SDC Announces Hiring of Neal Drell as New Western Regional Sales Manager

After an extensive national search, SDC (Security Door Controls) selected door hardware and security industry sales veteran Neal Drell as their Western Regional Sales Manager, responsible for all major accounts, distributors and security and hardware representatives. Neal brings over 20+ years of door, frame, hardware and architectural sales experience on behalf of manufacturers, distributors and rep firms. In addition, he brings a wealth of construction specification experience, having been a past president of the San Diego chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).

“We’re very excited about the knowledge base and interdisciplinary expertise Neal brings to our sales channels,” stated Shane Geringer, SDC’s Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Strategic Development. “We see real synergy in connecting his door hardware and CSI experience with our reps and distributors in both the Door Hardware Industry and the Alarm/Electronic Security Industry.”

Because the security industry is finding increasing responsibility for the door, Neal will spearhead the integration of SDC’s product solutions, name and brand on the West coast.

"I've had responsibility for carrying the SDC line in the Southern California region in my past life on the rep side, and was always very impressed with their products and the company," Neal explained. "I believe I can move the needle by leveraging my CSI expertise into reps, distributors, dealers and integrators and show them how to better connect with the end-user customer and their requirements."

"I think that Neal brings a unique understanding of the whole door opening that will pay dividends for our brand adoption," Geringer continued. "And, he's proven he can support our customers and distributors and manage networks of independent rep organizations during the course of his career."

“It’s an exciting time to be in the security industry, especially now that I’m a part of a company like SDC with its great reputation, longevity and decades of innovation,” Neal continued. “I'm passionate about my total door opening approach and showing how electronic hardware, specifications and security solutions will expand everyone's market share. I’m very appreciative about the opportunity to help expand SDC's sales volume in one of the best territories and pleased to be a part of the team.”

Neal enjoys playing golf with his wife and pursuing a life-long interest in classic cars.

Featured

  • Maximizing Your Security Budget This Year

    Perimeter Security Standards for Multi-Site Businesses

    When you run or own a business that has multiple locations, it is important to set clear perimeter security standards. By doing this, it allows you to assess and mitigate any potential threats or risks at each site or location efficiently and effectively. Read Now

  • ISC West 2024 is a Rousing Success

    The 2024 ISC West security tradeshow marked a pivotal moment in the industry, showcasing cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions to address evolving security challenges. Exhibitors left the event with a profound sense of satisfaction, as they witnessed a high level of engagement from attendees and forged valuable connections with potential clients and partners. Read Now

    • Industry Events
    • ISC West
  • Live From ISC West: Day 2

    What a great show ISC West 2024 has been so far. The second day on Thursday was as busy or even more hectic than the first. Remember to keep tabs on our Live From ISC West page for news and updates from the show floor at the Sands Expo, because there’s more news coming out than anyone could be expected to keep track of. Read Now

    • Industry Events
    • ISC West
  • A Unique Perspective on ISC West 2024

    Navigating a tradeshow post-knee surgery can be quite the endeavor, but utilizing an electric scooter adds an interesting twist to the experience. While it may initially feel like a limitation, it actually provides a unique perspective on traversing through the bustling crowds and expansive exhibition halls. Read Now

    • Industry Events
    • ISC West

Featured Cybersecurity

New Products

  • Unified VMS

    AxxonSoft introduces version 2.0 of the Axxon One VMS. The new release features integrations with various physical security systems, making Axxon One a unified VMS. Other enhancements include new AI video analytics and intelligent search functions, hardened cybersecurity, usability and performance improvements, and expanded cloud capabilities 3

  • EasyGate SPT and SPD

    EasyGate SPT SPD

    Security solutions do not have to be ordinary, let alone unattractive. Having renewed their best-selling speed gates, Cominfo has once again demonstrated their Art of Security philosophy in practice — and confirmed their position as an industry-leading manufacturers of premium speed gates and turnstiles. 3

  • HD2055 Modular Barricade

    Delta Scientific’s electric HD2055 modular shallow foundation barricade is tested to ASTM M50/P1 with negative penetration from the vehicle upon impact. With a shallow foundation of only 24 inches, the HD2055 can be installed without worrying about buried power lines and other below grade obstructions. The modular make-up of the barrier also allows you to cover wider roadways by adding additional modules to the system. The HD2055 boasts an Emergency Fast Operation of 1.5 seconds giving the guard ample time to deploy under a high threat situation. 3