SIA welcomes new Chair and leadership team


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The Security Industry Association (SIA) welcomed a new Chair, presented five new and four returning members to the SIA Board of Directors and announced several new committee leaders at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership gathering, held 22 March during ISC West.

James Rothstein, Operating Partner at Lee Equity, assumes the position as SIA’s Chair of the Board. Rothstein – who has nearly 35 years of experience in the security industry – joined Lee Equity, a New York-based private equity firm, in 2021. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Global Security Solutions for Anixter, where he held P&L responsibilities for the firm’s US$2 billion global security and fire business. Rothstein’s other past roles include serving as Senior Executive and Principal for Tri-Ed Distribution and Vice President of Marketing for Fatwire Software and nearly a decade at Honeywell’s ADI division, where he served as Vice President of Marketing and General Manager of Intrusion and Access Control Products. Rothstein holds a B.S. in economics from Colgate University. 

“I am thrilled to assume the role of SIA Board of Directors Chair and thank SIA for welcoming me and entrusting me with this responsibility,” said Rothstein. “We congratulate the SIA Board of Directors’ new and returning members, the SIA Executive Committee and our new SIA committee and advisory board leaders. These impressive security industry luminaries are poised to guide both the association and the industry forward.”

During The Advance, SIA also announced by approval of the SIA membership the addition of five new voting members to the SIA Board of Directors to serve terms for 2022 to 2024:

  • Holly Borgmann, Vice President of Government Affairs, ADT
  • Hamish Dobson, Vice President, Product Management, Video Security and Access Control, Motorola Solutions Inc.
  • Alex Housten, President, dormakaba Americas
  • Ryan Kaltenbaugh, Senior Vice President, Sales – North America, LenelS2, a Carrier Company
  • Teresa Wu, Vice President, Innovation and Client Engagement, IDEMIA

The SIA Executive Committee for 2022 includes:

  • Chair: James Rothstein, Operating Partner, Lee Equity
  • Treasurer: John E. Mack III, Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Investment Banking and Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, Imperial Capital
  • Secretary: Scott Dunn, Senior Director of Business Development, Solutions and Services, Axis Communications
  • Officer at Large: Kim Loy, Chief Product Officer, ACRE
  • Immediate Past Chair: Pierre Trapanese, CEO, Northland Controls

The SIA Board of Directors is comprised of industry professionals representing a broad spectrum of interests in the security industry. The full list of current board members can be found here.

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