Protection 1 Appoints Rick Speidell Regional Vice President for its Northern Region

Speidell has more than 20 years’ Experience in the Security Industry

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Protection 1, the premier full-service business and home security
company in the U.S., today announced that it has hired Rick Speidell to
serve as its Regional Vice President, North. Speidell will report to
Donald Young, Protection 1’s Chief Information and Operating Officer.

”Rick has spent more than 20 years in the security industry between his
time with Stanley Security, ADT and Honeywell,” said Young. “He has held
various positions ranging from sales to operations to leadership roles,
focusing his time on growing a profitable business while building
long-term relationships with his customers.”

Prior to joining Protection 1, Speidell most recently held the position
of vice president of government programs for Stanley Black and
Decker/Stanley CSS where he lead a team responsible for sales and
delivery nationwide. During his tenure in this role, sales to government
agencies grew by more than 400%. He also held District General Manager
positions for Stanley in Lorton, VA and Portland, OR; as well as
District Sales Manager in both Portland and McLean, VA. During his
career, he has been named Sales Manager of the Year and District General
Manager of the Year.

As regional vice president, Speidell will be responsible for the
operations of the branches within the North region from both a
residential and commercial perspective. He will also provide direction
and oversight to the various general managers in the region in order to
attain all financial and operational objectives.

”I have built my career on delivering profitable growth in every role I
have held,” stated Speidell. “I am a sales-minded leader with an
operational focus on delivery and building strong customer

About Protection 1

Protection 1, the premier full-service business and home security
company in the U.S., provides installation, maintenance, and monitoring
of single-family home security systems, business security systems and
multi-family security systems.

Protection 1 serves over 2 million customers and employs over 4,000
people in more than 90 office locations and five UL Certified monitoring
centers across the country. The company has a 97.3% customer
satisfaction rating and an A+ Better Business Bureau rating.

Protection 1 also offers network management services through its Network
Operations Center and is the only company in the security industry to
hold Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Express Partner Certification.

The company has been recognized by leading industry publications and
agencies for its commitment to its customers, the industry and the
communities it serves. For other Protection 1 news, visit


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