In this age of sophisticated criminals and corporate espionage, a company can never be too careful. Security firms are only too aware of the dangers — physical, tactical, electronic — that can face even the most secure of companies. A single security breach can spell major disruption, and it can endanger lives and livelihoods like never before. That’s why the U.S. security industry is forecast to grow nearly 4 percent annually through 2018, according to the national Security Industry Association. In our POWER PLAYERS in Security, Memphis’ leaders in this crucial field are named. The executives represent companies who provide a myriad of specialized services. Whether your company needs security guards, alarm and camera systems, or secured property to protect itself from foes one and all, these professionals will give you a peace of mind that is priceless.
President, Dillard Door & Security, Inc. Company has provided door and loss prevention equipment and services since 1947. Former Vice President, Delta Door and Hardware. Past President, Door and Hardware Institute’s Mid-South chapter. Past Vice President, Construction Specifications Institute. Member, Greater Memphis Chamber, National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association, American Society for Industrial Security, Building Owners and Managers Association, National Fire Protection Association, and Memphis Fence Association.
E. Winslow “Buddy” Chapman
Executive Director, CrimeStoppers of Memphis and Shelby County. B.S., U.S. Naval Academy; M.S., Administration of Justice, Southern Illinois. Former Manager of Business Development, Guardsmark; Vice President and Director of Personnel Administration, Dobbs International Services; and Director, Memphis Police Department, 1976-1983. Past Member, White House Presidential Advisory Commission on Law Enforcement. Graduate, Leadership Memphis.
President and CEO, Frase Protection. Company started by his father nearly 40 years ago. Joined company after a successful career as commercial airline pilot. Chairman, Germantown Public Safety Commission. Board Member, East Memphis Rotary Club. President, Poplar Estates Homeowners Association. Elder, Germantown Presbyterian Church. Member of Minor Street Strings, a local bluegrass band. Avid runner and proud husband and father of three children.
Founder and CEO, Clarion Security LLC. Services include uniformed armed and unarmed security officers, security patrols, alarm response, and recurring drug testing and background checks. B.A., Economics, Vanderbilt; M.B.A., Southern Methodist University. Board Member, National Alliance of Women Business Owners. Graduate, Leadership Memphis’ 2012 Executive Class. Member, Memphis Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). Married to Clarion President, Larry Heathcott. Company certified as a Woman-Owned Business.
Ira A. Lipman
Founder and Chairman, Guardsmark, LLC. Recipient of American Business Ethics Award in 1996. Founding Chairman of Memphis Shelby County Crime Commission. Recipient of Stanley C. Pace Award for Leadership in Ethics in 2002. Honorary Chair, Past National Chairman and Chairman Emeritus of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Established John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism, presented in conjunction with Columbia University.
President, Corporate IQ. Spent 17 years with Shelby County Sheriff’s Office working in Fugitive, Patrol, Narcotics, and Civil Division, including a five-year tenure with the Drug Interdiction Unit, working with state and federal agencies. Former President, Shelby County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association. Company offers traditional security services including vehicle patrols, executive protection, event/private function security, and high-value transport. Awarded the 2008 Emerging Business of the Year by the Small Business Chamber.
President and Owner, Phelps Security, along with wife, Patti. Business formed by Lloyd’s father in 1953. Graduate, Shelby County Sheriff’s Academy. Served in Shelby County Sheriff’s Reserve Division for 22 years. Retired as Inspector over Training Division. Licensed Private Investigator, State Certified Armed and Unarmed Trainer, and accomplished aviator with a current commercial pilot’s license. Company formed BIG (Business Interest Group) for Memphis as an alliance between business and local government.
Founder and CFO, Avision Inc. Founded company in 1995, providing innovative surveillance and perimeter protection, utilizing megapixel cameras and wireless technology, and specializing in corporate, industrial, medical, retail, and educational security. Also founded The Showroom Inc., a chain of retail stores, and The Cancer Hot Line. Member, Electronic Security Association, Tennessee Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, and Better Business Bureau.