PSA Security Network announces that access control executive Matt Barnette will assume the role of CEO upon the retirement of Bill Bozeman, who plans to leave the organization in 2021 after more than 20 years at the helm.
Barnette most recently served as VP of physical access control solutions for the North America business unit for HID Global and previously held the role of president at Mercury Security.
“We are thrilled Matt has accepted our offer to be PSA’s next CEO,” said board chairman Dan Budinoff in the PSA announcement.
“Finding a replacement for Bill was no easy feat, but after an extensive search, Matt’s reputation in the industry, unparalleled experience and leadership acumen proved to be the perfect combination to lead PSA into the future,” he said.
Barnette has more than 30 years of experience in management and executive roles in the physical security industry. He joined Mercury Security in June 2016.
After the sale of Mercury to HID Global in October 2017, Barnette maintained the operational responsibility for Mercury worldwide, in addition to leading the HID Government Solutions Business (PIV) and the HID Global Accounts organization.
“I’ve had the privilege of knowing Matt for many years and believe PSA is in very capable hands,” said Bozeman. “I am proud of all we have accomplished at PSA; the organization is in exceptional health and will continue to grow and prosper with Matt at the helm.”
More About Bill Bozeman
Bozeman has more than 40 years of experience in the security systems integration business and has been PSA’s CEO since 2000. He has won many industry awards including the Paul Marcus Award and is a member of the Security Integration Hall of Fame.
Bozeman was recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential Security Executives and received the George Lippert memorial award, recognizing outstanding contributions to the Security Industry Association (SIA).
“Bill leaves a tremendous legacy at PSA and I am honored to have been selected for this role,” said Barnette. “PSA’s mission is more important than ever for systems integrators and the company has been leading the way in cybersecurity, managed services and emerging technologies in our industry.”
PSA acquired USAV Group in May 2017 to bring security and AV integrators together.
“Bill’s vision to unify two low voltage disciplines has come full circle and we are now seeing AV and security crossover more than ever,” says Chris Salazar-Mangrum, VP of USAV.
“Bill helped position the PSA Network’s two divisions, USAV and PSA Security, as the standard for what consortiums, collaboration and expanded partner networks look like.
“We are looking forward to having Matt join the team and cultivate new relationships to help expand our global footprint even further,” he says.
Barnette began his security career in 1991 and has overseen sales, marketing, operations and corporate activities and initiatives during his tenure.
Prior to Mercury/HID, Barnette was president of AMAG Technology, a G4S company, and spent 12 years working in various roles within the organization.
Barnette starts at PSA on Jan. 1 and will work alongside Bozeman for a transitional period. Bozeman and Barnette will both be present at PSA TEC (May 3-6, 2021) to discuss the state of PSA and the security industry as a whole.
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