Mercury Security Head Becomes PSA CEO

By John Honovich, Published Dec 23, 2020, 09:04am EST (Info+)

Manufacturers becoming integrators is a trend over the last few years. Now, one of the most notable names in access control manufacturing, Matt Barnette, is switching over to become the CEO of PSA Security.

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We spoke with both Barnette and Bill Bozeman, the outgoing CEO of PSA, after a 20-year term about why Barnette joined and the future of PSA.

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Comments (3)

Good for Matt, he is a stand up guy and will no doubt build on Bill's legacy. I am sure the AssaAbloy umbrella may have been a bit challenging from the previous ACRE leadership.

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PSA is an outstanding organization and Matt Barnette is an excellent successor to Mr. Bozeman. Matt comes to PSA with deep passion for the industry and a grit to drive excellence in a meaningful way. The industry and PSA members should be blessed to have good people like Bill and Matt representing the industry. Merry Christmas everyone!

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Succession planning can be a challenge. Bill Bozeman a great leader and "big shoes to fill" . Matt perfectly capable of doing so! Congrats to both of you!

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