SIA Honors Industry Achievements at The Advance, 2018 SIA Membership Meeting

Richard Brent receives the 2017 Chairman's Award from SIA Chairman Denis Hebert at The Advance 2018

Richard Brent, James Marcella, Ted Curtin and Joel Scwartz recognized by outgoing SIA Chairman Denis Hébert.

In his role as chairman of the Security Industry Association (SIA), Denis Hébert, president of Feenics Inc., welcomed security industry luminaries to the annual meeting of SIA Membership on the first day of ISC West 2018 on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

Hébert addressed SIA Members at the meeting, which is known as The Advance, to recognize significant achievements by industry leaders.

James Marcella, Director, Industry Associations, Axis Communications, was named 2018 SIA Committee Chair of the Year for his work that included the co-creation of the curriculum for the Systems Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree in Security Systems and Technologies, while also serving as the main instructor. He led the update of the Security Project Management Common Body of Knowledge Guidebook, has served as a member of the ISC Education Conference Advisory Board, assisted with the development of Securing New Ground executive conference program content, and currently champions the Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM) certification.

James Marcella accepts 2017 SIA Committee Chair of Year Award at The Advance 2018

James Marcella (left) accepts his award for 2018 SIA Committee Chair of the Year.

Hébert also recognized Ted Curtin of Repworks Inc. and Joel Schwartz of LCA Sales with the SIA Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Awards for 2018. Curtin and Schwartz were instrumental in pioneering a new category with in the SIA membership – a category for manufacturer’s representatives in the security industry. They are also forming a SIA council to better identify the needs of rep firms, and they will co-chair that effort.

Joel Schwartz and Ted Curtin receive SIA Sandy Jones Volunteers of Year Award at The Advance 2018

Joel Schwartz (left) and Ted Curtin (second from right) accept the 2018 Sandy Jones Volunteers of the Year Award from Sandy Jones (second from left) and Denis Hebert (right).

Richard Brent, CEO of Louroe Electronics, received the 2018 SIA Chairman’s Award for his work supporting key government relations initiatives and leading the SIA International Relations Committee. Brent, through his service on the SIA Board of Directors and as Chair of the SIA International Relations Committee, has forged relationships between SIA and agencies like the U.S. Commercial Service. He has been a longtime advocate for government engagement generally and exports specifically, and his 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.

Richard Brent receives the 2017 Chairman's Award from SIA Chairman Denis Hebert at The Advance 2018

Richard Brent (left) accepts the 2018 Chairman’s Award from SIA Chairman Denis Hebert at The Advance 2018.