CARMEL, Ind. (Nov. 16, 2016) – Allegion Senior Vice President and President of the Americas Tim Eckersley was honored with the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award at The Security Industry Association (SIA) Honors Night during ISC East in New York.
Eckersley has been a consistent advocate for SIA’s school security initiatives and for increasing industry collaboration with the K-12 school community. He has played an important and ongoing role in SIA’s government relations efforts to secure federal funding and legislation for security enhancements in K-12 schools. In this role, he has provided support to the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) and the National School Boards Association, in addition to moderating a lunch briefing about school safety on Capitol Hill. Eckersley also plays an active role with the Secure Schools Alliance, which was founded by Allegion in 2015 and works in partnership with SIA to lead the national conversation about school safety and security.
“It’s an honor to receive the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award and to work with SIA to create safer schools,” Eckersley said. “As security professionals, we must collaborate with educators, government officials, law enforcement and parents to protect our nation’s children to the best of our ability.” (Watch his acceptance speech.)
A 25-year veteran in high growth technology industries, Eckersley is now responsible for leading Allegion’s Americas-based business, which employs more than 5,500 people across Canada, Latin America and the United States, and accounts for $1.5 billion in revenue. The Americas organization is responsible for several of Allegion’s core brands, including Schlage®, Von Duprin® and LCN®.
"Tim Eckersley has helped drive SIA's collaboration with the K-12 school community and promote best practices and government policies that will keep classrooms safe for learning. His passion for working with elected officials and industry organizations toward this end is exemplary. SIA is proud to recognize him with the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award," said SIA Chairman Denis Hebert.
The Hauhn Award is presented each year to an individual within an SIA member company who has worked to foster partnerships across the industry. The award is named in honor of Jay Haun, the previous SIA chairman who supported collaboration among trade associations and increasing member interests.
Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a global pioneer in safety and security, with leading brands like CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®, Schlage®, SimonsVoss® and Von Duprin®. Focusing on security around the door and adjacent areas, Allegion produces a range of solutions for homes, businesses, schools and other institutions. Allegion is a $2 billion company, with products sold in almost 130 countries. For more, visit www.allegion.com.
Ashley Ahern-Blanton, Allegion
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