Intelligent Perimeter Systems is dedicated to developing and integrating advanced traffic and vehicle access control products and systems to protect valuable human and physical assets from Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED) and other related vehicle borne threats.
VBIEDs, commonly referred to as vehicle bombs, are fast becoming the weapon of choice for terrorists around the world. Through seamlessly combining state-of-the-art physical and electronic security technologies, IPS provides turnkey solutions to complex traffic control and perimeter defense challenges. IPS serves a variety of high-profile public and private sector clients, including government agencies, utilities, bridge and port authorities, toll way authorities, railroads, large commercial sites, and many others. IPS markets its products around the world, both directly and through a network of certified distributors.
Established as an Ohio Subchapter S corporation in December 2003, IPS was originally formed as an R&D company charged with developing innovative perimeter defense products and systems. IPS, under the direction of the Department of the Navy since 2004, has now successfully commercialized a United States Department of State (DoS) K12-rated retractable bollard system (i.e., Model 400), along with an impressive range of barriers and associated control systems – including its new-to-the-world Intelli-Gate and Intelli-Barrier product lines.
IPS recently opened an international office in the UK under the IPS International Perimeter Systems Ltd. name. In partnership with leading United Kingdom (UK) security barrier manufacturer and integrator APT Security Systems, IPS has recently taken and passed vehicle barrier certification tests under the new UK PAS-68 impact test standards established by MI5 in the United Kingdom. As a result, IPS currently has the only anti-terrorist vehicle barriers to be government certified at the highest levels on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
Today, IPS is selling its world-class products around the world, providing end users with unparalleled security and traffic management solutions, along with unsurpassed customer service and support.
Our Management Team
The company operates with a lean number of experienced, high-level executives, a parent company office and R&D facility in Ohio, two sales and marketing offices – one in Virginia and another in the UK – and third-party contract agreements for production and field operations. IPS has assembled a talented cross-functional team of executives from around the globe to manage sales, operations and growth of the company.
Key executives include:
Growth initiatives are led by IPS founder and Chairman Ronald E. Scherer. Mr. Scherer has over two decades of experience founding and managing private companies, including companies in the security, transportation, distribution, retail, real estate and healthcare industries. Mr. Scherer’s leadership and experience in the traffic and security industries began in 1986, when he acquired a regional traffic sign and signal manufacturer, which was later renamed National Sign and Signal, Inc. (NS&S). NS&S has been a leader in the traffic control and management industries for nearly 40 years.
IPS finances are managed by David Thompson, the company’s Secretary, Treasurer and CFO. Mr. Thompson has over four decades of experience managing financial operations for public and private companies. He has been affiliated with the Scherer family businesses since 1973, when he was elected as a Director and appointed Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Thompson is an active Director and Officer on numerous accounting, civic and educational boards.
IPS operations are directed by Miklos Korodi. Mr. Korodi has spent over 40 years in senior management positions with large, well-established companies in the security, communications and transportation industries, including ADT, Warner Amex Security and Railway Express. While at ADT – the $7.2 billion dollar provider of alarms, monitoring services, access control and video surveillance systems – Mr. Korodi managed the growth and implementation of the company’s residential and small business marketing programs as Director of Corporate Development. Similarly, while at Warner Amex Security – a former division of Warner Communications – Mr. Korodi led the restructuring and turnaround of Warner’s failing alarm company, as well as the restructuring of the company’s entrepreneurial QUBE organization.
IPS sales are spearheaded by Terry Massaro and Jeff Halaut. Mr. Massaro is a veteran sales executive with over two decades of experience in the traffic, security and force protection industries. Similarly, Mr. Halaut, has over a decade of experience in the industrial security sales segment. Prior to joining IPS, Mr. Halaut was a senior sales executive with L3 Communications, one of the largest prime defense contractors in the United States. While at L3, Mr. Halaut spearheaded the company’s $38 million United States Air Force vehicle barrier program.
IPS International is led by Anthony Girard, a widely recognized security industry executive, and the former Managing Director of APT Security Systems – a $12 million division of APT Controls, the leading security and traffic systems manufacturer in the UK. While at APT, Mr. Girard was responsible for financial performance, strategy, new business development and operational leadership of the division and its multi-functional staff of over 55 full-time employees. Prior to his work at APT, Mr. Girard was a Managing Director with Gunnebo Physical Security, where he helped manage the growth and profitability of the company’s $6 million UK operation.
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