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Our Leadership TeamSenior Managers who have day-to-day responsibility running the company.

Ronald Ludvigsen – President

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. He is a proven expert in Integrated Security Systems, having practiced as an Applications Engineer for several years. Before founding CGL, Ron spent five years as the Northeast Regional Sales Manager for Software House. One of Ron’s many achievements included doubling the total sales volume of his territory. In two consecutive years, 1996 and 1997, 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.

James Gallagher – Vice President

Mr. Gallagher has more than 30 years of 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 seven years as the Manager of Applications Engineering at Software House. He was a vital 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. At DEC, he worked for nine years performing several roles, from designing, implementing, and managing security management systems. As DEC’s in-house Security Systems Consultant he was responsible for 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.

Tony Federico – Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Tony is responsible for the overall management of both service and administration at CGL. Before 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 policies and procedures manuals for OfficeMax which are still in use today. Since joining the CGL family in 2007, Tony has proved to be a vital member of the team, resolute in delivering outstanding customer service.

Brendan Cavanaugh – Senior Account Manager

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 seven years as General Foreman and Project Manager, directing many large and complex security projects. Projects included 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 McGuirk – Vice President of Sales

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.

Access Control

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.

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Intrusion Detection

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CGL is a trusted and knowledgeable security systems strategic advisor. Thanks to our hard working, exceptionally talented team, along with our unwavering commitment to outstanding service, we have come to be regarded as the leading security systems integrator in the region.


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