As President and founding partner, Ron is primarily responsible for managing the strategic growth and overall direction of CGL’s business operations. Ron received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and is a proven expert in Integrated Security Systems, having practiced as an Applications Engineer for several years. Prior to founding CGL, Ron spent 5 years as the Northeast Regional Sales Manager for Software House, where one of his many achievements included doubling the total sales volume of his territory. For two consecutive years Ron was awarded the North American Regional Sales Manager of the Year. Entering the industry as Director of a Security Division for a major electrical contractor, Ron was responsible for creating and managing the security division from the ground up. He successfully raised the new division’s sales to a volume of $2.5 million in just three years.
Mr. Gallagher has more than 30 years experience in the security industry. As Vice President and a founding partner of CGL, Jim is responsible for overseeing all engineering and technical aspects of client integrated Security Management Systems. Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University’s College of Criminal Justice and spent 7 years as the Manager of Applications Engineering at Software House. He was a key member of the design team for the highly successful C-CURE 800 System, and an integral part of the product management team throughout the development of the software. Jim traveled the world providing expertise and assistance to some of Software House’s largest customers, including airports, government facilities and large banking institutions. His first position in the security industry was with Digital Equipment Corporation, where he worked for 9 years performing a number of roles, from designing, implementing and managing security management systems to serving as Digital’s in-house Security Systems Consultant overseeing DEC’s systems in more than 350 sites across the country. Mr. Gallagher is responsible for the design and implementation of such prominent integrated security projects as: Reebok’s world headquarters, Boston University housing, and Brandeis’ campus-wide system.
As VP of Operations and Finance, Tony is responsible for the overall management of both service and administration at CGL. Prior to joining CGL, Tony was the Regional Director of Delivery Center Operations for OfficeMax where he worked for 15 years. During this time, he held the position of Delivery Center Operations Manager before being rapidly promoted to Regional Director in 1997. Tony’s day-to-day responsibilities included overseeing 7 Delivery Centers, 200 million in annual expenses, 700 associates and a fleet of 350 delivery vehicles. His strong leadership and management skills helped to lay the foundation for OfficeMax’s company-wide focus of delivering consistent customer-first service throughout all levels of the organization. Tony also developed multiple policy and procedure manuals for OfficeMax which are still in use today. Since joining the CGL family in 2007, Tony has proved to be a key member of the team, resolute in delivering outstanding customer service.
As Senior Account Manager and a founding partner of CGL, Brendan is responsible for maintaining CGL’s daily interaction with key customer accounts. Early in his career, Brendan worked for the Security Division of a large electrical contractor. He spent 7 years as General Foreman and Project Manager, directing many large and complex security projects, including Boston Police Headquarters, Johnson & Wales College and the Rhode Island School of Design. Brendan received his Massachusetts Journeyman electrician’s license in 1989 and his Master electrician’s license in 1991. He also holds a Master Electrician license in multiple states, as well as a Public Safety Contractor License and Alarm Systems Agent license. Brendan is a factory certified installer, administrator and trainer for a vast number of security system industry manufacturers, including Panasonic, GE Security, Pelco and S2 Security.
Mike joined the CGL team in 2002. Working alongside the Operations and Engineering teams, Mike helped steer CGL towards the size and status we enjoy today. Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont.
At CGL Mike has been highly involved in strategic, complex sales such as Dassault Systemes, the Broad Institute, Simmons College, Boston University and Waters Corporation. As Vice President of Sales, Mike is responsible for supervising all day-to-day company sales efforts and overall growth, and thanks to his outstanding direction, is responsible for CGL’s consistent ranking amongst SDM magazine’s Top 100 Systems Integrators in the United States.
Our Access Control offerings are very diverse, which allows us to cater to your needs and preferences. At CGL, all of our systems and services are synergetic, and can even be integrated with your existing systems.Read more
By providing you with a variety of Intrusion Detection systems, we help keep intruders out. These perimeter detection systems can stand alone or be easily integrated with your Access Control system.Read more
We have been providing our clients with peace of mind since 1998. At CGL, our customers are our first priority, which is why we believe it is our job to provide you with more than a physical security management system. Aside from installing and maintaining security platforms, our experienced management team is prepared to deliver reliable top-notch service to our customers.
The CGL Team, which includes Engineers, Project Managers, and Software Support Technicians, has decades of IT security system integration experience under its belt. Furthermore, all CGL Technicians are certified by our manufacturers. We understand that providing an effective and efficient security system does not equivocate to just using the best equipment, but rather encompasses up-to- date technology, business strategy and customer relationships.
At CGL, we have a Dedicated Service Department that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our Service Department works closely with our Project Managers and Technicians to provide systematized and uninterrupted service when issues arise. We take great pride in providing our customers with excellent service.
Our team of Project Managers, Technicians, and Apprentice Technicians use Collaborative Site Surveys and Security System Designs to carefully track progress every step of the way. In addition, our Installation Process is unique in that we will provide you with a personalized CAD drawing of your security system. These tools, in combination with CAD drawings, allow everyone – CGL and our customers – to visualize and understand the desired completed project.
Our service vehicles function as mobile warehouses, and are stocked with $10,000 worth of equipment. Some of this equipment includes card readers, cameras, control panels, and more. Thanks to our service vans, our Technicians are always prepared to install, repair, or replace even the most complex security management systems.
At CGL we stress the importance of operating in accordance with our core values: integrity, respect, customer focus, teamwork, and quality. Every single person on the CGL Team incorporates these core values into their daily work – from installing security systems to behind-the- scenes operations to running on-site training to answering service calls. We attribute our success as the leader of Electronic Security Integration to our commitment to these values.