SIA Names James Marcella of Axis Communications as New Education Chair

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SIA Education@ISC West kicks off 2016 conference program on April 5 in Las Vegas

James Marcella

I’m excited to become a part of the effort to advance SIA Education even further, addressing critical education and training challenges for manufacturers, integrators, practitioners and others.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has appointed James Marcella, director of technical services for Axis Communications Inc., as the new chair of its Education and Training Committee.

In this new role, Mr. Marcella will advise and guide SIA’s education and training offerings for security professionals, shaping programs such as SIA Education@ISC. The latest edition of SIA Education@ISC launches this week at ISC West 2016. (Find a full list of continuing education sessions online at and sign up at the ISC West registration desk at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas!)

“The past year has been terrific for SIA Education@ISC as the ISC West and ISC East conference numbers have been breaking records,” said Mr. Marcella. “I’m excited to become a part of the effort to advance SIA Education even further, addressing critical education and training challenges for manufacturers, integrators, practitioners and others. I’d like to thank SIA, our partner organizations and member companies for this opportunity.”

“When I think of companies that really step up for the security industry, Axis Communications is one of the first that comes to my mind. Axis Communications has long been a stalwart supporter of the security industry, and James has been a great leader. We look to new heights for our SIA Education program under his leadership,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson.

Mr. Marcella is the director of technical services for Axis Communications. In this role, Mr. Marcella oversees technical support and industry associations for North American operations.

Mr. Marcella joined Axis in 1996 as a business development manager. In this position, he managed the company’s Application Developer Partner program for North America, finding best-of-breed software developers to create applications specifically for Axis’ network video products. He led the development of the Axis Communications Academy which has grown into a global education and certification program. Mr. Marcella later served as the government solutions manager and was responsible for developing the company’s authorized dealer channel and growing business in the federal market.

Mr. Marcella has represented Axis Communications at a number of high-profile events, including ISC West, ASIS and TechSec. He is an instructor for ASIS’ national education program and a member of the leadership team of the ASIS Physical Security Council. Mr. Marcella often contributes and is quoted in a variety of security and IT industry publications, including SDM, SD&I and

About the Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) ( is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers, with roughly 650 innovative member companies representing more than 400,000 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.

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