SOURCE: Sonitrol

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May 07, 2014 10:40 ET

Sonitrol Elects New National Dealers Association President and Officers

FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwired - May 07, 2014) - Sonitrol Corporation (Sonitrol), the leading provider of verified electronic security for homes, schools and businesses, 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. 

"As much as this year's agenda at the convention was business, as usual, it was a little bit different, a little more special," said Bill McNabney, Founder of Sonitrol University. McNabney was also honored as Sonitrol's first ever, and longest-tenured employee. He went on to say, "We were all able to recognize our history, our achievements and our company as a whole and we've come a long way over the last 50 years as a network, and as a team. And I'm extremely proud to see the direction in which we're heading for the next 50."

About Sonitrol

Sonitrol Verified Electronic Security provides businesses with a single source of integrated, state-of-the-art security solutions for intrusion, video, access and fire, all backed with professional monitoring by experienced, trained personnel. Sonitrol's ability to verify an intrusion in real time offers unrivaled credibility with local law enforcement, and is a key advantage, as a growing number of municipalities pass Verified Response regulations requiring verification that an intrusion is actually taking place before police dispatch personnel to the site. Sonitrol has the best apprehension rate in the industry, at over 169,000, and the fewest dispatches for false alarms. Sonitrol offers integrated components to customize a solution that can expand easily with the growth of customers' needs. Sonitrol's trusted technology and responsive service provides peace of mind and a measure of quality that is unmatched in the industry.

Sonitrol is available throughout the United States, Canada and the UK.

For more information, please call 1-877-SONITROL, or visit www.Sonitrol.com.

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