Andrew started his career in the computer & electronics field in 1982 beginning with COBOL, FORTRAN, and ASSEMBLER programming languages. He continued his electronics career as a radar and missile weapons technician in the United States Navy earning a combat action ribbon in 1988 during Operation Praying Mantis in the Persian Gulf. After the Navy, he joined the electronic security industry in 1994 and Co-Founded Integrated Security Technologies with his wife Christine in Honolulu Hawaii, in May of 1998.
Nationally, Andrew serves the security industry through membership on the National Defense Intelligence Sharing & Analysis Center (ND-ISAC) policy working group, as chairman of the InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA) Electronic Security Industry Cross Sector Council, and as a Board Member of the Security Specifier’s Consult advisory group.
In Hawaii, Andrew serves as the current President and Defense Industrial Base Sector Chief for the InfraGard Hawaii Members Alliance, and serves on the Board of Directors as treasurer for the National Defense Industry Association Hawaii Chapter. He is a graduate of the Honolulu FBI Citizens Academy, an active member of the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, and a founding member of The Rotary Club of Hickam Pearl Harbor.
In 2019 Andrew was honored to receive the PSA Security Network President’s Paul Marcus Award for industry leadership as well as the Security Industry Association’s Jay Hauhn Award for industry partnership. In 2020 he received the SIA Women in Security Progress Award for spearheading their nascent scholarship program and in 2021 he was selected as the IFSEC #1 Influencer in Fire and Security among Manufacturers/Vendors/Installers/Integrators.
Andrew double majored in Psychology & Anthropology at University of Hawaii-West Oahu and earned his Master of Communications degree from Hawaii Pacific University in 2011.