Linear, a manufacturer of residential security systems and access control products, announced this week that former president Dan Stottlemyre retired from the company at the end of June.
Stottlemyre, who had been with the company for 24 years, served as president of Linear from 2005 to 2011, at which point he took over as vice chairman of the Linear Group.
Prior to joining Linear in 1988 as vice president of engineering, Stottlemyre began his career as a software programming manager at Scientific Data Systems and Xerox with some time also spent in defense contracting.
According to a statement, Stottlemyre was instrumental in Linear’s expansion into the wireless perimeter access control market.
“We had a resume of top technology pioneered by Linear, and a world-class manufacturing facility at our disposal," he said. "Creating complimentary security products and systems that would continue to grow our business, and business for our dealers and distributors, was logical. I'm incredibly proud of the products and technologies I had a direct hand in championing and developing during those years."
Though he has directly contributed to the development of some of Linear’s most innovative products, Stottlemyre believes the legacy he leaves behind is in the people he’s entrusted with the future success of the company.
"I can go through a large list of products that I contributed to-truly innovative products-but in the end, my legacy is the people in whose hands I'm leaving this company," he says. "We have a really close-knit organization, almost a family. They all work well together, and I'm quite proud of them."