Tom Meehan Receives LPM Founders’ Award for Excellence in Partnerships

The LPM “Founders’ Awards” offer a means to celebrate industry accomplishments on an ongoing basis. They recognize loss prevention professionals, teams, solution providers, law enforcement partners, and others who demonstrate a stellar contribution to the profession. The ability to influence change is a product of drive, creativity, and determination. It also requires a unique ability to create a shared vision that others will understand, respect, support, and pursue. Each recipient reflects that standard of excellence, representing the quality and spirit of leadership that makes a difference in our lives, people, and programs. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our latest honoree.

“Years ago, I came to understand that paying it forward and assisting others ultimately leads to success,” says Tom Meehan, CFI, president at CONTROLTEK. “My commitment to hard work has never wavered, but equally important has been my dedication to helping others in the industry. Even after transitioning away from the practitioner side of the business, I remained engaged in mentorship, supporting LP professionals at every stage of their career development.”

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After beginning his career by starting his own IT company, Tom ventured into the retail sector, where he worked in various roles in loss prevention. However, his passion for innovation and technology eventually led him to turn his attention to the solution provider side of the business, joining CONTROLTEK as the chief security officer and chief information security officer in 2017, where his focus once again shifted to product development, technology innovation, risk management, and enhancing brand awareness. In 2022, he took on the role of president at CONTROLTEK.

For those looking to continue climbing the career ladder, Meehan feels it’s essential to adopt a mindset geared toward growth and curiosity. “Never stop your thirst for knowledge,” he says. “The landscape of our industry is ever evolving, and staying informed is key to navigating these changes successfully. Get involved in projects, initiatives, and discussions that push you beyond your comfort zone. Asking questions is not just a way to learn—it’s a way to demonstrate your eagerness to grow and your commitment to excellence.

“You must remain mentally and emotionally invested in your work and the community around you. Remember, every small step you take is a step toward building a fulfilling career. Be proactive, curious, and, most importantly, persistent in your efforts to learn. Engagement and initiative are crucial; it’s about seizing opportunities as they arise and actively seeking ways to contribute.”

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