Vector Security Announces 2012 LPF Scholarship Winners

April 17, 2012

Vector Security® recently announced he winners of its Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships, which provide financial support to loss prevention professionals seeking to obtain LPQ and LPC certifications.

Scholarships support LPQ and LPC certifications; recipients include seven Canadian-based applicants

PITTSBURGH, PA, April 17, 2012 - Vector Security® recently announced the winners of its Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships, which provide financial support to loss prevention professionals seeking to obtain LPQ and LPC certifications. Vector Security began awarding the scholarships four years ago in support of career development and continuing education for professionals in this rapidly-growing industry.

The winners are:

LPQualified Scholarship Recipients

Hart Brown - Rent-A-Center
Julio Cuba - Home Goods
Charles Garretson - TJ Maxx
Andrew Gourley - Wal-Mart Stores
Tyler Hail - Cabela’s, Inc.
Hector Hernandez - Retired Law Enforcement Officer
Tyrone Macon - Marmaxx
Julie Morris - Lowe’s Home Improvement
Matt Strope - Dick’s Sporting Goods

LPCertified Scholarship Recipients

Angela Busby - Bealls Inc.
Kevin Foote - Staples, Inc.
Stephan Kimbrough - Dick’s Sporting Goods
Brian LeClair - Cabela’s, Inc.
Paul McGinley - Dollar Financial Group
Chris Scheutzow - Bed Bath & Beyond
Ryan Sobieski - Cabela’s, Inc.
Jeff Troszak - Cabela’s, Inc.
Marshandala Wilson - Fossil, Inc.

Canadian LPQualified Scholarship Recipients

Navtej Duggal - Winners Merchants International
Luis Maio - Asset Security & Protection
Stephanie Paraskevopulos - Toronto Police Service
Santo Zenone - Gap, Inc.

Canadian LPCertified Scholarship Recipients

Doug Carter - Easyhome LTD.
Stephen Kennedy - The Source – Electronics
Douglas Smith - Sephora Beauty, Canada

Chosen from more than 125 applicants, the awardees represent a variety of professional backgrounds and, for the first time, include seven Canadian-based winners. “In making our selection, we look for individuals who express the highest level of desire for the opportunity, as well as those who have a positive outlook as to how they will use this program to enhance their value to their respective employers,” said Michael Grady, Executive Vice President of Vector Security. “Persistence and demonstrated career progression are also important. Seven of this year’s winners had submitted applications in prior years and didn’t give up after the first try.”

Grady added that the company’s commitment to supporting the scholarship program remains steadfast. “The LPQ and LPC certification courses were designed by the LPF to fill a void that could not be filled elsewhere. Now that these courses have taken root in the minds of loss prevention professionals, they have grown immensely popular.  Vector Security is honored to be part of an effort to make these scholarships available to worthy individuals who otherwise may not be able to afford them.”

“With support from Vector Security, last year we broadened the use of the LPQ course to a new type of position at one of the nation’s largest auto parts and service retailers,” said Gene Smith, LPF President. “The retailer chose to educate their Margin Control Specialists, who make certain that shrinkage is kept at a minimum within the supply and sales chain. This marked a milestone in the use of the LPQ to help educate non-LP personnel.”

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About Vector Security

For more than 50 years, Vector Security, Inc. ( 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, authorized dealers and their ADS Security division. The Vector Security Networks division offers customized physical security and managed network services to multi-site commercial customers. 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 and automation solutions to nearly 400,000 homes and businesses across 58 branch locations.

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