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TMA appoints ADT exec as new president


October 17, 2019
By SP&T Staff
SP&T Staff

The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced that Don Young will take over as its new president starting Oct. 17. He replaces outgoing president Ivan Spector who will serve a two-year term as immediate past president on the TMA executive committee.

Young, who is CIO and executive vice-president of operations at ADT, said in a statement, “It is a distinct honour to serve as TMA’s president. In some ways, I feel as though I’ve been preparing for this role for 30 years. As our industry faces new and rapidly emerging technologies, it is more important than ever to leverage the collective knowledge, expertise, and strength of TMA and its member companies to convey the importance of professional monitoring to consumers and first responders. It is also vital that we take an active leadership role in the development of new industry standards to provide a framework by which our businesses can most effectively protect life, property, and data for our customers.”

Young joined ADT in 2016 and has been part of the alarm industry since 1988. He also thanked outgoing president Spector for his service to TMA and the industry over his two-year term.

“As I begin this new part of my journey with TMA, I want to first and foremost recognize our outgoing president Ivan Spector for his strong and strategic leadership over the last two years. His contributions to the organization, its members, and the industry at large are quite substantial,” Young stated. “Amongst his many accomplishments, his work to further the adoption of TMA’s ASAP-to-PSAP program; advocate on behalf of members to NFPA; and, to establish TMA as the issuer of FirstNet certification are most notable. On behalf of a very grateful professional community, I express our deep appreciation to Ivan for his remarkable service.”