The National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) announced the results of their 2005 Executive Committee elections. George Gunning, chief executive officer of USA Alarm Systems, Monrovia, Calif., was named vice president/president-elect. Counte Cooley, president of Electronic Sales Company, Gainesville, Ga., was reelected for a second two-year term as vice president and Mike Miller, vice president and co-owner of Moon Security Services, Inc., Pasco, Wash., was reelected for a second two-year term as treasurer. All three board members will begin their new terms on July 1, 2005.
"NBFAA is very fortunate to have these talented individuals with such strong industry experience working on behalf of our organization. We have high aspirations for the coming year as we look toward enhancing NBFAA's value to our membership, to the electronic life safety, security and systems industry, and to consumers," said NBFAA President Scot Colby, Bayou Security Systems, Inc., Shreveport, La.
Gunning, currently a vice president of NBFAA, was uncontested for the vice president/president-elect position. An industry executive for more than 20 years, Gunning has also served as secretary for the association. Since becoming involved with the NBFAA through his local and state associations, he has chaired and served on various NBFAA committees.
Following one year as vice president and president-elect, Gunning will assume the role of NBFAA president next July, beginning a two-year term as president. Gunning, currently chief executive officer of USA Alarm Systems, Monrovia, Calif., and a past president of the California Alarm Association, was also the recipient of the 2003 Morris F. Weinstock award. First presented in 1970, the Weinstock award was initiated by the family of Morris F. Weinstock to honor the lifetime work of the NBFAA co-founder and past president.
With 44 years in the industry, Cooley has served three years as an NBFAA board member and four years as president and six years on the board of the Georgia Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (GBFAA). Cooley ran against Randy Perry, regional manager for Guard Tronic, Inc, Ft. Smith, Ark. for the vice president position.
Miller has been involved in the alarm and security industry for more than 30 years. In addition to numerous positions with NBFAA, Miller has also served as president and past president of the Washington Burglar and Fire Alarm Association was the most recent recipient of the Sara E. Jackson Award. The Sara E. Jackson Award honors the memory of 1950-51 NBFAA President Sara E. Jackson.