News & Events

Stop by here for Gallaher company and employee news and events, plus the latest updates around the low voltage industry. For real-time feeds and announcements, please check out our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages often.
Employee Recognition & Promotions

COO Breck Ellison Named to Integrators "20 under 40" List 2017

 Our Chief Operations Officer, Breck Ellison, has been named to the 2017 Integrators "20 under 40" List by Security Systems News. Breck joined Gallaher and Associates in late 2015 as its Director of Operations and was promoted to his current role as COO in July 2016.

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Beth Boutwell Promoted to Director of Purchasing and Special Projects

Beth Boutwell is moving to a new role from Director, Human Resources to Director of Purchasing and Special Projects.

​This will allow her to better utilize her skill sets for our organization to make an even bigger impact on our team. 

Jim Humphrey Promoted to Director of Human Resources

Jim Humphrey is being promoted to the Director of Human Resources. This will allow him to use his experience and leadership in a more effective way for us! Jim has a strong and extensive background in HR and we’re confident he’ll be able to help us develop in great ways in the years ahead!

Ken Martin Promoted to Lead Technician

Ken Martin was promoted to Lead Technican in early 2017 as a progression of his growing skill set over the years, and is doing an awesome job! Join us in congratulating Ken on his new position.
Company News & Events
  1. Gallaher COO Breck Tapped as Security Expert in WATE-TV Panel Discussion, KNS Column

    November 14, 2017 - Gallaher COO Breck Ellison recently participated in a security expert panel discussion on church security in reference to the recent tragic shooting in Texas. The panel was hosted by WATE-TV Channel 6 in Knoxville, TN and consisted of area security experts as well as a local pastor.

    Breck has also been a guest columnist in recent months with the Knoxville News-Sentinel newspaper, and published a relevant column entitled "Five Ways You Can Improve Security At Your Church" that was part of the Monday, November 13th edition.

    The video for the WATE panel can be viewed here, and the KNS guest column can be found  here.

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    All Hands Meetings

    August 21-22, 2017 - Gallaher hosted company-wide "All Hands" meetings at the Alcoa and Rossville offices, to catch everyone up on company news and spend time together as a collective unit.

    Guests for the meetings included representatives from The United Way of Blount County and LegalShield/LegalID. Breck Ellison, COO, covered several topics that were elaborated in more detail by Tom Gallaher, CEO.

    10 Year Anniversary employees, Lorenzo Lopez and Grant Easton, were recognized for their valued contributions to the company and years of dedicated service to our clients.
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     The Great American Solar Eclipse 2017

    August 21, 2017 - In conjunction with the Alcoa All-Hands meeting on Monday, August 21st, Gallaher invited all employes, their families and special guests to view the solar eclipse from the Gallaher corporate office parking lot.

    Special "eclipse glasses" were provided as the countdown to solar totality arrived.

    We are thankful to everyone who attended, actively participated, and worked behind the scenes to make this event a huge success.

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Industry News & Events

OHSA's National Safety Stand-Down Begins May 8

From May 8 to May 12, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold its fourth annual National Safety Stand-Down, a program started in 2013 to “raise fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries,” according to the OSHA website. Towards this aim, OSHA encourages employers to hold “Safety Stand-Downs” or voluntary events for employers to talk to their employees about fall hazards and prevention.
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NFPA Journal - What Boston Learned from 2013 Bombings

How Boston’s approach to emergency management and planning have adapted since the 2013 marathon bombings—and what other communities can learn from it.
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