Gunnebo Appoints John Stroia as President of Hamilton Safe Company

CINCINNATI, OHIO (August 30, 2016) – The Gunnebo Group, Americas today announced that John Stroia has been appointed President of Hamilton Safe Company, effective immediately. As President of Hamilton Safe, Stroia will be responsible for all of the Company’s operating units in the U.S. and will report to Daniel Schroeder, President of Gunnebo Security Group, Americas Region & Group Senior Vice President.

Stroia comes to Gunnebo with a strong track record of driving growth and improving profitability in large security and IT international companies. He is a 23-year veteran of the security industry, most recently serving as Vice President of Sales Operations and Marketing for Giesecke and Devrient North America, a global leader in currency management and mobile security solutions. Previously, he held several senior management positions with 

The Will-Burt Company and Diebold, Inc.

Stroia’s past roles include leading acquisitions, divestitures and partnerships, and driving value-based strategic initiatives. Under Stroia’s leadership, he has expanded company portfolios for self-service and security, driving top-line growth and increasing market share for brands in the commercial and government sectors.

“John has built an impressive track record of strategic, operational and business accomplishments over the years,” said Daniel Schroeder, Gunnebo Security Group President, Americas Region and Group Senior Vice President. “He has proven to be a successful and trusted leader and brings to this position a strong reputation for exceeding customer expectations, delivering best-in-class solutions, and inspiring teams. His wealth of experience in the security industry will be a valuable asset as Hamilton continues to accelerate growth through 2020.”

“I am excited and honored to lead Hamilton Safe, a company with a long and proud history,” said Stroia.  “I view this as a time of great opportunity to build an even stronger future for Hamilton with its valuable portfolio of innovative security and cash management solutions, strong channel partner relationships, and a team of extremely talented and devoted employees. I look forward to working with the executive team and all Hamilton employees to enhance the company’s market position and drive future growth for the benefit of all customers.”

In his role as Vice President of Sales Operations and Marketing for Giesecke and Devrient North America, Stroia was responsible for driving solutions and growth in the retail bank market for the U.S. and Canada. Previously, as Managing Director at Amalgamated Business Services, he led the consulting firm’s M&A advisory and strategic planning services. Prior to that, Stroia was Chief Operating Officer at The Will-Burt Company, overseeing all operations for telescopic masts, contract manufacturing and integrated security solutions. During his tenure at Diebold, he held numerous leadership positions in both self-service and security. Among his many achievements was his leadership of the Company’s award-winning alarm monitoring center.

Stroia is a board member and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of the Security Industry Association (SIA).  He has served on the board for eight years as Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary, and was recognized as SIA’s 2009 Chairperson of the Year for his service to the industry as one of the organization’s committee chairs. In addition, Stroia serves on the Board of Directors for the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) and is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS International). Stroia received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance from West Virginia University, and later earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.