Vector Security positions for further managed network services growth with appointment of new General Manager

March 31, 2015

John Taggart heads Vector Intelligent Solutions including recently acquired Industry Retail Group

PITTSBURGH, PA - March 31, 2015 – Vector Security, recognized as a leading solutions provider to national brands across North America, announces the addition of John Taggart as Senior Director and General Manager of Vector Intelligent Solutions, including senior level management of Industry Retail Group.

Vector Security acquired Industry Retail Group in August of 2013 to complement their portfolio of security offerings with managed broadband services and network-enabled applications.

John, recently with Consolidated Communications, brings nearly 21 years of experience to the company including strong communications, financial and operational expertise. He will drive the strategic direction of Industry Retail Group (IRG) and the IRG management team will report directly to John. John will report directly to Vector Security President and CEO, Pam Petrow.

“John will lead all efforts for market growth and strategic execution, establishing Vector Intelligent Solutions as the single-source for broadband-enabled applications across primary and secondary network infrastructures with a strong emphasis on security.” says Pam Petrow “Our customers are looking for increased bandwidth and other IP-enabled applications to meet the needs of their customers today and into the future.”

Vector Security and Industry Retail Group are currently providing network enabled solutions to retail customers and multi-site businesses across North America. Both companies added 44 new brands to the business enabling hundreds of locations with broadband solutions.

“We welcome John to Vector Security and look forward to his innovative and forward-thinking leadership approach,” said Pam. “His results-oriented management style helps support our commitment to providing technology solutions tailored to the specific needs of our business customers.”

John attended the University of Southwest Louisiana and Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. He resides in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and children. John will be headquartered at the Vector Security Corporate Services office in Warrendale, PA and will also work closely with the National Account Division located in Gainesville, VA.

Vector Intelligent Solutions is Vector Security and Industry Retail Group
Industry Retail Group, Inc. (IRG), a Vector Security company, ( is a Gartner-recognized, and VISA PCI DSS validated, provider of customized managed network services, offering a comprehensive portfolio of broadband and broadband-centric services targeted to retailers and other multi-site companies. IRG is single-source purveyor of managed IP communication, application and turnkey professional services; plug-in IRG applications such as Hotspot and Enterprise Wi-Fi solutions, Mobility, Hosted VoIP, and IP-based Video Surveillance to further leverage customers’ broadband investments. IRG’s client base includes Fortune 1000 retailers, quick-serve restaurants and convenience store chains. IRG was acquired by Vector Security in August 2013.


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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