Five Questions: Greg Peninger

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Greg Peninger was recently hired as Dynamark Security Centers’ director of sales for the southern region of the United States, which covers from Texas to Florida. Peninger’s role will cover account management as well as growing within the territory. He is based outside of Austin, Texas. Peninger has been in the industry for more than 20 years and has owned his own security and home automation company. In late January, Security Systems News asked him five questions.

Are you married, do you have kids?

I’m married and I’ve got three boys. I’ve been married for just over 25 years.

Are you originally from the Austin area?

I grew up … just outside of Dallas. I’ve lived in Austin since about ’98, with the exception of a couple of years [when] I was back in Dallas.

What do you like about where you live now?

It’s a really unique place. Texas is a big state, and from Austin you’re able to access, really, all four regions of Texas relatively easily. So, you can go South, into the missions and the historic part of Texas. To the West, you get into the Texas hill country. You go North, up into the plains and the rolling hills. East, you get into the Piney Woods of Texas. Within about an hour, hour-and-a-half drive in any direction you get to experience all different aspects of Texas.

What are some of your hobbies or interests?

I enjoy the outdoors. I like camping and hiking. I used to play a lot of golf; I haven’t played much golf lately. [I like] virtually anything outdoors.

What would you say you like most about the industry?

I like the stability; it’s a very stable industry. … I also like what we do, the fact that we get to participate in protecting lives and property and a number of other things. As technology continues to grow and expand in our industry, we’re finding new ways to interact with our customers, through apps and smart home technology or home automation technology. There’s really a number of different subfields, outside of just security, that you can go in and have a long and interesting career like I have.