by Ken Jacobs, President/CEO
Mike and I teamed up 30 years ago to form JMG because we recognized the value of combining our talents to build a business. While I pursued marketing JMG, Mike’s dedication to service gave credibility to the promises made in the field.
The teamwork continues. What started in my garage has been expanded to the six largest counties in Southern California – from Ventura to San Diego. Now, with the continued success and growth of our client Pacific Premier Bank, we will expand to the Central Coast to provide upgraded systems and service to the 12-bank chain it purchased in that growing and scenic part of the state. Thus, JMG’s distinctive service vehicles will be seen crisscrossing Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties now too.
When it comes to teamwork, Pacific Premier and its CEO Steve Gardner, enjoy a special “partnership” with JMG that includes being the Host sponsor of our annual golf tournament. This marks the fifth consecutive year PPB has participated with its important contributions. The 22nd Annual JMG Benefit Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, May 17.
Two members of the JMG marketing team merit special attention in this issue. Gil Ledesma, Vice President Sales and Marketing, just completed his 20th year with us in 2016, and has been invaluable in hiring and training our sales agents for more than 15 years. Many have gone from trainee to senior sales agent under his guidance, example and sharing of company values.
Senior Sales Agent Andy Schimmel is also among our special teammates. This year marks Andy’s 20th and final year with JMG as he retired on April 1st. We will miss his good humor and valuable contributions. Best of luck Andy!
We also welcome two new members to our marketing team. Ed Lawson brings 30 years of experience in the security systems industry to his Senior Sales Agent position in Los Angeles. He is joined by Sales Agent Monica Esqueda, Andy’s replacement in Orange County, who has six years experience in the field.
My special thanks also goes out to Lee Crecelius, Vice President of Facilities and Projects for the Shelly Group in Irvine, and Benoit Lefebvre, V.P. Sustainable Development at Spectra Premium, for sharing their positive experiences with the JMG team in this issue of Security Today.
Hope to see you all at the JMG tournament.