About the Authors

Silent Knight is proud to have a variety of industry and product specialists on board to blog and get the discussion going.

Staff Bloggers:
Brian Brownell joined Silent Knight as a Technical Trainer in 2011 and has worked within the fire alarm industry for 30 years.​

Richard Conner is the Director of Marketing for the SED Channel – Fire-Lite Alarms, Silent Knight, and Honeywell Power. Richard joined Honeywell in 2002 and has over 15 years of experience in the fire alarm industry in Marketing, Engineering, and Product Support positions. Richard is responsible for developing brand strategy and marketing programs for all brands.

Mark Indgjer is a Product Marketing Manager with Silent Knight.  Mark joined Silent Knight in 1988 and is responsible for new product development, product marketing and much more.  Mark is also NICET Level II certified.​

Dave Pakech is the Vice President of Sales for the SED Channel – Fire-Lite Alarms, Honeywell Power and Silent Knight. He joined Honeywell Fire Systems in 2008 and brings over 20 years of Security Industry experience to both brands.​

Elizabeth Richards is the Manager of Communications for the SED Channel – Fire-Lite Alarms, Honeywell Power, and Silent Knight. Liz joined Honeywell Fire Systems in 2003 and is responsible for the communications, collateral, messaging, and events for all three brands.

Bill Root is the Technical Support Supervisor for Silent Knight. Bill joined Silent Knight in 1988 and is responsible for managing applications and technical support across the Silent Knight product line. Bill is also NICET Level II certified.

Guest Bloggers:
Mathew Amerman founded Intelligrated Communications Inc. in 2011. With his combined 17 years in the industry, he has grown the company to be one of the most trusted Fire Alarm and Life Safety companies in Arizona.

Ken Gentile is a Product Manager for Honeywell Power & Fire-Lite Alarms. Using his more than 15 years of marketing and engineering experience, Ken’s primary focus lies in the development of new products.

Tom Hammerberg is Technical Director of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association. He has been in the alarm industry for 40 years and with AFAA for 21 years, serving as President/Executive Director from 2003-2014. Tom is NICET Level 4 certified in the field of Fire Alarm Systems and is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist. Tom represents AFAA on NFPA 3 and 4, the NFPA 72 Technical Correlating and Protected Premises Technical Committees, NFPA 90A and NFPA 101/5000 Building Services and Fire Protection Equipment and Fundamentals Technical Committees, the ICC Industry Advisory Committee, Life Safety Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the Codes, Standards & Technical Research Committee of the Center for Campus Fire Safety.

John Koehler has over 20 years experience leading teams on integrating new BIM and CAD platforms.  John’s experience includes large scale (structural) projects in the aerospace, nuclear, and military markets.  John is currently a CAD/BIM Specialist for Honeywell FSG Services where he currently sits on multiple construction coordination teams to ensure quality construction using BIM and 3D modeling techniques.  John has been instrumental in creating technical standards paving the way for the implementation of BIM both at Honeywell and throughout the fire alarm industry.

Bryan McLane is a 33 year veteran of the security and fire industry.  He is currently Vice President of National Training Center, the provider of “The Very Best in Training” to the security and fire industry.

Rebecca Peterson is the Product Marketing Manager for the AV business unit of System Sensor. Rebecca has been with System Sensor for 13 years and her primary focus is designing products that customers need and want.​

Richard Roberts is Industry Affairs Manager at Honeywell Fire Safety with over 30 years in the fire alarm and carbon monoxide market. His experience spans the installation, sales, and product development of code-compliant products and systems. Currently, Mr. Roberts is a member of eight NFPA Technical Committees and he serves on the Board of Directors for the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) and Chair of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Smoke & CO Committee and Building Codes Committee.

Loren Schreiber has been with Silent Knight for 27 years and currently holds the position of Farenhyt Program Product Marketing Manager.  Loren’s primary focus is new product development in the ESD Channel of Silent Knight.

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