SST, Inc. Expands Leadership Team with Key Management Appointments
Law Enforcement Industry Veteran David H. Chipman Joins as Senior Vice President, U.S. Public Safety Solutions, and Senior Vice President Gregg Rowland Now Oversees Security Solutions
NEWARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SST, Inc., the world leader and innovator in gunfire location and detection, and developer of ShotSpotter® gunfire location solutions, today announced several key management team appointments – David H. Chipman has joined SST as the senior vice president of U.S. Public Safety Solutions; Gregg Rowland, senior vice president, will oversee the company’s newly formed Security Solutions division; and Lydia Barrett, vice president, will lead SST’s account management and communications functions . The senior executive appointments underscore the company’s commitment to helping cities and law enforcement agencies combat gun violence and crime, and to advancing public safety technologies and solutions to support public safety in communities worldwide.
Chipman will expand SST’s leadership in partnering with cities nationwide to fight gun violence and related crime through the use of its ShotSpotter gunfire data and intelligence. As an experienced law enforcement veteran, Chipman served in numerous executive and field agent roles at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) for more than 25 years. While at the ATF, he developed, implemented and evaluated firearms violence reduction strategies aimed at making America's neighborhoods safer. He most recently served as a senior advisor to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a national, bipartisan coalition of mayors working to shield America’s communities from gun violence, and he also served as an ATF Fellow for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Rowland is now responsible for leading SST’s newly formed Security Solutions division, focused on critical infrastructure, facility, school safety and institutional security needs. The Company plans to lever its significant technology IP and market insights in order to expand its product and service portfolio focused on security solutions. Rowland has been with SST since 2006, and previously lead SST’s North America sales organization. Rowland has vast experience in the public safety technology industry and government/public sector markets, having served in executive roles at Firearms Training Systems (FATS), PacketHop, IPMobileNet, Dataradio Corporation, Central Federal Systems, and M/A Com Information Systems.
Barrett now oversees customer account management and communications and reports directly to Chipman. Her work will focus primarily on ensuring customer success by utilizing the ShotSpotter gunfire data and intelligence to drive measurable line of sight and reportable outcomes. Key to this initiative is the company’s Outcomes Scorecard Program which will help agencies and their respective cities report out their gun violence reduction efforts. Barrett has been with SST since early 2011, and previously was the company’s vice president of marketing and communications. Experienced in the public safety and technology industries, Barrett previously was in senior executive positions at Tiburon, Oracle, Cisco, PeopleSoft, GMAC, and Deloitte & Touche, as well as various public relations agencies.
“I’m thrilled to have David join SST and look forward to the contributions that Gregg and Lydia will make in their new roles,” said Ralph A. Clark, President and CEO of SST. “In particular, David brings his unique consultative perspective from the field to client facing engagements. This is critical to our continued growth and our growing customer successes in addressing gun crime. We are equally excited about the new security solutions focus for Gregg and his team. SST will be saying more about this new solution in the immediate future.”
About SST, Inc.
SST, Inc. consults and partners with local and federal law enforcement agencies in the US and abroad to reduce gunfire violence through the use of its gunfire alert and analysis solutions. SST’s ShotSpotter Flex℠ is the leading gunfire alert and analysis solution for detecting gunfire and providing critical intelligence to give law enforcement agencies the detailed real-time data needed to investigate, analyze and prosecute gun-related crimes. The company’s deep domain experience, along with cumulative agency best practice experience, delivers measurable outcomes that contribute to reducing gun violence. SST is a proven solution provider with more than 90 installations across the United States and the world. Privately held, the company possesses multiple patents resulting from nearly two decades of innovation in the area of acoustic gunshot location technology. Information about SST and ShotSpotter can be found at www.sst-inc.com or www.shotspotter.com. You can also follow SST and ShotSpotter solutions on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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Released September 19, 2013