Seasoned executive leads finance activities for Pittsburgh-based intelligent security company.
PITTSBURGH, May 4, 2016 – Vector Security, the leading provider of intelligent security and automation solutions tailored to the needs of its customers, announces Chuck Thropp has joined its leadership team as Chief Financial Officer.
Based in the company’s corporate services office in Warrendale, PA, just north of Pittsburgh, Thropp is responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial activities, including controllership, tax, treasury, risk management, and Vector Security’s financial strategy to help grow its business operations and enhance shareholder value.
Thropp has more than 25 years of financial leadership expertise. He comes to Vector Security from Unify, Inc., one of the world’s leading communications software and services firms, where he was Senior Vice President and CFO, North America. During his tenure at Unify, he led a team of finance professionals through a major transformation initiative; also developing and executing the commercial turn-around strategy for the region.
Prior to that, Thropp was CFO of the Americas for Westcon Group, Inc., where during his tenure, he was responsible for all aspects of the America’s regional financial activities, and financial strategy, including treasury, accounting, planning, forecasting, credit and collections, as well as the finance and accounting for the corporate IT, legal and human resources departments.
“We are excited to welcome Chuck to our team as CFO,” said Pam Petrow, President and CEO of Vector Security. “He brings a wealth of experience that is well-suited for our company. We look forward to the leadership he will provide to the finance staff, as well as his contributions to the management team and the company as a whole.”
Thropp has also held senior finance-related positions with Thermo Fisher Scientific and PricewaterhouseCoopers. A certified public accountant, Thropp holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
For nearly 50 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, 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.