Speaking to a crowd of 800+ at the opening session of the Nov. 7-11 Honeywell First Alert Professionals conference in Scottdale, Ariz., Honeywell Security and Custom Electronics president Ron Rothman shows exceedingly good taste in his choice of newspapers. Rothman was talking about Yvonne Hao's first one-on-one-interview in her new role as head of ADI North America, which appeared on the cover of our November issue.
As managing editor, Tess helps oversee editorial content and works on developing a rapport with industry leaders to report and write on industry news, concentrating on the fire and residential beats. She focuses on writing stories important to installers, integrators, manufacturers and distributors. Before joining Security Systems News in September 2010, Tess was a newspaper reporter in Maine for more than two decades. Most of that time, she worked for The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, and also was an occasional stringer for The New York Times. Tess has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a master’s in linguistics from the University of Michigan. She lives in Maine with her husband and a demanding cat.