Sonitrol Names Gary Friar Chief Technology Officer


February 2, 2006 - Sonitrol Corporation, the leader in verified electronic security, today named Gary Friar the company's Chief Technology Officer. Formerly Vice President of Product Development, Friar will guide the tactical and strategic direction of the company's entire electronic security solutions suite.

"Sonitrol has a strong heritage of technological achievement, and has been at the forefront of verified electronic security for nearly 50 years," said Alex Gellman, President and Chief Operating Officer of Sonitrol. "Gary's combination of leadership skills and vision makes him a natural fit to become Sonitrol's Chief Technology Officer, where he will be responsible for charting the technological course for the company both now and in the future."

"One of Sonitrol's greatest strengths is its commitment to technological advancement," said Friar. "I'm excited about the opportunity to lead Sonitrol's technology division, and am very fortunate to work with such an incredibly talented group of engineers and product development specialists."

Prior to joining the Sonitrol management team in July, 2004, Friar was Vice President of Engineering with GE Interlogix in Portland, OR. Friar possesses over two decades of experience in the security industry and has served most of that time in a VP or Director role. Friar holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University.