Richard Brent is the CEO of Louroe Electronics, a global manufacturer of advanced audio monitoring technology for security solutions based in Van Nuys, California. He was brought on as CEO in 2010, bringing over 30 years of leadership and management experience in the technology sector and over 15 years of domestic and international government relations. Under Brent’s guidance, Louroe Electronics has become the industry leader in audio security, with over 800,000 Verifact® microphones in use in over 60 countries. Its solutions have been the recipients of numerous awards, including the 2013 Security Industry Association (SIA) New Product Showcase, the 2014 Security Products New Product of the Year Award, and the 2015 Security Sales & Integration Top 30 Technology Innovations Award.
Brent has also participated in several initiatives and coalitions designed to shape the standards, regulations and future of the security market. In 2014, he chaired the SIA Government Summit and was later recognized for his outstanding work by receiving SIA’s 2014 Committee Chair of the Year Award. Brent also chaired the 2015 SIA Government Summit and was elected to SIA’s Board of Directors for the 2015-2017 term.
With Brent’s leadership, in 2015, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Louroe Electronics with the President’s “E” Award for Exports, which is the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
Prior to joining Louroe Electronics in 2009, Brent worked as the government affairs director for Solar Turbines Inc. for over 24 years.