NJESA Celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a Gala Dinner Honoring its Pioneers

By: New Jersey Electronic Security Association
MARLBORO, N.J. - Oct. 22, 2019 - PRLog -- The New Jersey Electronic Security Association (NJESA) celebrated the 50th anniversary with a gala dinner on October 5, 2019 at Caesars Palace in Atlantic City, paying tribute to the "Pioneers of the NJ Security Industry,"

Fifty years ago, three visionaries from the alarm industry. Joseph Cioffi Jr, John Belleque and William C. Pollock formed the New Jersey Alarm Association as it was then called in Decmber 1969. Joseph Cioffi Jr., from Bergen Protective Systems, served as first president.

Current NJESA president Christine Marzano welcomed guests. "As we celebrate our association's remarkable milestone, we are thrilled that you can share with us our rich history and pay tribute to our distinguished group of Pioneers."

She also added, "I want to express my gratitude for our devoted founders. These leaders laid a foundation for us to build upon, making the NJESA the special association that it is today."

Joseph F. Cioffi III then provided a brief history along with a preview of upcoming changes and new opportunities for the association.

Mike Revness, the association attorney, presented the awards. The first category was The Founders Award. Both John Belleque and William C. Pollock received the award posthumously. Joseph Cioffi, Jr. received his award and shared a few words and memories to a standing ovation.

The Outstanding Service Award was presented to: John Drucker, The DiCristina Group; Jerry Duffy, NJ Spectrum; Ken Gould, Ken Gould Consulting; Casey Guagenti; Daniel Jacquish, APS Corp.; Greg Kimball, Protective Services Group; Ted Leventhal, Marktek;

Christine Marzano, Kidde/Edwards; Chris Mosley, Complete Security; Charlie Okun, CharlesOkun and Associates; Peter Raymond, PF Raymond; Michael Revness, Kurtz & Revness; Bob Shoremount, Strandberg Solutions; Lew Walters, Affiliated Monitoring; and Jeff Zwirn, IDS Research and Development.

The Legacy Award for Active Association Participation was given to: Bob Chartrand, Chartrand Associates; Lisa Chartrand, Chartrand Associates; John Luzzo, Merchant Alarm; Robert Shipman, B-Safe; and COPS Monitoring.

Recognition for Distinguished New Jersey Security Industry Achievement, was presented to: Robert Bitton, Supreme Security Systems; Cindy Duffy, NJ Spectrum; Richard Gould, Certified Protection; Don Maden, COPS Monitoring; Jim McMullen, COPS Monitoring; George Mosley, Complete Security Systems; and Pat Tobin, DMP

Governor Philip Murphy sent a letter of congratulations and "applauded NJESA´s professionalism and dedication to the safety and security of our Garden State residents, businesses and government entities."

The NJ Legislature provided a joint resolution congratulating the NJESA upon its fiftieth anniversary.

"The last 50 years have given us plenty of reasons to celebrate," added Marzano. "The NJESA has played a large role in the defining moments of the security industry and we are proud of our achievements. We are looking forward to the next 50 years!"

Visit https://www.nj-esa.org.

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