Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
July 19, 2018

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Tyco’s Martin Harvey is appointed president of Euralarm

Martin Harvey, head of European regulatory affairs at Tyco International, has been elected new president of Euralarm, succeeding Enzo Peduzzi after three years in the post.

A new board and managing director were also introduced during the 50th general assembly of the body, which represents more than 5,000 companies in the fire safety and security industry.

Involved in the industry for more than four decades Martin Harvey project-managed the development and introduction of the Minerva analogue addressable fire detection system for Thorn Security early in his career.

Martin has been a committee member on a number of BSI and CENLEC security standards

In 2006 Martin moved back to London to head up the Tyco fire detection business in Europe and has been instrumental in developing codes and standards and has been a committee member on a number of BSI and CENLEC security standards.

Umbrella model

Over the past year Euralarm has welcomed several new members and opened an extinguishing section.

Under a umbrella model – divided into branches that are represented with once voice by the overall association – the organisation has become a key player in the EU-Industry Joint Initiative on Standardisation and signed a partnership agreement with CEN, the European platform for standardisation.

A new general manager, Paul van der Zanden, representing the association in Brussels, was introduced at the assembly and will start his new function in fall this year.

New chairpersons were elected to the sections and will join as members of the Euralarm Board:

  • Lance Rütimann (SES) will chair the Fire Section of Euralarm with, as Vice-Chairman, Michael Scharnowsky (Hekatron)
  • Tornbjörn Laursen (SikkerhedsBranchen) will chair the Extinguishing Section and Alan Elder (FIA) will be Vice-Chairman
  • Jon Könz (Siemens) has been elected Chair of the Services Section with Philippe Lecuyer (DEF) as Vice-Chairman
  • and David Wilkinson (BSIA) will carry on as Chairman of the Security Section, Milan Ceeh (AGA) has been elected his Vice-Chairman

Delegates from the members sanctioned the modernisation of Euralarm’s statutes by the incoming board, in order to adapt the association’s legal framework to a changing institutional, political and commercial environment.

The 2018 General Assembly was hosted for the second time in Bucharest, by Euralarm’s Romanian Member ARTS, a body representing the security Industry in the country.

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