Joe Colon brings valuable multi-location sales and management experience to Protection 1 as Vice President of National Accounts
LAWRENCE, Kan., Aug. 2, 2010 – Protection 1, the second-largest electronic security company in the United States, announced today that Joe Colon, who has 18 years of experience in electronic security sales and operations, has been named the company’s new vice president of national accounts.
Colon comes to Protection 1 from ADT Security Services, where he spent nearly two decades overseeing the sales growth of national account clients, who have specific needs related to monitoring multiple sites with centralized management. He most recently served as director of national accounts for the Southeast region with ADT, and will continue to oversee national accounts in his new role with Protection 1 at the vice president level.
During his tenure at ADT, Colon’s aptitude for sales and customer service led to multiple fast-tracked promotions. Early in his career, Colon was recognized as the top sales rep in his division before being promoted to residential district sales manager. In that position, Colon led a 48th-ranked office to first place in sales. Colon’s peers awarded him the company’s General Manager Leadership Award.
“Joe brings invaluable sales experience, a clear understanding of the needs of national account clients and how to serve them,” Protection 1 senior vice president of sales Bob Dale said. “As Protection 1 begins to aggressively grow national accounts, his leadership and passion for customer delivery will be a tremendous asset for this company.”
Colon said, “I am absolutely thrilled about working with the Protection 1 team, which is comprised of first-class security industry leaders. These are truly talented people and I am confident in our ability to have a significant impact on the national account market.”
Colon lives in Jacksonville, Fla., with his wife of 18 years, Michelle, and their two children. An active member of his community, Colon volunteers for and is a leading supporter of The Hubbard House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence.
About Protection 1
Protection 1, the second-largest electronic security company in the United States, provides installation, maintenance, and monitoring of single-family home security systems, home automation, business security systems and multifamily security systems. The company’s relentless focus on customer service has resulted in the removal of their automated phone attendant, the introduction of the Tech Trackersm service and the ability to provide same-day service in most cases. Protection 1 is also the nation's largest provider of wholesale monitoring services, through its CMS division, and the leading provider of multifamily security systems installation, maintenance and monitoring through its Network Multifamily division. Protection 1, which serves over one million customers and employs more than 2,500 people in more than 60 locations across the country, has a 95% Customer Satisfaction rating and an A+ Better Business Bureau Rating. For more information about Protection 1, visit www.Protection1.com.
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