NAPERVILLE, Ill.—Tony Byerly, president of Stanley CSS North America and United Kingdom, is leaving the company, according to an internal announcement this week, Security Systems News has learned. Byerly will be replaced by Martin Schnurr, who is currently president of Stanley Hydraulic Tools.
ORLANDO, Fla.—There was plenty of news being made at ASIS 2011, which took place at the Orange County Convention Center Sept. 19-21. Below are some editor round-ups from ventured out onto the show floor to collect news and other goings-on.
EDMONTON, Alberta—In a deal that will give Stanley CSS a major residential security footprint in Canada, Stanley Canada Corporation, a subsidiary of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Microtec Security Systems, headquartered here, for $61.6 million ($59.7 million Canadian).
The deal includes close to 80,000 accounts, two UL-Canada listed central stations, five offices, 200 employees and many dealers, said Fred Fong, CEO and president of First National AlarmCap Income Fund, owner of Microtec.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden—Securitas has extended the time frame for its offer to buy Niscayah from July 18 to August 12, but—despite rumors to the contrary—it will not raise its $907 million bid, Gisela Lindstrand, senior vice president corporate communications and public affairs told Security Systems News on July 6.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn.—Stanley Black & Decker, parent company of Stanley CSS, announced today that it made a $1.2 billion all-cash bid for commercial security integrator and monitoring company Niscayah. The bid is supported by the Niscayah board of directors, which announced today that it unanimously recommends that shareholders accept the public offer.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden—Is it strange that guarding giant Securitas, which divested itself of its systems integration business (Securitas Systems, now Niscayah) five years ago, this week made a bid to buy that very same business back?