Kerry Hirschy to retire from dormakaba after 31 years

Hirschy successfully orchestrated the merger of the competing Saflok and Ilco sales teams.

dormakaba’s VP of sales, Kerry Hirschy, will retire on Dec. 31. His leadership as a hotel lock sales executive resulted in dormakaba’s strong market share position in North America, the company said in a statement. Hirschy’s successor will be Dale Mathias.

Kerry Hirschy

“Kerry’s professionalism and leadership have guided dormakaba’s success and shaped how we do business,” Alastair Cush, dormakaba Lodging Systems' head of lodging global business development, said  in a statement. “I have personally benefited from his mentorship, experience and honesty. Many of us in the industry feel the same. He will be greatly missed.”  

Hirschy’s career in the electronic lock industry saw him lead sales teams as a senior manager for three decades through two corporate acquisitions.

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Hirschy began his career in the hotel industry as VP sales with Safemark Systems in 1986. He left Safemark in 1988 and quickly assumed the VP sales role with Computerized Security Systems. In 2006 the former Kaba acquired Computerized Security Systems. Hirschy successfully orchestrated the merger of the competing Saflok and Ilco sales teams.

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