TMA Board and Staff

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TMA Executive Committee

Pamela Petrow
Vector Security, Inc.
Warrendale , PA
Term expires: 2017

First Vice President:
Ivan Spector
Alarme Sentinelle/Sentinel Alarm
Montreal, Quebec
Term expires: 2018

Graham Westphal
Bay Alarm Company
Pacheco, CA
Term expires: 2016

Don Young
Orlando, FL
Term expires: 2017

Acting Immediate Past President:

Robert R. Bean
Alert Alarm of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI

Special Advisors to the President:

Edward Bonifas
Alarm Detection Systems
Aurora, IL
CSAA Past President

Louis Fiore
Sparta, NJ
CSAA Past President

Shannon Woodman
Washington Alarm, Inc.
Seattle, WA
Term expires: 2017

Executive Director:
Jay Hauhn
Central Station Alarm Association
Vienna, VA

CSAA Legal Counsel:
Benjamin H. Dickens Jr., Esq.
Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy and Prendergast
Washington, DC

Other Members of the TMA Board of Directors
(In addition to Officers and Special Advisors listed above)
Directors Elected by the Regular Membership/Appointed by President:

Steve Butkovich
CPI Security Systems
Charlotte, NC
Term expires: 2018

Chester M. Donati
DMC Security Services, Inc.
Midlothian, IL
Term expires: 2017

Alan Gillmore IV
Gillmore Security Systems, Inc.
Cleveland, OH
Term expires: 2018

Teresa Gonzalez
United Central Control, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
Term expires: 2017

Morgan Hertel (Contract Monitoring Council)
Rapid Response Monitoring Services, Inc.
Syracuse, NY
Term expires: 2017

Nigel Spinks (Associate Liaison Committee)
Tyco Security Products
West Palm Beach, FL

Term expires: 2017

Joseph M. Miskulin (Proprietary Council)
State Farm Insurance
Bloomington, IL
Term expires: 2017

Stanley Oppenheim
DGA Security Systems, Inc.
New York , NY
Term expires: 2017

Steve Walker
Stanley Convergent Security Solutions
Minneapolis, MN
Term expires: 2017


Directors Appointed by ESA and SIA

Angela White
Central 1 Security
Brookfield, WI
Electronic Security Association (ESA) Representative

Security Industry Association (SIA) Representative

Ex Officio (Non-voting) Members of the Board

Robert Bitton
Supreme Security Systems, Inc.
Union, NJ
TMA Past President

Robert A. Bonifas
Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Aurora, IL
TMA Past President

David W. Carter
NetOne, Inc.
Southern Pines, NC
TMA Past President

Ronald D. LaFontaine
Lighthouse Point, FL
TMA Past President

Tom Lewin
Appropriate Data Communications, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
TMA Past President

Mel Mahler
ADS Security
TMA Past President

Richard L. Sampson
American Alarm & Communications, Inc.
Arlington, MA
TMA Past President

Ralph W. Sevinor
Wayne Alarm Systems, Inc.
Lynn, MA
TMA Past President

Bud Wulforst
Reno, NV
TMA Past President

TMA Past Presidents


  • Jay Hauhn
    Tyco Integrated Security


  • Robert Bean
    Alert Alarm of Hawaii


  • Edward Bonifas
    Alarm Detection Systems


  • Bud Wulforst
    A-1 Security


  • John A. Murphy*
    Vector Security


  • Richard L. Sampson
    American Alarm & Communications, Inc.


  • Mel Mahler
    ADS Security


  • Ralph W. Sevinor
    Wayne Alarm Systems, Inc.


  • Louis T. Fiore
    L. T. Fiore, Inc.


  • Ronald D. LaFontaine
    Security Systems, Inc.


  • David W. Carter
    Entergy Security, Inc.


  • Robert A. Bonifas
    Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.


  • Thomas F. Smith*
    Security, Inc.


  • Robert Bitton
    Supreme Security Systems, Inc.


  • Stanley C. Lott*
    Guardian Systems, Inc.


  • Joseph F. Duncan, Sr.
    National Guardian Corp.


  • John Mabry*
    American Alarm Co.


  • Richard M. Bugbee*
    ADT Co., Inc.


  • Richard Clark*
    Rhode Island Electric Protective


  • John Poile*
    Honeywell Protection Services


  • William Koch
    Certified Alarm & Signal Co.


  • Robert W. Shirley*
    Merchants Police Alarm Corp.


  • Emerson Booher
    Dayton Electronics


  • George A. Smith Jr.*
    Smith Detective Agency and Nightwatch Service Inc.


  • Tom Lewin
    Automatic Alarm Co.


  • Harold W. Gray Jr.*
    Pacific Fire Extinguisher Co.


  • Frank Guibert*
    Newark District Telegraph


  • Jim Flotron*
    Potter Electric Signal & Mfg. Co.


  • Robert W. Shirley*
    Merchants Police Alarm Corp.


  • Frank Guibert*
    Newark District Telegraph


  • George A. Smith, Jr.*
    Smith Detective Agency and Nightwatch Service, Inc.


  • Sid Stackler*
    Central Watch Service

* Deceased

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TMA Antitrust Policy Statement

The Monitoring Association (TMA) is a trade association of member companies in the private security alarm industry, which was incorporated in 1950 under the nonprofit corporation law of the state of Illinois. It is organized to promote the common interests of its members, and of the members of the private security alarm industry, when such interests do not conflict with the common good. TMA is not intended to become involved, and will not become involved, in the competitive business decisions of its member companies, nor will it take any action that would tend to restrain competition in the burglar and fire alarm equipment and supply industries.

Nevertheless, it is recognized by the Board of Directors of TMA that the association and its varied activities could be regarded by some as a forum or opportunity to promote anti-competitive conduct. For this reason, the Board of Directors has taken this occasion, through this statement of policy, to make clear its unequivocal support for the policy of competition served by the antitrust laws as well as its uncompromising intent to comply strictly in all respects with those laws.

In addition to the association’s firm commitment to the principle of competition served by the antitrust laws, the penalties that may be imposed upon both the association and its individual and corporate members involved in any violation of such laws are now so severe that good business judgment demands that every effort be made to avoid any such violation.

Certain violations of the Sherman Act, such as price-fixing, are felony crimes for which individuals may now be imprisoned for up to three (3) years or fined up to $100,000 or both, and corporations can be fined up to $1,000,000 for each offense. In addition, treble damage claims by private parties (including class actions) for antitrust violations are extremely expensive to litigate and can result in judgments of a magnitude that could destroy the association and seriously affect the financial interests of its individual members.

It shall be the responsibility of every member of TMA to be guided by TMA’s policy of strict compliance with the antitrust laws in TMA activities. It shall be the special responsibility of the association officers, committee chairmen, and directors to ensure that this policy is known and adhered to in the course of activities pursued under their leadership.

To assist the TMA staff and all its officers, directors and committee chairmen in recognizing situations which may raise the appearance of an antitrust problem, the Executive Committee will as a matter of policy furnish to each of such persons copies of the “TMA General Rules of Antitrust Compliance.” The association also will make available general legal advice when questions arise as to the manner in which the antitrust laws may apply to the activities of TMA or to any committee. Antitrust compliance is the responsibility of every TMA member. Any violation of the “TMA General Rules of Antitrust Compliance” or of this general policy will result in immediate suspension from membership in the association, and immediate removal from any association office held by any official representative violating the same.

General Rules of Antitrust Compliance

The following rules are applicable to all TMA activities and must be observed in all situations and under all circumstances, without exception or qualification other than as noted below.

1. Neither TMA nor any committee, product group, conference or activity of TMA shall be used for the purpose of bringing about, or attempting to bring about, any understanding or agreement, whether written or oral, formal or informal, express or implied, among competitors with regard to prices, terms or conditions of sale, discounts, distribution, volume of production, territories or customers.

2. No TMA activities or communication shall include discussion or action, for any purpose or in any fashion, of prices or pricing methods, production quotas or other limitations on either the timing or volume of production or of sales, or involve allocation of territories or markets or customers in any way.

3. No TMA committee or product group shall undertake any activity which involves exchange or collection and dissemination among competitors, of any information regarding prices, pricing methods, costs of production, or of labor or sales or distribution or individual company statistics of any kind, without first obtaining the advice of legal counsel, provided by the association, as to those proper and lawful methods by which these activities may be pursued.

4. No TMA activity or communication shall include any discussion or action that might be construed as an attempt to prevent any person or business entity from gaining access to any market or to any customer for goods or services, or to prevent or boycott any business entity from obtaining a supply of goods or otherwise purchasing goods or services freely in the market.

5. No TMA activity or communication shall include any discussion or action that might be construed as an agreement or understanding to refrain from purchasing any raw materials, equipment, services or other supplies from any supplier.

6. Neither TMA nor any committee or product group thereof, shall make any effort to bring about the standardization of any product or method of manufacture or certification of any product or program, for the purpose of preventing the manufacture or sale of any product not conforming to a specified standard or which would tend to have the overall effect of either lessening competition or resulting in a degree of price stabilization.

7. No person or company shall be unreasonably excluded from TMA membership or participation in any TMA activity, committee or product group, where such exclusion may impair such person’s or company’s ability to compete effectively in the private security alarm industry.

8. In conducting TMA committee meetings, or product group meetings, the chairman thereof shall prepare and follow a formal agenda. Minutes of each meeting shall be distributed to all persons who attended such meetings. Approval of the minutes shall be obtained from the membership of the committee or product group at its next meeting. Copies of the minutes shall be transmitted to the headquarters staff.

9. Association speakers and authors of conference papers shall be informed of the need to comply with the association’s antitrust policy in the preparation and presentation of their papers.

10. In informal or social discussions at the site of a TMA meeting, which are beyond the control of its officers and chairmen, all representatives are expected to observe the same standards of personal conduct required of the association in its compliance with these antitrust guidelines. In addition, copies of the foregoing Antitrust Policy Statement and General Rules of Antitrust Compliance will be included in meeting registration packets.