Horsham, Pennsylvania – May 12, 2009 - Mace Security International today announced that it has hired Peter P. Giacalone to serve as the President of its new Security Services Division, which will include its newly acquired wholesale monitoring company, Mace CSSS, Inc. Mace CSSS, Inc. is a wholesale central monitoring station located in Anaheim, California purchased by Mace on April 30, 2009, as previously announced.
Mr. Giacalone will oversee all general management and sales and marketing efforts associated with the Mace Security Services Division and Mace CSSS, Inc. He will also develop Mace’s new commercial dealer program, which will support the customers of Mace’s monitoring services and surveillance products. Mr. Giacalone has over 30 years of combined experience in both the electronic security and wholesale monitoring industries. Mr. Giacalone is currently the Chairman of the Central Station Alarm Association’s Audio Verification Standards Committee and the Security Industry Association’s Two Way Audio Verification Standards Committee. He is also a frequent guest speaker at the International Security Conference. Mr. Giacalone was also the Chief Operating Officer of Criticom International/King Central-Monital.
“I am very excited to announce that we have hired Peter,” said Dennis Raefield, Chief Executive Officer and President of Mace. “Peter is well-known in the security industry and is a great addition to Mace’s management team. Our wholesale central monitoring station is established with loyal customers and has great customer service. We are confident that Peter will be able to spearhead more aggressive growth in our central station, and develop a unique commercial dealer program that will allow us to cross-sell our monitoring services and surveillance products to all of our customers.
“The addition of a Security Services Division, and the acquisition of a wholesale monitoring platform continues our strategy to re-invigorate and expand our offerings and commitment to the security market,” Mr. Raefield concluded.