Sonitrol elects new dealers president
Sonitrol Corporation recently announced its dealers’ association’s newly elected officers at the Sonitrol National Dealers Association (SNDA) Annual Convention and Awards Banquet in Fort Worth, TX. The 2014 SNDA Convention celebrated Sonitrol’s 50th year and was attended by over 400 Sonitrol personnel from throughout North America.
The 2014 SNDA Officers are: Jeremy Bates, President (Lexington, KY), Joey Rao-Russell, Vice President (Fresno, CA), Leo Wanstreet, Treasurer (Detroit, MI), and Chip Shiver, Secretary (Cincinnati, OH).
As the newly elected SNDA President, Jeremy Bates spoke about the company’s 50-year history of excellence, as well as the company’s vision for the future.
“It’s an honor to have been chosen by the SNDA as their new President,” said Bates. “On behalf of the entire Sonitrol family, I’d like to thank outgoing President Chuck Harrelson (Raleigh, NC) for the exceptional job he’s done over the past year.
“As we look back and celebrate Sonitrol’s first 50 years and all that we’ve built, I can’t help but to eagerly look ahead to the future of our company. As verification plays an increasingly larger role in the electronic security landscape, Sonitrol will continue to redefine excellence within our industry.”
Sonitrol, founded in Anderson, Ind. in 1964, is acknowledged as the originator of verified electronic security, after founder Robert Baxter and Anderson Police Chief Al Cronk adapted the acoustic devices from Baxter’s pest extermination company to detect to human intruders.
This year, as the company celebrates 50 years dedicated to verified security solutions, Sonitrol personnel took time during the conference to reflect on the company’s rich history and record of success, which includes assisting police officers throughout North America in more apprehensions of intruders than any other security company. Sonitrol has assisted in over 170,000 since 1977, when the company began recording apprehension statistics.