Industry Mourns Passing of Frank DeFina
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Jul 27, 2015
It is with a heavy heart in the sudden passing of Frank DeFina, a highly-respected and regarded security industry professional.
DeFina was known for his keen understanding of security solutions, particularly the IP networked camera portfolio. He was also much beloved by the industry trade press for his forthcoming personality and willingness to share all that he enjoyed in the industry.
Making a name for himself as a key security executive, DeFina had just joined Hikvision in May as the senior director of strategic sales. He had been vice president of sales at Samsung Techwin, and executive vice president and sales and marketing at SightLogix. DeFina also served at Panasonic for 26 years, holding several positions such as president and COO.
“It is with deep regret that I inform you that Frank DeFina passed away over the weekend,” said Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA and Canada. “Each of us not only grieves at the passing of a tremendous individual but also for the loss his family suffers. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family members.”
DeFina was a member of the executive board of the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the International Biometrics Industry Association (IBIA).
The cause of his death and DeFina’s age were not immediately known.
The staff and executive team at Security Products magazine and Security Today (online) mourn the painful loss of Frank DeFina, but also acknowledge his many achievements throughout the years.
Ralph C. Jensen is the Publisher of Security Today magazine.