Vector Security positions for further managed network services growth with
appointment of new General Manager
John Taggart heads Vector Intelligent
recently acquired Industry Retail Group
PITTSBURGH, PA - March 31, 2015 - Vector Security, recognized as a leading
solutions provider to national brands across North America, announces the
addition of John Taggart as Senior Director and General Manager of Vector
Intelligent Solutions, including senior level management of Industry Retail
Vector Security acquired Industry Retail Group in August of 2013 to complement
their portfolio of security offerings with managed broadband services and
John, recently with Consolidated Communications, brings nearly 21 years of
experience to the company including strong communications, financial and
operational expertise. He will drive the strategic direction of Industry Retail
Group (IRG) and the IRG management team will report directly to John. John will
report directly to Vector Security President and CEO, Pam Petrow.
"John will lead all efforts for market growth and strategic execution,
establishing Vector Intelligent Solutions as the single-source for
broadband-enabled applications across primary and secondary network
infrastructures with a strong emphasis on security." says Pam Petrow "Our
customers are looking for increased bandwidth and other IP-enabled applications
to meet the needs of their customers today and into the future."
Vector Security and Industry Retail Group are currently providing network
enabled solutions to retail customers and multi-site businesses across North
America. Both companies added 44 new brands to the business enabling hundreds of
locations with broadband solutions.
"We welcome John to Vector Security and look forward to his innovative and
forward-thinking leadership approach," said Pam. "His results-oriented
management style helps support our commitment to providing technology solutions
tailored to the specific needs of our business customers."
John attended the University of Southwest Louisiana and Georgetown University
McDonough School of Business. He resides in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and
children. John will be headquartered at the Vector Security Corporate Services
office in Warrendale, PA and will also work closely with the National Account
Division located in Gainesville, VA.
Vector Intelligent Solutions is Vector Security
and Industry Retail Group
Industry Retail Group, Inc. (IRG), a Vector Security company, (http://www.industryretail.com)
is a Gartner-recognized, and VISA PCI DSS validated, provider of customized
managed network services, offering a comprehensive portfolio of broadband and
broadband-centric services targeted to retailers and other multi-site companies.
IRG is single-source purveyor of managed IP communication, application and
turnkey professional services; plug-in IRG applications such as Hotspot and
Enterprise Wi-Fi solutions, Mobility, Hosted VoIP, and IP-based Video
Surveillance to further leverage customers' broadband investments. IRG's client
base includes Fortune 1000 retailers, quick-serve restaurants and convenience
store chains. IRG was acquired by Vector Security in August 2013.