Pierre Trapanese, Northland Controls

Pierre Trapanese


Northland Controls
Chair, SIA Board of Directors

Pierre Trapanese is the 2020-2021 Chair of the Security Industry Association (SIA) Board of Directors.

He has been the CEO of Northland Controls since late 2005. He started with a team of just 10 people and with the adoption of the company’s strong core values. Northland has since become the go-to integrator and advisor for the toughest challenges in the industry. What was once a small team of Northlanders is now more than 250 of the industry’s best, spread out across the world.

Mr. Trapanese has more than 30 years of experience in complex security solutions whether applied to the real world of construction or to the virtual world of the cloud. He embarked on his career as a project engineer for JCI, progressed to a project manager at JWP, went back to school, and was a struggling entrepreneur for 12 years prior to Northland.

He holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. His passions lie with furthering the missions of the Security Industry Association, the Tugboat Institute and the African Wildlife Foundation.


Conference Welcome and SNG 2021 Kickoff

Thursday, October 28th

Join SIA’s Board Chair Pierre Trapanese for a conference welcome and a chance to get to know other security industry leaders as facilitated by our SNG Ambassadors! Come early to connect with industry peers you know and love and make new connections with other industry leaders!

The SNG Conversation: Kastle’s Haniel Lynn and Northland’s Pierre Trapanese

Thursday, October 28th

Leading security systems integration executives Pierre Trapanese (Northland Controls) and Haniel Lynn (Kastle Systems) talk shop, tech trends, business challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. Pull up a chair and listen in to their candid conversation about the future of systems integration and how they’re navigating the future to match the customers’ goals while driving sustainable growth for their own firms.