For Immediate Release
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.
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.
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