|Vector Security COO Jeff Bates|
Vector Security, Inc., one of North America’s top electronic security companies, has expanded its executive team with the addition of Jeffrey M. Bates as chief operating officer.
Based in the company’s corporate services office in Warrendale, Pa., just outside of Pittsburgh, Bates is responsible for all branch functions as well as operational support.
He joins Vector Security from United Technologies, where he began as a regional operation manager in 2010 and was later promoted to manager of operations. Prior to that, he was director of operational excellence at Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies.
"We are extremely pleased to have Jeff on board as part of our executive leadership team,” said Pam Petrow, Vector Security president and CEO. "He brings a wealth of knowledge in the security and IT industries, as well as strong business and financial acumen. We look forward to his contributions as COO.”
Bates holds a BSBA in business management from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. He has also completed the Darden Executive Education Program in Strategic Leadership at the University of Virginia.