COPS Monitoring adds industry veteran Joe Parisi to management team

Nov. 14, 2018
Parisi appointed as company’s director of project management

WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ – November 9, 2018:  COPS Monitoring, the largest provider of wholesale professional alarm services in North America, announced today the addition of Joe Parisi to its leadership team as Director of Project Management. Parisi brings over 20 years of alarm industry experience to COPS and will play a key role on the company’s management team by leading technological projects related to COPS’ award-winning network of UL listed monitoring stations.

This newly created Director position was designed specifically for Parisi to capitalize on his particular skill sets in Project Management and Technological areas. Key areas include facilities, alarm receiving equipment, and telephone system infrastructure. Parisi will also oversee the COPS technical support team that is designed to support COPS’ alarm dealer customers in troubleshooting communications related to signal transmissions. Parisi will also spearhead large-scale initiatives such as facility expansions/updates, infrastructure upgrades, and other special projects, including the imminent launch of COPS’ Mobile Personal Emergency Response System (M-PERS) division.

The last two years have been very dynamic for us,” stated Jim McMullen, President and COO of COPS. “As a result of our sustained growth, we believe it’s best to narrow the areas of responsibility of executives to ensure we maintain high quality support and throughput from their respective departments.”  McMullen explained further that the restructuring strengthens further its management team as it “adds depth to the bench”. Parisi is one of three competent and focused leaders in COPS’ technical department who help position COPS and its customers for the future.

“My career in the United States Marine Corps has been the foundation of my technical and leadership skills that have been instrumental behind my successful 20-year career in the security industry,” stated Parisi. “My extensive electronics training in avionics lead to an electrical engineering degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. I joined Radionics [now Bosch] after graduation as a Research and Development Engineer. I was fortunate to be a part of the team of engineers who developed the state-of-the art D6600 central station receiver utilized by today’s leading monitoring companies”.

After his time with Radionics, Parisi shifted his focus of expertise to wholesale monitoring where he integrated new technology, trained operations personnel and field support, and converted central stations onto a single platform. Parisi also gained a valuable understanding of the industry by working directly with thousands of security companies.

Inspired by the importance and complexity of our industry, Parisi was driven to volunteer with the Electronic Security Association to help protect and shape the future of security. “I had the pleasure of leading the New Jersey Chapter as President of the New Jersey Electronic Security Association (NJESA), now one of the largest chapters in the country” stated Parisi. As NJESA president, the national ESA recognized Parisi as 2013 Chapter President of the Year at the Leadership Awards. “I am excited about this opportunity with COPS. They are laser-focused on being the best at what they do, and I look forward to working with the many great alarm companies who choose COPS as their monitoring provider.”