Vector Security President and CEO Pam Petrow is named Entrepreneur of the Year. Recognized as one of the world’s most prestigious business awards, the Ernst and Young award honors distinguished entrepreneurs who demonstrate widespread success, a commitment to innovation and forward thinking and unwavering passion for business.

PITTSBURGH, June 23, 2014 – Security industry leader Pam Petrow was named Entrepreneur of the Year at this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Program gala. Ms. Petrow is currently President and CEO of Vector Security.

Recognized as one of the world’s most prestigious business awards, the Ernst and Young award honors distinguished entrepreneurs who demonstrate widespread success, a commitment to innovation and forward thinking and unwavering passion for business.

“Being recognized for this prestigious award is not only a testament to the dedication of our employees, many of whom have made serving our customers their careers,” said Pam Petrow, President and CEO of Vector Security, “but also to the stability and pioneering spirit of the people and businesses in our communities.”

Ms. Petrow leads a top 10 security company serving nearly 300,000 residential and business customers. Her management style challenges managers to learn what their direct reports do on a day-to-day basis and to adapt their management style to extract the best performance from their employees. This passion for customers and employees extends well beyond Vector Security’s walls. Pam has held leadership positions in a number of security industry associations and received a number of awards including the Public-Safety Communications Officials International President’s Award and Central Station Alarm Association recognition for her outstanding contributions to the electronic transmission of signals between central stations and 911 dispatch centers. In 2012, Ms. Petrow was inducted into the Security Sales & Integration Hall of Fame.

EY Entrepreneur of the Year award winners are selected by an independent panel of judges who are former recipients of the award, including CEOs, private capital investors and regional business leaders.  As a Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia award winner, Ms. Petrow will be automatically eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 national program. National award winners in several categories, and the overall Entrepreneur of the Year National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries. Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia program, sponsors include PNC, Gateway Financial, ParenteBeard, The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Highmark, Chemistry Communications and Trib Total Media.

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About Vector Security

For more than 40 years, Vector Security, Inc. (www.vectorsecurity.com) has been a premier provider of intelligent security solutions tailored to the needs of the customer. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the company offers a full suite of electronic security services for residential, business and national account customers across North America and the Caribbean through a network of branches and authorized dealers. Vector Security is a sister company of the Philadelphia Contributionship, a mutual insurance company founded in 1752, and currently provides cost-effective, technology-based security solutions to nearly 300,000 homes and businesses.

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