president and owner of Security Specialists in Stamford, Conn., received the
Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year Award on June 26 during an awards dinner
at ESA’s 2012 Summer Conference in Nashville, Tenn.
Dan’s dedication to the security industry, his distinguished
performance for the advancement of the industry, his leadership roles on the
national and state levels, his work on committees, his influence in the
development of ESA’s National Training School (NTS), and his tireless support
of the association led to his selection as this year’s recipient.
Dan has been involved with ESA for more than 35 years. Early
on, he recognized the need for an industry training program and was
instrumental in the founding and formation of NTS, serving as an instructor
while working to develop the framework of NTS. In 1987, he won the Professional
Alarm Technician of the Year award.
Taking a leadership role in association activities resulted in a
well-deserved 2004 Sara E. Jackson award for his committee leadership including
member of the Education and Training Committee (1987-2002), vice chair of the
NTS Committee (1993-2003), and chair of the Election Committee (2001-2004).
Before there were ESA chartered
chapters, Dan served as the 1988 Region 2 vice president. He has served on the
national board of directors and has held officer positions in both the
Connecticut and New York alarm associations. In 2012, he was appointed to the
Security America Risk Retention Group (SARRG) board of directors as a Class C
"Dan has certainly paid his dues to our industry. His work on our
behalf has made a true difference in the security industry,” said John
Jennings, 1991 Morris F. Weinstock Award winner. "I have been honored to have
known Dan all of these years and I am certain that those that know him feel
exactly the same way.”
award recognizes outstanding individual achievement and continued efforts on
behalf of the association. It was first presented in first presented in
1970 to honor the lifetime work of the ESA co-founder and past president.
award is graciously sponsored by Interlogix, ESA’s exclusive Diamond Executive