Mace Elects Michael E. Smith to the Board of Directors
Mace Security International Inc. has elected Michael E. Smith to the board of directors.
Smith is an independent consultant and the founder of Chesterbrook Growth Partners, which provides companies in the security, RFID, auto-identification and electronic components industries with strategic assessment and implementation advice for revenue and profit enhancement. Smith has developed and directed several organizations in advanced technologies worldwide.
Prior to Chesterbrook, Smith spent more than 14 years with Checkpoint Systems Inc., a developer and manufacturer of security systems including EAS, access control, RFID, CCTV, fire/burglary systems and label imprinting equipment. In Smith’s earlier years as senior vice president, he led worldwide marketing efforts and launched Checkpoint’s direct sales and operations activities in Europe. As executive vice president, he ran worldwide operations and also managed Checkpoint’s Security System Group and Access Control Product Group. Smith became president and CEO of Checkpoint in 2001. Through Smith’s tenure and leadership at Checkpoint over his 14 year career, revenues grew from $35 million to more than $650 million through a combination of internal growth and key acquisitions.
“As Mace continues its focus on being a pure security industry operation, we are excited to have Michael join our board of directors. His previous security industry experience and broad management skills add additional security bench strength to our team,” said Dennis Raefield, Mace’s president and CEO. “I have already benefited from great assistance and insight from Michael’s participation in the boardroom. We are excited about Michael’s continued contributions to Mace.”
Mace Security International Inc. is a manufacturer of personal defense and electronic surveillance products, marketed under the brand name Mace, and is the owner and operator of a wholesale central monitoring station.