Stanley Security Solutions, Inc., a division of The Stanley Works and a provider of access and security solutions, announced that its president, Justin Boswell, has been appointed to the Security Industry Association's (SIA) 2005 Board of Directors.
The appointment, which is made by an SIA selection committee, was formalized in a vote on Nov. 5 and is effective immediately. As its newest member, Boswell joins a select group of security industry leaders, each of whom represents a broad spectrum of electronic security interests and experience.
With a collective goal of promoting growth, expansion and professionalism, the Security Industry Association is among the security industry's most well-known and respected trade associations. SIA serves as a comprehensive industry resource, providing assistance, support and educational programs for its members that cover all aspects of security. Boswell will play an integral role in guiding the overall direction of the association as well as developing policy and best practices.
Boswell joined The Stanley Works as President of its then $100 million Access Technologies' automatic doors business in 2000, after a 10-year career with the General Electric Company. Under his leadership, the Access Technologies business added national service capability, developed a direct-to-customer model and focused heavily on technology and innovation. These strategies have allowed the automatic doors business to double in size and quadruple in profitability.
More recently, Mr. Boswell has been instrumental in Stanley's entry into the security business through the acquisition and integration of Best Access Systems, Blick plc and Frisco Bay Industries. As a result of these acquisitions and organic growth, Stanley Security Solutions has emerged as a $700 million business. Boswell is a member of Stanley's Corporate Executive Council and holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Texas and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
John F. Lundgren, chairman and chief executive officer of The Stanley Works, commented: "We are pleased that the Security Industry Association has selected Justin Boswell to represent Stanley in this important capacity. Justin has quickly established himself as a leading security executive and very much deserves this recognition by his security peers. He has much to contribute and will be a valued member of that organization."
"We are extremely delighted to have Mr. Boswell as one of SIA's newest board members," said Joe Grillo, president of Security Industry Association. "His industry experience and expertise will be a great benefit to the Board of Directors and to the members of SIA in the months and years ahead."