SIA’s new Hauhn Award honors collaboration

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Monday, November 25, 2013

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association announced the creation of a new award—the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award—in a Nov. 22 release.

Named in honor of the outgoing chairman of the SIA board, the award will honor recipients’ contributions to the electronic physical security and life safety industries made by fostering collaboration among trade associations.

“In addition to encouraging increased partnerships between industry organizations, the cornerstone of Hauhn’s tenure as SIA chairman has been the proactive outreach by SIA to end user and vertical market organizations,” said Don Erickson, CEO of the SIA.

The Hauhn Award will go to an individual working with an SIA member company who has worked to develop collaboration between the association and industry or end user organizations.

“Whether it is working with industry associations on shared issues facing our collective membership or working with vertical market associations to help our members meet end-user needs, there is tremendous value in breaking out of our silos, identifying common denominators and focusing on aligning our goals to achieve benefits for our members,” said Hauhn.

Hauhn is chief technology officer and vice president of industry relations at Tyco Integrated Security.