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
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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