Diversified adds Lifrieri to board
SADDLE BROOK, N.J. - Diversified Security Solutions Inc., a systems integrator based here, has a new face on the company's board of directors.
On Oct. 28, Executive Vice President Sal Lifrieri, who joined the company in August,Ã‚Â was elected to the board during theÃ‚Â annual shareholders meeting.
"Sal's management skills andÃ‚Â knowledge of the security systems business will be a valuable asset to our board of directors," said James Henry, Diversified Security Solutions chairman and chief executive officer. "Sal is joining the board at a time when the company is broadening the horizons of its security systems integration business by offering crisis management services through its technical services division."
"I think it's an excellent opportunity and I'm really excited about it," said Lifrieri.
"To be involved (with the board of directors) when the company is about to experience a tremendous amount of growth is a phenomenal opportunity."
Lifrieri, who retired from the New York City Police Department in early 2001, brings a valuable law enforcement background to the board of directors, Henry said.
"His (police) perspective is a dimension we did not have on the board," Henry said. "Sal has got tremendous knowledge of law enforcement."
In addition to his 20 years with the NYPD, Lifrieri also served as director of security and intelligence operations for the New York City Office of Emergency Management.
He was also a member of New York City's Municipal Security Section, where he served as head of the Protective Operations Unit, which is charged with protecting the mayor, his family, and other city officials.
In addition, Lifrieri currently serves as a board member of the National Conference on Homeland Security.
Lifrieri said the Homeland Security board is a non-profit, bi-partisan organization which helps provide equipment to first responders in emergency situations. "(The Homeland Security board is) just doing a lot of great work," he said.
Henry said he was pleased at Lifrieri's election to the board, and thinks he will make a strong contribution to the company's future.
"He's creative, he thinks out of the box," said Henry. "He's a very well-rounded package. I think the world of him."