Our Management Team

 

  Chair, CEO Jodi Decker   Technical Department Manager Steve Lee
  President, COO Daniel Decker   Central Station Manager          Tammie Moore  
  Vice President/ Sales Manager Steve Carlson   Fire Protection Manager Jeff Cattell, CET
  Office Manager Pat Brown   Testing & Inspection Manager    Kurt Scott 

 

 

Jodi Decker began her career at Safety Systems over 35 years ago with responsibility for scheduling testing and inspection accounts.  She is now Chair of the Board of Directors, and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation.  She is responsible for overall corporate direction, long range planning, and handles the financial disbursements.

 

 

 

Dan Decker has 40 years of experience in the fire alarm industry. In 1986 Dan became our first technician certified by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), a certification organization sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers. In 1988 Dan earned the Senior Engineering Technician (SET) designation in the Special Hazards Systems category. In 1991 he earned a second SET designation in Fire Alarm Systems, becoming one of the first 16 individuals in the nation to achieve this level in the Fire Alarm Systems category.  Dan is a graduate of Jackson Community College and Spring Arbor University, with a degree in Business Administration. Dan has been a member of the NFPA Technical Committee on Fundamentals of Fire Alarms since 1990.  He earned the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation from the Professional Certification Board of the American Society for Industrial Security in 1995, demonstrating proficiency in the protection of corporate assets.  He has also earned the Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) designation from the CFPS Board of the National Fire Protection Association in 2009, indicating proficiency in understanding fire protection methods and concepts.  Dan is a board member of the Burglar and Fire Alarm Association of Michigan and also develops and teaches the Association's Code Update courses offered every three years.

 

steve-carlson-tieSteve Carlson, Vice President and Sales Manager, has over 25 years of experience in the electronic security and fire alarm industry.  During this period, Steve has held various positions including Account Executive, Branch Manager and Area Sales Manager.  Responsibilities include overseeing all facets of the Sales Team for fire protection, security systems, access control systems and camera systems.

 

 

 

 

Pat Brown, joined the Safety Systems team in January of 2000. As the corporate office manager, she brings experiences in various business fields. Her areas of expertise are in accounting, human resources, and benefit management. Her background includes twenty-five years of payroll, accounting, and financial preparation. Eight of those years involve human resources and benefit management.  Her responsibilities with Safety Systems include overseeing the accounting functions of the company and implementing the daily activities of the human resource and benefit department.  Pat is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Safety Systems, Inc. Her education includes an associate degree in Human Resource Management, a bachelors degree in business management, and various completion certificates in human resources and benefit management.

 

Steve Lee is the Technical Services department manager, and is responsible for our installation and service operations.  Steve joined Safety Systems in 1990, and has a great deal of experience in access control systems, closed circuit video, fire alarm and security systems.  Steve has earned NICET Level IV certification in Fire Alarm Systems, is a licensed fire alarm technician, and has completed factory training for Notifier fire alarm systems and Vanderbilt access control systems.  Steve also spent seven years supporting fire safety systems at scientific research facilities in Antarctica.  

 

 

Tammie Moore is the Central Station Supervisor, responsible for operations, staff training and development, and customer relations.  She started as a Central Station operator in 1994 and accepted increasing responsibilities over the years.  She is certified by the Central Station Alarm Association as a Level 1 Central Station Operator.

 

 

 

 

Jeff Cattell has 30 years of service in the Fire Protection department.  Jeff became department manager in 2001, and is responsible for safety training, operations, sales, service and installations for portable fire extinguishers and special hazards fire suppression systems.  Jeff has completed factory training with Fike, PyroChem and Amerex, and has NICET Level II certification in fire alarm systems, and NICET Level III certification in special hazards fire suppression systems.

 

 

 

 Kurt Scott  –  Joined Safety Systems in 2008 with over 8 years experience in Sales and Sales Management.  Kurt is a graduate of Western Michigan University, with a BA in Sales and Business Marketing and a minor in Business Administration.  Kurt is Manager of the Testing and Inspection Department, working with clients to establish support programs for scheduled inspections, testing and maintenance of fire alarm and security systems.  Kurt's interests outside of work include golfing, camping, Michigan sports, and being a father of two.