CONTROLTEK, a global provider of asset protection, tracking, and visibility solutions, announced that current chief strategy officer and chief information security officer Tom Meehan, CFI has been promoted to the role of president, and Brian Gross, formerly vice president of finance, has been promoted to the role of chief operating officer.
In his new role, Meehan will continue to guide the company’s strategy while being charged with leading CONTROLTEK’s core business sectors: tamper-evident packaging, EAS, and RFID. He will also be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business, sales, and customer growth and retention.
“Tom has been a driving force behind CONTROLTEK’s growth and transformation over the past six years,” said Rod Diplock, chief executive officer. “I am confident in his direction and vision as he puts into place the strategies and initiatives that will expand our business and position us for unprecedented growth and penetration into the markets we serve.”
“I am honored to be named president and excited to lead a team who inspires me every day by their passion and drive to deliver the best solutions for our customers,” Meehan said. “I look forward to accelerating our momentum in positioning CONTROLTEK to become the number one solutions provider of asset protection, visibility and tracking in North America.”
Meehan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise with two decades of experience in the retail technology and loss prevention industries. He has served as chief strategy officer and chief information security officer at CONTROLTEK for the past six years. Prior to joining CONTROLTEK Meehan served a 13-year tenure at Bloomingdale’s, where he was responsible for physical security, internal investigations, asset protection systems, and data analytics.
In Gross’ new role, he will be responsible for leading the finance, client solutions delivery, customer support, and operations departments, and contribute to the company’s overall strategy.
“At CONTROLTEK we are committed to making a positive impact on the industries we serve and delivering solutions that help our customers keep their assets secure,” said Gross. “I have a passion for process improvement and constant innovation, and I am excited to bring this energy to build upon our solid foundation for delivering for our customers while partnering with our executive team in driving our corporate strategy.”
“It is very exciting for CONTROLTEK to see our business grow exponentially and to be able to promote talent from within,” Meehan said. “I am excited to be working with Brian Gross and I am confident that his proven leadership will play a key role in translating our company’s overall strategy into actionable processes for growth.”
Brian Gross is a finance and accounting professional with over 14 years of experience. Prior to joining CONTROLTEK, Gross served at companies such as Ideal Image Group, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, and PwC. Gross is a certified public accountant and holds a Master of Business Administration from Rutgers University.