April 9, 2019
AIREF Golf Classic Raises Funds for Workforce Development
Security industry supporters took to the greens for some fair-weather golf at the 2019 AIREF Golf Classic, raising funds for workforce development with a golf tournament yesterday at the Las Vegas National Golf Course.

During the Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation’s only fundraising event, the par-71 course gave golfers a challenge as they vied for prizes in friendly competition. Through the combined support of the players and sponsors, this year’s event continued AIREF’s mission of supporting industry-specific education initiatives by funneling proceeds toward drawing more talent to the industry.

I hear dealers tell me constantly that they are looking for qualified technicians, qualified sales people — the profits from this year’s event will ignite initiatives that support this pain point,” says AIREF Golf Tournament Co-Chair Mike Harrison of Hillcrest Davidson and Associates.

The tournament’s first-place team from Honeywell Fire included:

  • Chris Stanley
  • Jonathan Beach
  • Mike Fischer
  • Ray Reilly

The second-place team, included:

  • Earnest Bernard, Qolsys
  • Cassidy Daybell, Qolsys
  • Brady Haitt, Summit Security
  • Chris Orvin, Summit Security

The third-place team, included:

  • Erik Wagner, 3millD Corporation
  • Gary Franklyn, Top Hat Management
  • Mike Harrison, Hillcrest Davidson Associates
  • Bob Rossman, United Alarm

Brad Kittsley of Xfinity Home had the longest drive and Keith Baird of Resideo was closest to the pin.

The AIREF Golf Classic will funnel all proceeds from the event to position the industry as one of choice for job seekers in hopes of attracting more qualified talent to our growing and evolving industry amidst a daunting workforce shortage.

The event’s co-chair, Keith Baird concluded, “we appreciate your support of the industry we all share.”

This event was made possible in part by the following sponsors:

Champion Sponsor – Resideo
Masters Sponsor – ISC West
Invitational Sponsors – AlarmBiller, from Bold Group; Altronix; Potter Electric Signal; Security America Risk Purchasing Group
Tee Box Sponsors – Alarm.com, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, California Alarm Association, NAPCO Security Technologies, OpenEye, Reitman Consulting Group, Security Solutions, SPP Advisors, Washington Alarm, Wisconsin ESA, Xfinity Home
Workforce Development Supporters – MacGuard Security Advisors, USA Central Station


A tax-exempt foundation supported by the Electronic Security Association (ESA), the Alarm Industry Research & Educational Foundation (AIREF) is the research arm of the electronic security industry. Through research and education initiatives, AIREF strives to accomplish its mission: Everything we do should make our industry’s products and services more viable, reliable and relevant.