Stanley's Steve Welsh passes away

Systems integrator Stanley Convergent Security Solutions announced Thursday that Steve Welsh, the company's vice president of corporate services and procurement, died on May 9 after battling cancer. He was 49 years old.

According to a statement issued by the company, Welsh, who held a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the Pennsylvania State University, had more than 25 years of experience in the security industry. He began his career with API Alarm Systems in 1985 as accounting manager and has since held numerous positions throughout the industry including director of budgeting and operational reporting at SecurityLink; vice president of budgets and systems at Signature Security Group in Sydney, Australia; six sigma project champion with Tyco/ADT; and, vice president of installation/service process and corporate services at HSM Electronic Protection Services.

"Steve has been a great contributor to the company over the past six years," said Tony Byerly, president and COO North America & United Kingdom Direct. "We will surely miss his leadership in our metrics and rankings, our product services, our vendor relations, our acquisition integration efforts, our facilities and fleet management, and much, much more. Steve’s dedication, perfectionism and exemplary work ethic were recognized by all of his colleagues. Steve’s contributions as a member of our senior leadership team and, most importantly, as a good friend, will be deeply missed. Please continue to keep Steve’s wife, Beth, and two sons, Michael and Matthew, in your thoughts and prayers."