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Hirschy Led dormakaba Electronic Locks to Unprecedented N. American Market Share

MONTREAL, December 19, 2017 – dormakaba, one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions, announced its Vice President of Sales Kerry Hirschy will retire on December 31, 2017.

Hirschy is completing a stellar 31 year career in the electronic door lock industry.
His leadership as a hotel lock sales executive resulted in dormakaba’s strong market share position in N. America. Hirschy’s successor will be Dale Mathias. dormakaba manufactures the Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks and provides installation and service for its systems.

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SVP Global Business Owner, dormakaba Lodging Systems Alastair Cush said,
“Kerry’s professionalism and leadership have guided dormakaba’s success and shaped how we do business. I have personally benefited from his mentorship, experience and honesty. Many of us in the industry feel the same. He will be greatly missed.”  

Kerry’s career in the electronic lock industry is unprecedented having led sales teams as a senior manager for three decades through two corporate acquisitions.

Hirschy began his career in the hotel industry as vice president sales with Safemark Systems in 1986. He left Safemark in 1988 and quickly assumed the VP sales role with Computerized Security Systems. In 2006 the former Kaba acquired Computerized Security Systems. Hirschy successfully orchestrated the merger of the competing Saflok and Ilco sales teams.

During Hirschy’s watch Kaba realized exponential growth and market leadership.
He has been a valuable member of the dormakaba management team in North America and has developed a strong sales organization that will help his successor continue dormakaba’s success.

“dormakaba has a great team and I am fortunate to be part of it,” said Hirschy.
“My axiom is, ‘If you hire people who are better than you, you cannot do anything but succeed.’ The hospitality market is expanding and Dale Mathias is the perfect person to take over dormakaba North American Lodging sales leadership. “I want to take this opportunity to thank the dormakaba organization for its commitment to excellence and innovation.” 

About dormakaba

dormakaba is one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions. With strong brands such as Dorma and Kaba in our portfolio, we are a single source for products, solutions, and services related to doors and secure access to buildings and rooms.  With around 16,000 employees and numerous cooperation partners, we are active in over 130 countries. dormakaba is headquartered in Rümlang (Zurich/Switzerland) and generates an annual turnover of over CHF 2 billion.
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