NBFAA elects new president

The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) announced the results of the 2008 Executive Committee elections and swore in new officers during the association’s general membership meeting held in conjunction with the Electronic Security Expo (ESX). The new terms begin July 1.

Mike Miller, vice president and co-owner of Moon Security Services Inc, Pasco, Wash., was sworn in as president. An industry executive for more than 30 years, Miller’s involvement with NBFAA includes past chair and/or co-chair of the Public Relations, False Alarm, Budget, and Investment Committees. Miller served NBFAA as treasurer of the association from 2000 through 2001 and from 2005 through June, 2007 and is the 2005 recipient of the NBFAA Sarah E. Jackson Memorial Award. His industry involvement at the state level includes serving as president and past president of the Washington Burglar and Fire Alarm Association. Miller served one year in his role as vice president/president elect.

"My first goal as the 38th president of the NBFAA is to ensure that our legacy continues and that we mentor new leaders and work with our chapters to help our members prosper and grow. I am following some great men and women and I am particularly indebted to George Gunning. I have some big shoes to fill following all that he has done. He has set the bar high – as have so many of our leaders – and I look forward to working hard during the next two years to continue that standard of excellence and servant leadership," said incoming President Miller.

He added this challenge to all NBFAA members: "I challenge all members of the association – indeed all in our industry – to continue moving forward, knowing that what we do DOES make a difference in the lives of so many of our fellow citizens. We work alongside our public safety partners to protect and to serve. Let’s never forget that."

John Knox, president/co-owner, Life & Property Security Systems Inc, Knoxville, Tenn.was reelected for a 2-year term as secretary. Charles “Dom” D’Ascoli, president, Smoky Mountain Systems Inc, Franklin, N.C. and Marshall Marinace, president, Marshall Alarm Systems, Yorktown, N.Y., were both reelected to two-year terms as vice president.

Mike Horgan, owner, H&S Protection Systems Inc, Stevens Point, Wisc, was elected to a first one-year term as vice president.