Pierre Trapanese is the 2020-2021 Chairman 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.