Tom Whitaker has over 26 years of experience in the fire and security industry, with an emphasis on strategic planning, leadership, coaching and building mutually beneficial relationships. He is currently the Corporate President for Absco Solutions and brings with him a host of industry knowledge and proven success. His primary responsibilities include providing strategic vision and development, regional expansion, team building and promoting a positive culture. Tom spends his free time travelling, camping, hunting and golfing.
Tom developed his leadership philosophy and proven track record of results through both his education at Oregon State University, and his teaching experience at the IBEW Training Center, in Portland. Tom holds several highly esteemed awards as a top performer from Honeywell (Presidents Club Winner – 2006, 2011 & 2013, and Regional Sales Manager of the Year 2006, 2010 and 2014), and continues to be influential on the various boards and committees that he participates in.
Tom holds a NICET IV certification in Fire Protection Engineering Technology – Fire Alarm Systems, and NICET I in Audio Systems. Some of the past certifications he has held include EST, Gamewell-FCI, NAPCO, Silent Knight, Bosch, Pelco, DSC, Northern Computers, Avigilon and Lenel. Tom continues to expand his knowledge base in emerging technologies and master planning initiatives.
Tom’s passion for his work is evident in everything he does, and his dedication to the fire and security industry has made him a respected leader and trusted voice in the field. Whether he is working with his team at Absco Solutions or participating in industry boards and committees, Tom is always striving to make a positive impact and drive progress in the industry.