SDC Announces New Glass Door Initiative Spearheaded by Industry Veteran

In response to increased demand from the Glass Industry for access & egress door control solutions, SDC has tapped its Central Regional Sales Manager, Mary Hester, a 17-year glass industry veteran, to lead a new initiative for easing the adoption and practical application of electrified hardware to glass doors.

“Since Mary came on board at the end of 2016, we’ve been working on programs to leverage her extensive knowledge and experience in the glass industry for the benefit of glass and glazing professionals and organizations,” said Shane Geringer, SDC’s President and CEO. “This segment has unique needs and a desire to tap in on the tremendous growth potential for electrified hardware, access controls, and compliance solutions specific to their markets and customers,”

“I can’t count how many times in the last few years I’ve been told that my friends in the glass business have wondered what I’ve been up to,” said Mary Hester. “Although I’ve been here the whole time, we’re now ready to integrate a whole set of SDC product solutions and training that demonstrate the incredible opportunities to design or retrofit electrified hardware.”

To that end, Mary is overseeing the assembling of SDC’s many code compliant, electrified hardware products – door operators, exit devices, access controls and locking devices – into complete electronic system solutions for glass doors. Besides originating comprehensive training modules, Mary has worked extensively with SDC’s product and marketing personnel to ensure glass professionals will have the information, benefits and installation details they need to be proficient, efficient and cost-effective in selling electrified hardware and solutions.

“Look for our specific Glass Door Solutions initiative sometime in the 2nd quarter of 2019, on the website and in our marketing. This market has been clamoring for more electrified hardware applications and SDC happens to be a great fit. I’m very excited about what we’re bringing to market.” Mary concluded. 

 

Proud to Annually Sponsor the VC Science Fair!

The Science and Technology students of the future need our sponsorship!

With categories from Animal Sciences to Physics, the science fair is designed to promote, encourage, showcase and reward the achievements of our students in the various fields of science.

By developing skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, students are laying the groundwork for their future success.

Spreading the excitement of science is a cooperative education effort. Without the help and support of our sponsors, volunteers, parents, and teachers, this worthwhile event would not be such a great success. On behalf of my office and the Science Fair, I thank you for your participation and hard work, and look forward to a fun, successful, and educational event.

The Science Fair brings together students, teachers, and scientists from around the county to: Develop in students an awareness of the importance of science in their lives and to cultivate students’ interest in science; Support students’ acquisition of scientific knowledge and research skills; Extend and reinforce the Science Content Standards for California Public Schools; Recognize and reward outstanding achievement in science; and Motivate students to undertake and complete scientific inquiries in their special areas of interest.

Each year thousands of Ventura County student’s, in grades 6-12, complete science research projects at their schools, and nearly 1,000 of those students earn the right to compete at the Ventura County Science Fair. Approximately 75 of our top students are invited to the State Science Fair to compete with their peers from across California where many of our past students have placed in the top three for their category and some have been awarded Project of the Year. Approximately 275 science, engineering, and industry professionals from throughout Ventura County volunteer their time to serve as judges for the Science Fair.

 

For more information and to sponsor visit https://www.vcoe.org/ScienceFair

SDC Promotes Shane Geringer to CEO/President

For Immediate Release

December 3, 2018

CAMARILLO, CA – December, 2018 –SDC has promoted Shane Geringer to lead it into the next chapter of their storied history of growth, invention and independence in the electronic door security and access control industry.

He represents the third generation of his family to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer at SDC.

Shane began working in production at SDC in 1988, and learned about the hardware and security business by advancing through a series of positions from sales engineer to VP of Sales, to his current responsibility as CEO and President.

“It’s been an incredible journey so far, and I look forward to the future,” said Shane. “Imagine how blessed I am to have learned the business from the ground up under the tutelage of my grandfather Art, and my father Dave. They instilled in me a work ethic, pride and responsibility not only to our family and employees, but to all our customers and stakeholders who have partnered with and supported us since our founding in 1972.”

Over the last few years, Shane has accomplished a comprehensive re-organization of many SDC departments including Customer & Tech Support, Product Design and Marketing through team-building and strategic investments in people, assets and tools. Not only have these efforts significantly increased revenue year after year, they have included growth in margins as well – all while maintaining SDC’s industry reputation for innovation, quality and its customer-centric culture.

“The work we’ve undertaken is our way of preparing for the incredible opportunities we see on the horizon in our key markets and for how technology has changed the game,” he continued, “We’re committed to realizing our potential while keeping the essential core and culture that made us successful in the first place.”

Shane has also focused on corporate strategies to improve market-driven product design, new product roll-outs, and solutions development for specific customer segments and market niches. He insures these solutions address the latest trends and needs in the security industry, so the design team can incorporate them into future designs. He also coordinates programs for original equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers, and marketing/sales programs tailored to fit the individual requirements of each SDC business partner.

 

Through his financial acumen, SDC regularly puts available capital to work through outside investments to help fund its growth. Shane is a DHI member, has served on its Editorial Board (2009), and is an alumni of its Technical School (1992 – 1995). Dave Geringer now assumes the role of Chairman and continues to lead the R&D team as well as supervising manufacturing operations with a focus on process improvement, technology adoption and workforce training.

About SDC

SECURITY DOOR CONTROLS (SDC) develops, manufactures and markets mechanical door locks and exit devices, access controls, electronic locking devices for security systems worldwide – the lock behind the system. With the convergence of mechanical hardware and electronic access control, SDC provides a bridge from the edge of the network to edge devices for PoE-enabled and IP-based security. We use electrified mechanical door locks and exit devices, access controls and electronic locking devices to provide digital, mobile and electronic access control solutions.

As a U.S. manufacturer of premium grade access control hardware specified by security consultants for prominent facilities worldwide, SDC is a recipient of 24 SIA Awards and Recognition for innovative products. SDC has been providing intelligent solutions for Security, Safety & Accessibility to the Industry for over 40 years.

A leader in the innovation of products within the electronic security and architectural openings industries, SDC holds scores of patents and trademarks. SDC’s locking systems can be found in virtually any application where access control of a door is required; for example, Duke Power Nuclear plants, North Carolina; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Exxon, USA; Bank of America facilities, USA; Chase Manhattan Bank, USA; and many airports including JFK International; O’Hare, Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Edwards Air Force Base, California; Chek Lap KOK Airport, Hong Kong; Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia; and Saudi Arabia’s two largest airports located in Riyadh and Jeddah.

SDC brand products are channeled through security products wholesale distributors, systems integrators, contract and wholesale door hardware distributors providing product and technology solutions for Retail, Airports/Transportation, Health Care, Pharmaceutical, Commercial/Industrial Modifications and Retrofit.

SDC maintains a ShipQUICKTMInventory of over 150 finished products that can ship to distributors within 24 hours from either east coast or west coast SDC facilities. SDC provides an on-time delivery average of over 98% – as much as 99% for all product orders – a Five Full Year Warranty, and excellent technical, training and sales support. Design and assembly of SDC products takes place in their 24,000 square foot factory in Camarillo, CA, USA and is available worldwide.

www.sdcsecurity.com

Tel:(805) 494-0622 (800) 413-8783 USA Toll Free

                                                                                                                                                           

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SDC ANNOUNCES HIRING OF NEAL DRELL AS NEW WESTERN REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

SDC ANNOUNCES HIRING OF NEAL DRELL AS NEW WESTERN REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

CAMARILLO, CA – October, 2018 – After anextensive national search, SDC (Security Door Controls) selected door hardware and security industry sales veteran Neal Drell as their Western Regional Sales Manager, responsible for allmajor accounts, distributors and security and hardware representatives. Neal brings over 20+ years of door, frame, hardware and architectural sales experience on behalf of manufacturers, distributors and rep firms. In addition, he brings a wealth of construction specification experience, having been a past president of the San Diego chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).

“We’re very excited about the knowledge base and interdisciplinary expertise Neal brings to our sales channels,” stated Shane Geringer, SDC’s Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Strategic Development. “We see real synergy in connecting his door hardware and CSI experience with our reps and distributors in both the Door Hardware Industry and the Alarm/Electronic Security Industry.”

Because the security industry is finding increasing responsibility for the door, Neal will spearhead the integration of SDC’s product solutions, name and brand on the West coast.

“I’ve had responsibility for carrying the SDC line in the Southern California region in my past life on the rep side, and was always very impressed with their products and the company,” Neal explained. “I believe I can move the needle by leveraging my CSI expertise into reps, distributors, dealers and integrators and show them how to better connect with the end-user customer and their requirements.”

“I think that Neal brings a unique understanding of the whole door opening that will pay dividends for our brand adoption,” Geringer continued. “And, he’s proven he can support our customers and distributors and manage networks of independent rep organizations during the course of his career.”

“It’s an exciting time to be in the security industry, especially now that I’m a part of a company like SDC with its great reputation, longevity and decades of innovation,” Neal continued. “I’m passionate about my total door opening approach and showing how electronic hardware, specifications and security solutions will expand everyone’s market share. I’m very appreciative about the opportunity to help expand SDC’s sales volume in one of the best territories and pleased to be a part of the team.”

Neal enjoys playing golf with his wife and pursuing a life-long interest in classic cars.

He can be reached at:

Phone: (760) 578-6693
E-mail:neal@sdcsecurity.com

About SDC

SECURITY DOOR CONTROLS (SDC) develops, manufactures and markets mechanical door locks and exit devices, access controls, electronic locking devices for security systems worldwide – the lock behind the system. With the convergence of mechanical hardware and electronic access control, SDC provides a bridge from the edge of the network to edge devices for PoE-enabled and IP-based security. We use electrified mechanical door locks and exit devices, access controls and electronic locking devices to provide digital, mobile and electronic access control solutions.

As a U.S. manufacturer of premium grade access control hardware specified by security consultants for prominent facilities worldwide, SDC is a recipient of 24 SIA Awards and Recognition for innovative products. SDC has been providing intelligent solutions for Security, Safety & Accessibility to the Industry for over 40 years.

A leader in the innovation of products within the electronic security and architectural openings industries, SDC holds scores of patents and trademarks. SDC’s locking systems can be found in virtually any application where access control of a door is required; for example, Duke Power Nuclear plants, North Carolina; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Exxon, USA; Bank of America facilities, USA; Chase Manhattan Bank, USA; and many airports including JFK International; O’Hare, Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Edwards Air Force Base, California; Chek Lap KOK Airport, Hong Kong; Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia; and Saudi Arabia’s two largest airports located in Riyadh and Jeddah.

SDC brand products are channeled through security products wholesale distributors, systems integrators, contract and wholesale door hardware distributors providing product and technology solutions for Retail, Airports/Transportation, Health Care, Pharmaceutical, Commercial/Industrial Modifications and Retrofit.

SDC maintains a ShipQUICKTMInventory of over 150 finished products that can ship to distributors within 24 hours from either east coast or west coast SDC facilities. SDC provides an on-time delivery average of over 98% – as much as 99% for all product orders – a Five Full Year Warranty, and excellent technical, training and sales support. Design and assembly of SDC products takes place in their 24,000 square foot factory in Camarillo, CA, USA and is available worldwide.

www.sdcsecurity.com

Tel:(805) 494-0622 (800) 413-8783 USA Toll Free

                                                                                                                                                           

About Westlake Marketing Works

Westlake Marketing Works creates inspired communications reflecting the essence – the “why” of companies to reap marketing’s full potential. Specializing in Strategy, Branding and Design, WMW serves small and mid-size organizations with clarity and razor-focus to achieve better Sales and Marketing results. When needed, WMW engages an additional network of expert design, marketing, technology, business, green and specialist companies to deploy “the right team for the right action at the right time for the right outcome.”

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