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Key Management Changes Signal Continued Growth at Tri-Ed

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, April 15, 2014

TRI-ED Distribution continues to evolve as a world-class distributor and is pleased to announce several exciting management changes and promotions.

Mark Ingram is joining TRI-ED as vice president of U.S. sales. An industry veteran over the past several decades, Ingram has carved out a long and very successful career in the security industry. Most recently, he served as director of U.S. sales for FST21. Prior to that, he worked as manager of strategic distribution sales for Pelco by Schneider Electric and as president of Visonic Americas. Ingram had previously held several senior sales positions at ADI, where he worked as a VP in various capacities for nearly 20 years.

TRI-ED President and CEO Pat Comunale is also pleased to announce the following internal promotions:

James Rothstein, executive vice president, has been promoted to chief marketing officer (CMO). James is an integral part of the organization and among the management team that acquired the business in 2005. He has 25 years of experience, including several executive management positions within the security industry. In his new role as CMO, he will focus on supplier relationships and strategic marketing.

Mirza Chughtai, vice president of information technology, has been promoted to chief information officer (CIO). Chughtai joined TRI-ED in 2013 and brought more than 15 years of technology industry leadership and management experience to his role with the company. Before joining TRI-ED, he served in senior IT management positions at Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW), a leading electronic components and computer products distributor, and at Qimonda North America Corp.

Gary Perlin, director of CCTV products, has been promoted to vice president of strategic sourcing. With nearly 30 years of CCTV experience, Perlin has held various senior roles in the industry and, prior to joining TRI-ED in 2010, served as VP of Video Product Management for a leading industry manufacturer where he developed and directed their line of CCTV products. Among his new responsibilities will be video product management and overseeing the cable and datacomm product category.

"I am extremely pleased to announce these key management changes which will continue to propel TRI-ED’s evolution as a as a world-class distributor," says Pat Comunale, TRI-ED president and CEO. "I am so proud of the entire TRI-ED team. I extend my congratulation to James, Mirza and Gary on their promotions as well as a warm welcome to Mark Ingram. His deep knowledge of the industry will also well serve our customers and staff."

As North America’s largest independent security distributor, TRI-ED provides state-of-the-art solutions from the industry’s leading manufacturers of CCTV, IP Video, access control, fire, intrusion, sound, communications, structured cabling, and home automation products. With more than 60 locations across the U.S. and Canada, TRI-ED offers personal customer service, technical systems support, flexible credit terms, next day shipping, ongoing training programs and the industry's richest rewards program. For more information, please visit



Mark Ingram, vice president of U.S. sales for TRI-ED

TRI-ED Chief Marketing Officer James Rothstein
Mirza Chughtai, TRI-ED chief information officer (CIO)
Gary Perlin, vice president of strategic sourcing for TRI-ED

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