinct companies to share expertise across vertical markets in a collaborative fashion. I’m pleased to contribute, and I thank the Chairman for his recognition.”

“As a member of the SIA Board of Directors, Richard Brent is consistently engaged on a variety of issues of importance to the security industry, particularly related to export assistance programs that will help SIA members to grow their businesses,” said Hébert. “His contributions in all areas of SIA programming have been formidable, but we owe him a particular debt in sharing his experiences in exporting. Thank you for your leadership, Richard.”

Hébert will present SIA award recipients, including the SIA Chairman’s Award, SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award and Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award, at The Advance, held during ISC West in Rooms 505/506 of the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, April 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Find more info and register at

The Advance is co-located with ISC West, produced by ISC Security Events. Security professionals can register to attend the ISC West trade show and conference, which runs April 10-13, at

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) ( is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with more than 800 innovative member companies representing thousands of 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, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA Government Summit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground®, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.