Lancaster-based Select Security has altered its executive management lineup, moving Steve Firestone to president.
Former President Patrick Egan now serves as CEO for both Select Security and its sister company, Security Partners, which is also based in Lancaster and does wholesale monitoring. The changes were effective Jan. 1.
According to the company, Firestone came on board in 2012 as executive vice president of sales and marketing and led several transformative initiatives, including the implementation of a centralized customer care organization, a full-time technical training program and sales force automation. He will now be in charge of running the company’s daily operations.
“I’ve been waiting for the right time to make this move with Steve,” said Egan, who founded Select Security. “With all of the positive changes he has made since coming on board, it only makes sense that he be the person who takes over this type of leadership role. And now I am able focus full-time on my passion of creating growth for Select Security and Security Partners by seeking out additional acquisitions and other strategic investments and partnerships.”
Select Security describes itself as one of the largest privately owned electronic security systems providers in the U.S., and Security Partners made two major acquisitions in the past six months.
According to the company, prior to joining Select Security Firestone was instrumental in leading growth and transformation initiatives at several national corporations, as well as providing business and marketing plans through his consultancy, The Firestone Group. Companies including Office Depot, American Express, Nokia, T-Mobile and several leading financial institutions have benefited from his executive experience, a news release said, and his past positions include chief marketing officer and executive vice president for Entergy Security Corp. and chief operating officer at Commonwealth Security, Egan’s first company.
Egan founded Commonwealth Security in 1971. He is a founding member of the Pennsylvania Burglar and Fire Alarm Association and the Security Network of America, and a past president of the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (now known as the Electronic Security Association).