Ken Kocher of Force Security Solutions Appointed To Join FAST Board Of Directors
Ken Kocher of Force Security Solutions has been selected by The Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST) to join the nine-member board of directors drawn from the membership of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) in developing and refining FAST’s strategic plan and identifying the foundation’s annual goals.
“It is a true honor and a privilege to be able to participate on the board and as a member of FAST,” said Kocher. “I am excited to also work alongside the leadership of ESA and SIA as we work together to promote careers in the physical security technology industry – an industry that I am passionate about and have been a part of for a very long time.”
Force Security Solutions is a managed security solution provider located in the Washington, D.C area and they provide proactive, high-tech, high-quality, integrated IP security products, installation, managed support service and monitoring for its commercial and government clients.
“We are honored to have Ken Kocher join the FAST Board,” said Paul Hevesy, chair of the FAST Board of Directors. “His leadership, experience and knowledge in the security industry over the last 20+ years will be a tremendous asset to our board. We look forward to Ken’s input and guidance as we continue our mission to connect passionate and innovate professionals with new opportunities across the security and life safety industry.”
Ken Kocher is the founder and president of Force Security Solutions as well as a retired police offer from Montgomery County, Maryland with over 40 years of combined experience in law enforcement, physical security and security consulting.
Before starting Force Security, he also worked in retail security, as well as with Science Application International Corp. (SAIC), one of the largest government contractors, where he was responsible for providing security risk assessments, consulting and recommendations for electronic security technology to state and federal government agencies for some of the most secure facilities in the in the United States and the world.
Kocher joins the existing board members in serving on the FAST Board of Directors:
- Chair: Paul Hevesy
- Vice Chair: Kerri Sutherland, human resources business partner, Axis Communications
- Treasurer: Keith Baird, senior director of sales, Resideo
- Secretary: Erin Mann, manager, Latch Canada
- Neil Atha, president, Atronic Alarms
- Michael Keen, vice president, commercial product and talent, ADT Commercial
- Brendan McFall, East Coast operations manager, Northland Controls
- Yaron Zussman, general manager, Magos America Inc.
FAST’s key efforts include outreach to schools, colleges and universities to increase awareness of the exciting and rewarding careers available in security; research on the industry’s workforce development needs and possible solutions; and continuing education resources to help those already in the industry stay current with rapidly emerging and evolving technologies.
The FAST website offers job seekers information about the security industry’s growth and unique position at the convergence of cutting-edge technology and a mission that matters, the types of roles available in the industry, what employers are looking for, leading certifications in physical security and cybersecurity and a jobs board featuring immediate opportunities in security technology and life safety.
FAST’s school and outreach programs, research and resources are funded by individual and organizational donations. Learn more and donate to FAST here. Learn more about getting involved with FAST activities on the Partner With FAST page.
FAST is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by ESA and SIA to promote careers in the physical security technology industry. FAST is dedicated to connecting passionate, innovative professionals with new opportunities in the electronic security and life safety industry. Through a partnership of the industry’s leading associations, ESA and SIA, FAST brings awareness to the career advancement opportunities within the fast-paced technology industry that serves to keep people, places and property safe.