Orange, CA , July 5th, 2011 – Mesa Safe, a leading Residential and Commercial Fire and Depository Safe company located in the United States, announced today that security industry veteran Derrick Allison has been named National Sales Manager for North America.
Allison, who brings to Mesa Safe more than 20 years of industry experience, began in the Security, Access Control and Fire Life Safety business in the late 80’s as a security sales representative for ASSA Abloy in Chicago, IL. He has gained a breadth of experience in such roles as sales representative, Business Unit Leader, Regional Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and VP of Sales primarily with Best Lock Corporation, ASSA Abloy, Stanley Security Solutions and most recently with Corporate Safe Specialists.
“Derrick brings to Mesa a wealth of sales knowledge and management experience,” said Mesa Safe President George Vicente. “We are proud to have him as part of the Mesa Safe family and look forward to his contributions as part of our leadership team.”
“I’m excited to join a company whose main priority is customer satisfaction,” said Allison. “Consistent year-over-year productivity and goal achievement is realized through focus on strategic daily activities and the drive to meet all of our customer’s expectations. With over 20 years in this business, there is already a great deal of experience and knowledge to build on, but what stands out most about Mesa Safe is their strong customer relationships and their outstanding team effort approach to delivering results and to bringing innovation to the marketplace. I couldn’t be more excited to be part of this growing organization and to adding my resources in helping them seize the opportunities that exists within the greater North America marketplace.”
May 10th, 2011 - Day 1 at the National Hardware Show was a huge success! We were very excited to meet everyone who attended the first day, and also our booth neighbors. The different products we saw from all the different manufacturers and companies were spectacular and innovative. It is definitely a pleasure to be a part of the biggest hardware show in the country and have the opportunity each year to share our new products.
The National Hardware Show opened up with a huge commencement and even featured the Las Vegas High School Marching Band. Ourbooth is setup in the Hardware Tools section that features safety, security and locks. The first day we had a great turn out. Many visitors came to our booth to check out our new product line.
Our Plastic Vs. Steel campaign has been a huge hit. We saw a lot of heads turning towards our Plastic Vs. Steel video, many couldn’t believe what they saw. They were surprised with how easy it is to break into a plastic safe compared to a steel safe.
The video demonstration wasn’t the only thing turning heads. We also got a lot of interest on our new hitch safe. They loved how it was portable and durable enough for the outdoors. The extra hitch attachment feature was just icing on the cake.
We’re definitely looking forward to Day 2 of the NHS hardware show. We’ll keep you updated on what’s going on, and what we’ve been up to throughout the show. You can follow us through Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/mesasafecompany) with any updates. If you happen to be at the show, our booth number is #7425. Come visit us and say hi!
Las Vegas, N.V. (May 2010) – Mesa Safe Company, the leader in residential and commercial safes, showcased their U.L. Class 350 – 1 Hour Rated Fire and Water Resistant Safes at the 2010 Hardware Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, May 4-6, 2010. To thousands of exhibitors, attendees, and industry professionals, Mesa Safe Company proved their commitment to highest quality products at the lowest possible prices.
“After years of seeing what was available to the general public in fire safes, I knew we needed to do something different, something that really is secure,” said George Vicente, founder of Mesa Safes. “We needed to combine fire resistance with more than just basic lock security. Our safe had to offer fire protection, be a deterrent to theft, and be made of steel construction inside and out. Water resistance is a must so it was added. We did it not just because customers demanded it, but because we know they deserve it.”
According to President and CEO of Mesa Safe George Vicente, who was in attendance at the show, "This year has been better than ever. We had an enormous turnout, and the buyers that stopped by were serious buyers. We not only got new accounts, but many of them were unexpected international accounts. Mesa Safe can expect a very positive 2009-2010."
With the economy in a down slope it’s no wonder why customers are flocking toward Mesa Safe. “People want to protect their cash and belongings, and are no longer putting their trust in bank safety deposit boxes," explained Regional Sales Manager Devin Rohrbacker. "People want to be 100% positive that their items will be safe and locked away, and that’s why they are putting their trust in our safes."
Mesa Safe prides itself on safes made to commercial standards that are sold through retail establishments, allowing an everyday person to purchase a commercial grade product. "Mesa Safe has been a leader in commercial and residential safes since the early 1980s, and continues to raise the bar and educate the world on home and commercial security," Rohrbacker said. The company's motto “Better Mesa Safe Than Sorry,” has never been truer.
For more information on Mesa Safe and their product lines, visit their Web site at www.mesasafe.com.