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Security Industry Association Elects Three To Board Of Directors

Board members elected unanimously during SIA annual member meeting

SILVER SPRING, MD -- The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced today that it has confirmed three new members to the SIA Board of Directors. The new board members were elected during SIA's annual membership meeting, which was held December 4 at SIA's headquarters in Silver Spring, MD.

They are:

Dr. Thomas A. Cellucci, an Executive Vice-President for ICS. Prior to ICS he served as the US Federal Government's first-ever Chief Commercialization Officer at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in both the Bush and Obama administrations. Dr. Cellucci earned a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania (1984), an MBA from Rutgers University (1991) and a BS in Chemistry from Fordham University (1980). He has also attended and lectured at executive programs at the Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School, Kellogg School and others.

Pierre Trapanese, Owner, Northland Control Systems, Inc. Mr. Trapanese has 20 years of international project and financial management experience in the construction industry. He has been the sole owner of Northland since 2005, and the company now has offices in the Silicon Valley, Washington DC, London, Singapore and Shanghai.

He has authored several project and financial management manuals for the security industry. He holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BS in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

Herve Fages, Senior Vice President, Global Product Marketing, for the Schneider Electric Buildings Business. He previously served Vice President, Global Product Marketing, Buildings Business, and was Pelco's Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Felges has spent 18 years in the security industry in both sales and marketing positions. Prior to his position as Pelco Chief Marketing Officer, he served as the company's Director of Global Marketing, Managing Director of APAC (Asia Pacific), and Managing Director of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

"SIA is very honored and excited by the election of these distinguished industry leaders to the SIA Board," said Don Erickson, CEO of SIA. "Tom, Pierre, and Herve are well-known and respected throughout the industry and each of them will bring valuable and unique perspectives to the Board that will help to strengthen our organization and the industry."

The Security Industry Association (www.siaonline.org) is the leading trade group for businesses in the electronic and physical security industry. SIA protects and ­­advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation on Capitol Hill and throughout the 50 states; producing cutting-edge global market research; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities. As a proud sponsor of ISC Expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities.

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