ESA Installs Charles “Dom” D’Ascoli as New President

Posted: Jun 28, 2010
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ESA Installs Charles "Dom" D'Ascoli as New President
2010 Election Results Announced at ESX

Irving Texas (June 29, 2010) "“ The Electronic Security Association (ESA) announced the results of the 2010 Executive Committee elections, installing Charles "Dom" D'Ascoli as the 2010 - 2012 ESA president and four new officers during the annual membership meeting at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) on June 16. 

D'Ascoli, president, Smoky Mountain Systems Inc, Franklin, N.C., served from 2004 "“ 2009 as vice president and then served 2009 "“ 2010 as vice president/president elect. His involvement with ESA includes serving as a North Carolina board member representative from 2001 - 2004 and as chair of the Standards and Elections committees. On the state level, D'Ascoli served from 1997 "“ 2006 as a North Carolina board member, twice as president in 2001 and 2005, and also served on the Georgia board as secretary in 1995 and 1996.

"ESA has meant so much to me and done so much to help my business. Being president gives me the opportunity to give back to the industry and the association. I hope to support the industry and other businesses in the same way that I've been supported," said D'Ascoli.

The four newly-elected officers are:

  • Mike Horgan - Vice President, two-year term
  • John Knox - Vice President, one-year term
  • Marshall Marinace - Vice President, two-year term
  • Bill Cooper "“ Secretary, two-year term

Mike Horgan, owner, H&S Protection Systems Inc, Stevens Point, Wisc., was elected to a two-year term as vice president.  John Knox, president/co-owner, Life & Property Security Systems Inc, Knoxville, Tenn.,was elected for a two-year term as vice president and Marshall Marinace, president, Marshall Alarm Systems, Yorktown, N.Y., was reelected to a two-year term as vice president. Bill Cooper, Industry Liaison Manager for ADT, was elected for a two-year term as secretary. 

"Officers are guardians of the reputation as well as the property of the association and play vital roles in its preservation and progress. It is their obligation to act for and on behalf of the association and to maintain and adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct," said Pittsburgh Fire Chief Darryl Jones, who swore in the new members.

The new terms begin on July 1, 2010. Current president, Michael A. Miller, will continue to serve on the Executive Committee for two years as Immediate Past President.


Formerly the NBFAA, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) is the largest and longest established trade association representing the electronic life safety and security industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. In cooperation with an alliance of chapter associations, ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. ESA may be reached at (888) 447-1689 or on the Web at www.ESAweb.org.

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