Technical Training Team
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Tim Nissen - Director, Field Technical Training
Central States/Lower Mississippi
In addition to Tim’s skills and his passion for security technology, he brings over 20 years of industry experience. Previously, as a system application engineer, Tim provided support to dealers and territory managers, created sales/technical presentations, and delivered sales/training classes. He also served as a network systems specialist–security, during which he was customers' primary contact for questions on communications/data and security system applications. Tim joined DMP in August 2009.
Luke Barnhart -Northeast/Mid Atlantic
Luke has over 19 years of security industry experience. Prior to becoming a DMP trainer, he served as a technician, installation manager, sales representative, and owner of a security company. All 19 years of Luke's experience have been with DMP products. After earning an electronics degree, Luke returned to college for additional education on computers and networking.
Dean DaDante - Florida/Vertical Markets
Dean brings over 30 years of industry knowledge and experience to his interactive, hands-on classroom training. Dean has operated several businesses and has served in nearly every position in the electronic security industry from sales, service, installation, operations, central station and engineering. He holds a degree in electrical engineering and joined DMP in February of 2006.
Matthew Darmody - NYC/New England
Matthew Darmody has a varied background in the security industry. He has served as an Installation/Service Manager as well as a Director of Sales at the dealer level. He has over 17 years of experience that he can pass on during training sessions.
Larry di Scipio - Southern California/South West
Larry has over 30 years of security industry experience. Prior to his career as a trainer, he served as central station alarm company installation manager and operations manager. For the past 20 years, he has coordinated and delivered technical product training throughout North and South America for major accounts using intrusion, fire, and access control products. Larry joined DMP in May 2011.
Luke Harris - Canada/Upper Midwest
Luke Harris is the Regional Training Manager for the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. Having started his career in the U.S. Navy, Luke has worked in the security industry the last five years and is an expert technician.
Jason Hooge - Training Development Manager
Jason joned the DMP training team in August 2012. Jason holds a degree in electronic media from Evangel University, and he brings seven years of video production and graphic design experience to the Training department.
Dustin Lewis - Vertical Markets
As DMP’s Regional Training Manager for the Texas region, Dustin Lewis draws from more than 15 years of working in the physical security industry. Getting his start as a technician, Dustin has also served as a project manager and operations manager, allowing him to cultivate a rock-solid level of expertise of DMP products, including DMP’s Entré software.
Derric Roof - Texas
Derric Roof entered the Security Industry in 1982 as a Prewire Technician. He quickly advanced to Lead Technician and then to Central Station Manager for a Sonitrol Dealer. Then moving his career to Sonitrol Corporation Corporate in Orlando, FL and representing, training and instructing Sonitrol Dealers worldwide. Derric moved his family back home where he was recruited to work for Central Alarm of Tucson as Central Station Manager and eventually Operations Manager where he served for nearly 20 years.
David Patton - Midwest/Great Lakes
Dave Patton is the Regional Training Manager for the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. Dave has over 20 years of experience in the security industry. Dave’s interests are intrusion and interactive services and providing great hands on instruction.
Robert Spencer - Central Cal/LA
Robert has over 30 years of industry experience, including six years in access control, intrusion and systems integration training. In addition, Bob has worked as an alarm technician/installer, a senior technical support specialist, and a sales support engineer where he trained internal and external customers on access control systems. Bob joined DMP in June 2009.
Rich Villafane - Southeast/Mid-South
Rich Villafane has over 30 years experience in the security industry. This varied experience and his fun teaching style will lend itself well in getting technicians up to speed on DMP products and services.
CB Warren - North West/Northern Cal
CB comes to DMP with over 30 years of business experience in a variety of industries. Over the past 25 years, his focus has been in electronic security. CB has held positions in estimating, product and project management, marketing, tech support, and training. CB has managed high-performing customer service teams along with product development. He joined DMP in October 2014.