The former CEO of the Security Industry Association (SIA), Richard Chace, passed away recently in China from complications of contracting rabies. You may have already heard that news, but we felt it incumbent to share a bit about Richard’s commitment to the security industry as a whole and to SIAC’s mission of improving alarm management practices.
Richard was pursuing new security ventures during his time in China, which won’t come as a surprise to anyone who knows him. He was a tireless and relentless promoter of our industry during his SIA tenure, and continued to stay engaged after leaving that position.
For SIAC, he repeatedly backed our efforts on an annual basis by fighting for funding, and supporting our educational and informational efforts to help the electronic security industry. We appreciated his leadership and influence. It often takes but one person to step up on an issue to get others to understand its importance.
Richard was good at that. He kept SIAC’s message in front of others. He campaigned for us. For SIAC and for our industry, we give thanks for the work of Richard Chace over his many years of service, and send our prayers to him and his family.