Siemens has been a significant supporter of SIA initiatives, and continues to augment that support with Rich’s commitment to join the SIA Board. We are honored to have this respected leader serve in this important role on behalf of the industry.
Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) August 14, 2014
The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently announced the appointment of Rich Cillessen, vice president of enterprise security at Siemens Industry Inc., to its Board of Directors.
As vice president of the enterprise security business line, Cillessen is a senior executive with a proven track record of building businesses and delivering outstanding results, during a career spanning more than 15 years in both the domestic and International market. Since 2013, he has led the strategy, vision and sales for Siemens Enterprise Security business. He is responsible for strategic account management for key security clients.
“SIA is pleased to welcome Rich Cillessen to its Board of Directors,” said SIA Chairman John Stroia, chief operating officer, The Will-Burt Company. “Siemens has been a significant supporter of SIA initiatives, and continues to augment that support with Rich’s commitment to join the SIA Board. We are honored to have this respected leader serve in this important role on behalf of the industry.”
“I’ve been in the security industry for my entire career, and I’m very pleased to have this opportunity to serve as an advocate and educator for security companies and their clients,” Cillessen said. “I look forward to joining the world-class board of SIA as we collaborate for the benefit of all security companies.”
Previously at Siemens, Cillessen was an area manager responsible for strategic and operational leadership of P&L for a 130-employee, $55M+ portfolio of services specializing in building automation, sustainability and renewable energy programs, life safety and security systems. After initially joining the company in 2000, Cillessen has diversified his experience to include delivering on projects for major global players. He was responsible for all aspects of business for Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. Previously, Cillessen worked for ADT as a commercial sales representative, a national account manager and a commercial sales manager.
Cillessen earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Kansas State University.
About the Security Industry Association
The Security Industry Association (SIA) (http://www.securityindustry.org) is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers, with more than 500 innovative member companies representing more than 300,000 security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, and owner of the Securing New Ground® conference, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities.