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End Users '20 under 40' 2017—Tyson Johnson


Tyson Johnson, 34

Security systems project manager, Aurora Health Care


Integrators '20 under 40' 2017—Jay Stone


Jay Stone, 39

VP, Advanced Consumer Electronics

Advance, N.C.

Integrators '20 under 40' 2017—Steven Alter


Steven Alter, 32

Central station manager, Dynamark Monitoring

Hagerstown, Md.

Integrators '20 under 40' 2017—Ben Scott


Ben Scott, 39

SVP, East region, ADS Security

Nashville, Tenn.

Ben Scott, senior vice president of ADS Security’s East region, pointed to culture as a key determining factor in attracting new talent to the industry.

Meet SSN’s ‘20 under 40’ Integrator Class of 2017

Winners highlight the ability to help others and the benefits of including experience from outside of the security industry

YARMOUTH, Maine—Every year Security Systems News receives a great list of nominations for its “20 under 40” awards and we are proud to announce this year’s integrator winners.

Integrators '20 under 40' 2017—Justin Owen


Justin Owen, 39

President and owner, Owen Security Solutions

Calhoun, Ga.

Justin Owen is the president and second-generation owner of Owen Security Solutions. His father, Gary Owen, started the company in 1973.

Integrators '20 under 40' 2017—Nick McAmis


Nick McAmis, 39

President, CEO and owner, Sentry Security Solutions

Burleson, Texas

Nick McAmis, who founded Sentry Security Solutions in August 2013, has been in the industry for nearly 20 years.

Integrators '20 under 40' 2017—Michael Lavway


Michael Lavway, 33

Senior manager, Enterprise Security Risk Group, Aronson Security Group (ASG)

Renton, Wash.

Integrators '20 under 40' 2017—Gregory Keeling


Gregory Keeling, 38

VP, New York Security Solutions

Flushing, N.Y.

Gregory Keeling, who was with New York Security Solutions when it was founded in 2004, said that from day one the company has tried to do things its own way.

Integrators '20 under 40' 2017—Kristy Johnson


Kristy Johnson, 28

Senior account manager, Rapid Response Monitoring

Syracuse, N.Y.



SSN News Poll May 2018

Rave Mobile Safety recently released survey info on employees’ understanding and perception of their workplaces’ emergency plans. Active shooters have become a more prevalent concern for schools, businesses and other meeting areas. Can security companies be better involved with emergency management?