The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected Pat Comunale, a longtime contributor to the security industry and former president of global security solutions at Anixter, as the 2018 recipient of the George R. Lippert Memorial Award.
SIA says the award is presented annually to a distinguished individual for long-term, selfless service to the security industry and to SIA. It will be presented to Comunale during SIA Honors Night on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in New York City.
Comunale is a retired security industry veteran and former member of the SIA Board of Directors, and the former CEO and president for Tri-Ed Distribution, an Anixter company. SIA says he has over 25 years of experience in the security industry and has held senior-level leadership roles in both manufacturing and distribution.
“I’m extremely honored to be receiving this year’s Lippert Award,” said Comunale, in a prepared statement. “As I look at past winners, I feel privileged to be in their company.”
SIA Chairman of the Board Scott Schafer said the following in a statement, “SIA is pleased to honor Pat Comunale for his many valuable contributions to the security industry through his work at ADI, Tri-Ed and Anixter. He actively promoted technology and vendor-to-distributor partnerships. Pat’s leadership with systems integrators and dealers of all sizes aided their ability to build strong businesses that delivered important security solutions to end users globally.”