ASSA ABLOY - EMSO GROUP
Rodger Schmidt has spent over 22 years on the industry side of access control, security and fire services, working his way up from his first position as a service coordinator for Sonitrol of Arizona, to customer service, sales, project management, trainer and finally service repair manager for Sun Devil Fire and Security, the largest fire service provider in AZ prior to it being sold to Cintas. During his seven years at Sun Devil Fire and Security, he was instrumental in the growth of annual sales from approximately 8million to over 15 million dollars over a three year period. Schmidt helped to develop and train individuals to become successful sales individuals and training program to include the design of an operational fire test center for sprinklers, fire alarm, kitchen hood systems and fire extinguishers for service technicians who required certifications to provide fire services. He is still a current member of the AZ Fire Marshals Association. In the fall of 2013, Schmidt was selected to be a presenter at the AZ Fire School and has been a returning instructor for the AZ Building Code Officials semi-annual conference for over 6 years, California Fire Prevention for 2 years and other AHJ’s. Schmidt currently works for ASSA ABLOY in their Phoenix, AZ facility for HES/Securitron/Adams Rite and Alarm Controls as a national trainer for the electromechanical group. Schmidt has conducted over 600 classes over his first 3 years with ASSA ABLOY to include product specific, codes, site surveys, system design, applications and installation. Rodger continues to provide educational programs for code officials across the country covering the standards from ICC and NFPA codes for the installation of electronic locking hardware upon request.