The Sara E. Jackson Memorial Award, which honors the memory of the 1950-51 ESA President, recognizes an ESA committee chairperson who displays outstanding leadership. Each year, the winner is chosen by the ESA president, and the winner for 2012 is Bob McVeigh, vice president and general manager of Security Solutions Inc. in Norwalk, Conn, and chair of the ESA Industry Affairs Committee since 2008.
Bob’s role as a leader at ESA extends far beyond his position as chair of the Industry Affairs committee. He also serves as a knowledgeable industry spokesperson on a wide range of topics, and consistently provides insight not only to colleagues, but also to media representatives seeking to make sense of the latest industry news.
During more than 20 years in the industry, McVeigh’s career has covered everything from sales operations and marketing to full responsibility for operations. His volunteer work extends beyond ESA; for example, from 2008 to 2010, he served as president of the Connecticut Alarm and Systems Integrators Association (CASIA), which earned Chartered Chapter of the Year under his leadership in 2008.
"ESA is truly fortunate to have Bob McVeigh as a committee chairman, and as one of our most active and influential volunteers,” said ESA President Dom D’Ascoli. "He’s knowledgeable, he’s reliable, he cares about the association, and he stands for everything you could ask for from a volunteer at any level. Bob’s willing to give the most of his time and effort, and that makes ESA stronger as a whole.
The Sara E. Jackson Award is graciously sponsored by Honeywell, ESA’s exclusive Platinum Executive Strategic Partner.