HAYWARD, Calif., (May 11, 2017) – CONTROLTEK, an emerging leader in retail product protection, has appointed Tom Meehan, CFI, its new Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Information Security Officer. In his new, dual role Meehan will lead the company’s solutions development strategy and retail-specific strategic initiatives, while at the same time championing information security technologies and protocols for CONTROLTEK and its partners.
“CONTROLTEK has the people, processes, and technology to help solve today’s complex retail problems. The teams’ progressive thought process and focus on fanatical customer service will undoubtedly propel CONTROLTEK to become the clear leader in the security solutions space,” said Meehan. “I instantly fell in love with the company’s rich history and innovative spirit. At CONTROLTEK, innovation is ingrained in everything the company does and the focus is on solving clients’ problems. Our products never sleep so our clients can sleep soundly. I look forward to being a part of the team that uses technology creatively to deliver products that make life easier for LP teams.”
“Tom is well-known in our industry as both a tremendously effective LP professional and as a thought leader who unselfishly shares his knowledge and experience out of a genuine desire to help his peers fight shrink more effectively,” said Rod Diplock, CONTROLTEK’s CEO. “The industry can look forward to new solutions from CONTROLTEK that Tom’s leadership will help us create. Tom’s creative insight, broad experience and deep understanding of challenges that LP teams face will elevate CONTROLTEK’s capacity to deliver to our clients and partners the type of measurable forward thinking that drives maximum results to their bottom line. I am thrilled to have him on our leadership team.”
Most recently Meehan was director of technology and investigations with Bloomingdale’s, where he was responsible for physical security, internal investigations, asset protection systems and data analytics. He currently serves as the chair of the Loss Prevention Research Council’s LP Innovations working group and is the organization’s senior technology advisor. Meehan is a contributing writer for LP Magazine, where his Future of LP column appears in every issue. Prior to his 13-year tenure at Bloomingdale’s, he worked for Home Depot in loss prevention, and has had various technology, loss prevention, and operational roles at several other companies.