TBFAA Names United Central Control’s Sonny Sampson as ‘Person of the Year’

The Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Association has named United Central Control's Sonny Sampson as the 2017 Person of the Year.

The Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Association honored United Central Control National Account Executive Vernon “Sonny” Sampson last week with the Person of the Year award at the 2017 TBFAA annual convention and trade show. This is the second year in a row that the TBFAA has named a UCC employee Person of the Year: In 2016, Joe Carr was the award recipient. 

“I never thought my name would be on such a distinguished list of TBFAA members,” said Sampson, who has worked in the security industry since 1974 and has been with UCC for seven years. “Over the years, I have gotten to know many security and alarm dealers across the country and I consider all of them my friends. I’m truly blessed to be in a great industry and to serve and work with such great people.”

The TBFAA is a non-profit organization comprised of professional security and fire alarm companies that operate in Texas. The group has established itself as an effective voice for alarm users; helps create safety and security standards for the alarm process as-a-whole; and works in conjunction with the National Electronic Security Alliance to achieve false alarm reduction, training, and consumer education.

Each year the current TBFAA president, executive director and past winners select a member as TBFAA Person of the Year. The honoree is recognized during an awards ceremony held in conjunction with the annual conference which this year was hosted at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery.

“We're as passionate about developing high-performing, highly-trained employees that are as dedicated to success as we are about alarm monitoring and supporting our dealers," said UCC President Teresa Gonzalez. "We're proud to have Sonny on our team. He exemplifies what we admire most in our employees and we commend him on this achievement.”

Mark Matlock, UCC Vice President of Marketing and Sales, said Sampson is most deserving of the recognition.

“This was a long overdue and very well deserved award. Sonny embodies the attributes of integrity and service to his fellow man,” said Matlock. “He is a distinguished veteran of the United States Army and, quite simply, he’s just one of the best people I know. UCC is proud to have him on our sales team and we are very proud of his accomplishments.”

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