Security Door Controls (SDC) has promoted Shane Geringer to CEO and president of the electronic door security and access control company. He represents the third generation of his family to assume the role of CEO at SDC.
Geringer began working in production at SDC in 1988, and learned about the hardware and security business by advancing through a series of positions from sales engineer to vice president of sales.
“It’s been an incredible journey so far, and I look forward to the future,” he says. “Imagine how blessed I am to have learned the business from the ground up under the tutelage of my grandfather, Art, and my father, Dave. They instilled in me a work ethic, pride and responsibility not only to our family and employees, but to all our customers and stakeholders who have partnered with and supported us since our founding in 1972.”
Over the last few years, Geringer has accomplished a comprehensive re-organization of many SDC departments including customer and tech support, product design and marketing through team-building and strategic investments in people, assets and tools. Not only have these efforts significantly increased revenue year after year, they have included growth in margins as well, according to the company.
“The work we’ve undertaken is our way of preparing for the incredible opportunities we see on the horizon in our key markets and for how technology has changed the game,” says Geringer. “We’re committed to realizing our potential while keeping the essential core and culture that made us successful in the first place.”
Geringer has also focused on corporate strategies to improve market-driven product design, new product roll-outs and solutions development for specific customer segments and market niches. He coordinates programs for original equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers and marketing/sales programs tailored to fit the individual requirements of each SDC business partner.
Former CEO Dave Geringer now assumes the role of chairman and continues to lead the research and development team as well as supervising manufacturing operations with a focus on process improvement, technology adoption and workforce training.