SIAC welcomes new board members

FRISCO, Texas (February 11, 2008) – The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) announced today that the Security Industry Association (SIA) has appointed Charlie Darsch and Jay Hauhn as representatives to the SIAC Board of Directors. Darsch and Hauhn will be replacing Rich Ader and Larry Dischert as the SIA representatives to SIAC.

"We are very excited to have Charlie and Jay join the SIAC Board of Directors," stated Stan Martin, SIAC Executive Director. "We are confident that both gentlemen will bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and leadership to our organization. We would also like to thank Rich and Larry for their years of dedicated service and wish them well as they move on to future endeavors."

As the Director of Corporate Relations for System Sensor, Charlie Darsch entered the security industry in the 1950's after losing a friend to an intruder. Putting his electrical engineering degree from the University of Massachusetts to good use, Darsch founded Minuteman Security, an alarm installing company. In 1972, he sold Minuteman Security and joined Aerospace Research as their Northeast Sales Manager. Aerospace Research was later purchased by Aritech Corporation, then Sentrol, and by 1989, Darsch was promoted to vice president.

"When I was approached about joining the SIAC Board of Directors, I was proud to accept the appointment," said Darsch. "For many years, SIAC has assisted cities across the nation in developing alarm ordinances which have lead to the safety and security of thousands of families and business owners. I look forward to contributing on SIAC's future initiatives."

Jay Hauhn is a 30-year veteran of ADT Security Services and other Tyco companies, having most recently held senior management roles in product management and strategy. In his current position as Vice President, Technology and Industry Relations for ADT North America, Hauhn is the lead executive responsible for ADT interactions with security industry associations. In addition to his recent appointment to the SIAC Board of Directors, Hauhn is serving his second term on the Security Industry Associations Board of Directors.

"SIAC does a superb job of bridging the gap between city governments and the alarm industry," added Hauhn. "With this appointment, I look forward to building on this growing cooperation between cities and the alarm industry."

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