Bosch Names New President of Security Systems Division

Fairport, New York - The Board of Directors of Bosch Security Systems, a full-line manufacturer of high-quality security systems and components, announces that Shamus Hurley will assume the position of President, effective October 1, 2005. Hurley replaces Peter Ribinski, Bosch Security System's president since 2001, who has been promoted to serve on the board of Bosch's Power Tools division in Germany.

In his new role, Hurley will report to the Chairman of Bosch's worldwide Security Business and will be responsible for the Security Systems' legal entity in North America reporting to the Robert Bosch North America Board. In addition to his current responsibilities overseeing the sales and marketing operations for the Americas region, Hurley will also have the direct responsibility for all customer care functions in the Americas region.

Uwe Glock, Chairman of Bosch's global Security Business, stated, "During his three year tenure with Bosch, Shamus has been instrumental in successfully transitioning three brands under the Bosch banner and the Americas region has almost tripled in size under his leadership." Glock also commented that Hurley's clear understanding of Bosch's customer needs in the Americas region make him well suited to lead the organization to new levels of market growth in the coming years.

Hurley joined the company in 2002 as Vice President of Sales for North America and, in 2003, was promoted to his current position as Vice President of the Americas region. During his career with Bosch, Hurley has played an integral role during several transitions and acquisitions.

Hurley has been in the fire and security industry for the past 16 years. He held various sales, marketing, and operations management positions with the former Protection Services division of Honeywell International both in Canada and the US as well as management positions with Honeywell's Building Services and Automation Control Division.

Hurley holds undergraduate degrees in Engineering Sciences from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Bachelor of Science specializing in Physics and Marketing from Concordia University. He brings a well rounded, inter-continental, and global perspective to the company, drawing on his experience running businesses in the distribution, dealer, and manufacturing domains in the security industry in Canada, the US, and Latin America.