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Vendor Spotlight 3-4-15


Protection 1 Names New Security Industry Veterans to Key Field Management Positions

Company Continues to Attract Top Talent to Round out its Field Operations

CHICAGO - March 2, 2015 -
Protection 1, the largest full-service business and home security company in the U.S., today announced that it has hired or promoted several industry veterans in the month of February to complement its field management organization. They include:

Craig Taylor who has been hired to fill the position of General Manager for Protection 1's Los Angeles market. Taylor will report to William Rickard, Regional Vice President for the West. Taylor started his career in the security industry in 1987 when he accepted a general manager position for a regional security dealer. In 1992, Taylor re-located to Hawaii to manage post-disaster projects for a commercial contracting organization after Hurricane Iniki struck the islands. He continued to serve 10 years as Vice President of Mainland Operations for the organization. Taylor returned to the security industry in 2008 as a branch manager for ADT in the Los Angeles/Torrance area. During his 7- year tenure at ADT, he held various management roles including Branch Manager, Area Administrative Manager, Area Operations Manager and Area General Manager.
Juan Hernandez is now the new Commercial Sales Manager for the Chicago area. Hernandez will report to General Manager Scott Mohr. Hernandez has 22 years of sales experience in diverse industries including four years in the security industry. He also possess more than 15 years of management experience leading sales teams. Prior to joining Protection 1, Hernandez was the sales manager for Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.

Tony Pacaccio has been promoted to the position of Commercial Sales Manager for the New Orleans office. Pacaccio joined Protection 1 two and one half years ago as a Commercial Security Consultant. He will report to General Manager Louis Quijano. Pacaccio started his career as Police Detective where he served for 10 years, he then moved into corporate security and held executive level positions at a number of financial institutions for the next 13 years. Part of his duties included managing and leading a team of six individuals in the security and investigations division of a multi-state financial holding company. He was also responsible for developing policies and procedures and working closely with the bank executive staff. He has been in security sales for the past 10 years.

"At Protection 1, we are dedicated to providing a company culture where individuals can thrive, grow their careers and make a real difference in the success of the entire organization," said Don Young, Protection 1's Chief Information and Operating Officer. "For that reason, we continue to attract and retain the best and the brightest in the industry."



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