SecuritySpecifiers.com™ was established in 2010 by Ray Coulombe, a security industry veteran, to address the need for the physical security industry to more effectively engage with the specifier community. This engagement requires that the specifier community be identifiable and reachable by suppliers of security equipment and services; by those who implement designed systems; and by owners, end-users and architects. It also means that specifiers have the ability to access the information and people that contribute to solid system design. SecuritySpecifiers.com™ facilitates this process by providing a comprehensive searchable data base of security specifiers, access to suppliers’ A&E specifications, and a forum for information and interaction.
Advisory Board - Member Emeritus
Elliot A. Boxerbaum, MA, CPP, CSC, is the founder and president of Security Risk Management Consultants, Inc., an independent security consulting organization providing security vulnerability assessment, master planning, design development, technical specification, and project and program management support services to a wide range of clients throughout the United States and abroad. Elliot, a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA, has a professional background of more than 25 years in security management. He holds the Certified Protection Professional designation from ASIS International and serves on the ASIS Healthcare Security Council. He is past president of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC), from which he holds a Certified Security Consultant designation.
Advisory Board - Security Industry Consultants
Ray Bernard, PSP, CHS-III is the president and principal consultant for Ray Bernard Consulting Services (RBCS), a firm that provides security management and technology consulting services for public and private facilities (www.go-rbcs.com). Ray has provided pivotal strategic and technical advice in the security industry for over 23 years, and was named one of Security's Top 10 Movers and Shakers in 2006. Ray is an active member of the Physical Security and IT Security Councils of ASIS International (www.assisonline.org). Ray is the Convergence Editor as well as a columnist and feature writer for Security Technology Executive magazine, and is also a member of the Subject Matter Expert Faculty of the Security Executive Council (www.SecurityExecutiveCouncil.com).
CPP, is CEO of Security By Design, Inc. (www.sbd.us), a security consulting firm
whose services include vulnerability analyses, feasibility studies, training programs, and designs
for the integration of systems for physical security, fire, and data center failure mode monitoring.
Lorna spent thirteen years with Chevron Corporation where she gained experience in the design
and specification of software, quality assurance, control procedures, and physical security issues
in the areas of credit, accounting, lock-box banking, credit card processing, data processing and
public relations. Lorna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, University of California, Irvine and
has been active within the security industry since 1974, earning the CPP certification in 1986.
R. J. Hope,
CPP, CPS, ABCP, is Department Manager – Global Security Services for Burns & McDonnell, responsible for providing leadership and expert counsel in all areas of Physical Security for public and private sector organizations. RJ is a sought after speaker for topics such as Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, force protection, and physical security. He develops all encompassing security strategies for clients, including developing policy, processes, procedures, security awareness programs, and security teams, and is a subject matter expert in the design, delivery, training and operation of Security Operations Centers. RJ has years of experience in conducting vulnerability assessments and developing policies, standards, and guidelines to mitigate risks; in overall security operations; and, in analyzing and recommending video surveillance, access control, and intrusion detection systems. RJ is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Thomas L. Norman, CPP, PSP, CSC is an internationally acclaimed security and anti-terrorism consultant with offices in Houston, TX, Beirut, Lebanon and Doha, Qatar. Tom’s vast project list includes Oil/Gas, Transportation (Air, Marine, Rail and Road), Finance, Corporate, Judicial, Detention and many other fields. He has authored "Integrated Security Systems Design" (Butterworth/Heinenmann) and "Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasure Selection" (CRC Press) and co-authored Security Planning and Design (American Institute of Architects - Wylie Press). Tom’s forthcoming books include: “Security ROI - Mission Oriented Security Management”, “Security Door Hardware”, and the “Security Cyclopedia”.
Dan O'Neill is a Senior Vice President with TSG Solutions, which acquired Applied Risk Management (ARM), of which he was the Founder, President and CEO. TSG provides global risk management and security engineering services. He is co-author of Security Design for Sustainable Buildings and Campuses and The Handbook for Campus Threat Assessment & Management Teams. He has been the Principal in Charge of over 100 security consulting engagements including multiple large scale projects in the university, airport, biotech, military, government, financial, healthcare and manufacturing industries. Dan is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and was a former Captain in the US Army, where he was an honor graduate of the US Army Ranger School and recipient of the Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award.
Dan Proctor, Ross & Baruzzini Vice President, Technology Solutions, specializes in
developing large enterprise Situational Awareness solutions for the Transportation,
Government and Commercial Security markets. With more than 30 years in the global
security industry, he has extensive experience optimizing security solutions to meet the
needs of the operational users. He is the author of Ross & Baruzzini’s Critical Operations
Domain Awareness (CODA) consulting methodology/practice. Dan was formerly
Director of Operations for the Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Solutions in
New York City. He also served as the Transportation Security Solutions Manager for the
Intergraph Corporation and was the Director of the EDS, Inc. Maritime
Security Solutions Business Unit. Dan is a Commander, United States Navy Retired, and
was a Naval Intelligence and Force Protection Officer for over 20 Years.
Advisory Board - Industry Executives
Phil Aronson is President and CEO of Aronson Security Group, known as one of the premier integrators of enterprise security solutions. Over the past 25+ years, Phil’s vision for the future of the security industry has taken ASG from regional integrator to one of the top 25 security solution providers in the United States and he continues to lead the industry to new heights. Partnering with other industry leaders such as the Security Executive Council, PSA Network and Fortune 1000 Security executives, ASG is at the forefront of the next generation security movement with initiatives such as The Great ConversationTM, the ASG Security Summit & Expo and ASG’s Professional Services Group. As ASG’s presence grows worldwide, Phil’s relentless insistence on best-in-class standards and persistent innovation is helping the security industry redefine the performance and value of security.
Bill Bozeman, CPP, CHS, President and CEO at PSA Security Network, has over 30 years of experience in the security systems integration business and a successful track record in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments. He has had ownership over that period in Delta Audio - Visual Security, Dictograph Alarm Systems, Tri Parish Security, Delta Countermeasures (TSCM), and Integrator Support LLC. Mr. Bozeman currently serves as chairman of Integrator Support and Director for SureView Systems, the Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Sales & Integration, and Home MD. In 2005, he was inducted into the Security Integration Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement award that recognizes those individuals whose distinguished careers have helped shape the electronic security industry.
John DeGeorge BSEE, CPP, was formerly Principal and Vice President of Consulting for Ducibella, Venter & Santore (DVS) and Managing Director for Global Technical Security at NYSE Euronext. He became the Director of Security & Life Safety at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in 2002, where he directed the upgrade of all security and life safety systems. Following the merger of NYSE and Euronext, he performed vulnerability/threat assessments and security system evaluations at sites throughout Europe, resulting in security system globalization, and assumed responsibility for two new data centers incorporating leading edge security technology. John has over twenty five years of experience in the security industry, encompassing consulting, engineering, sales & marketing management, and integration company ownership.
was appointed Chief Executive Officer for the Security Industry
Association (SIA) on November 1, 2011. SIA represents more than 400
manufacturers, integrators, dealers, and specifiers of electronic physical
security solutions. Erickson previously served as director of government
relations for SIA since February 2006. During this time, he worked closely
with SIA's leadership to build a robust government relations program for
association members and serve as SIA's chief advocate before Congress and
other government agencies. Prior to joining SIA, Erickson served as manager
of legislative affairs for Alcatel and legislative director for the
Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications
Companies (OPASTCO). He spent six years on the senior legislative staff of
U.S. Sen. Rod Grams (R-Minn.), where he facilitated the enactment of
legislation pertaining to telecommunications and technology policy.
James E. Henry is Executive Vice President of Henry Bros. Electronics, Inc (HBE), a division of Kratos Security and Defense Solutions (KTOS), headquartered in San Diego, CA. Jim’s title of EVP was assumed on December 15, 2010 with the consummation of the merger of HBE into KTOS. From November, 2001 through December 15, 2010, Jim was Chairman and CEO of HBE, headquartered in Fair Lawn, NJ. HBE was founded as an electronic repair shop in 1950, where Jim first worked as an installer, and, then as a systems engineer and designer. After a sale and repurchase, Jim took HBE public in 2001 and expanded the company footprint, with national scope and offices in seven states, as well as three subsidiaries. HBE provides products and services to customers in the public and private sectors nationwide, including transit authorities, seaports, airports, universities, office-buildings, hospitals and airlines.
Jeffrey Woodward is the Senior Manager of Global Environmental, Health, Safety and Security for Panduit Corporation. With over 20 years of experience within the security industry, Jeff progressed through the Panduit organization beginning with the position of midnight security officer in 1991. For the past 12 years, he has designed or managed all security and life safety system projects within Panduit, including technology upgrades at many sites globally to consolidate security operations. Jeff was the project owner of the new state of the art security system and combined Unified Operations Center (Network & Security Operations) at Panduit's World Headquarters, for which he and Panduit were recognized by Security Technology Executive Magazine as first runner up for the security innovation award of 2010.
Ray Coulombe is the founder and Managing Director of SecuritySpecifiers.comTM. He has extensive experience with start-up and early stage growth companies, including his own consulting firm, Gilwell Technology Services. Formerly, Ray was COO and co-founder of SyPixx Networks, acquired in 2006 by Cisco, and was responsible for providing critical transition assistance into Cisco’s Physical Security Business Unit. Ray also played a significant role in the development of several other early-stage companies in the security industry including IFS and Fiber Options. He has further experience with 3M, Emerson Electric Company, and the United States Air Force. Ray is actively involved with community organizations such as the American Red Cross, where he serves as a member of the Connecticut Chapter Board of Directors and participates in its Executive and Leadership Committees. He holds a BSEE from Cornell University, a Masters degree in Management from MIT and a Master’s degree Information Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.