Gallagher appoints Director and Senior Systems Engineer to newly created Federal Government Program


Gallagher has reaffirmed its commitment to U.S. government bodies by appointing Jeff Fields as Director and Paul Haake as Senior Systems Engineer of its newly formed Federal Government Program.

Combined, Fields and Haake bring 65 years of experience – many directly in the federal landscape – to the Gallagher team and are “brimming with excitement,” as Haake puts it, to launch the new program.

Fields and Haake envision Gallagher’s Federal Government Program as laying the foundation that will lead the way into a much wider change across verticals in the security industry. 

“There are so many changes from the cyber world coming by way of force,” says Fields, who made his debut as Federal Director at ISC West in Las Vegas in March. “Right now, we’re being challenged at every corner from multiple countries continuing to push the envelope from a data and cybersecurity perspective.

“Compliance, and being able to meet specific certifications within the federal government, is going to cascade into other markets. Everyone is now taking a pathway to adopt the same protocols that the federal government is setting as standard.”

Being at the forefront of addressing those challenges and shaping their actions is a significant reason why both Fields and Haake decided to join Gallagher’s growing Americas team. 

“I was at the FICAM Lab in D.C. when I first learned about Gallagher’s PIV solution, and I was blown away by what it could do,” says Haake. “After learning more, I was completely sold on the incredible potential and magnitude of innovation that Gallagher is capable of delivering. From an industry perspective, we’ve got the tools, resources, and products that can drive the industry to new heights.”

And the heart of that driving force, Fields believes, is the holistic Gallagher ecosystem enabling a curb to core solution compatible with the leading technologies of today and those and yet to come.

“Our value proposition in creating this program is that we don’t see Gallagher as just an access control company.,” Fields said. “That just happens to be a product and service we provide, but we’re innovative and we’re an entire ecosystem that takes disparate products operating in their own shell and brings them into our single solution capable of achieving the results government bodies are looking for.

“And that’s the mindset I’m bringing to our Federal team.”

Learn more about what makes Fields and Haake so excited about Gallagher’s Federal Government solutions here.


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