CEO of Lock America International Steps Down To Advisory Role

Dec. 12, 2012

Frank Minnella, CEO of Lock America International, Inc. of Corona, Calif. announces that he will be stepping back from daily involvement in company operations to move to an advisory strategic role. “I’ve been active in the security lock business for over thirty years, and it’s time for a new generation to take over operations and marketing for Lock America," Minnella said in a prepared statement. "Watson Visuwan, who is moving up from sales manager to vice president of marketing, has proven himself in many roles at Lock America over the last 15 years. With the promotion of Dan Walsh to sales manager, and the development of the rest of our team, Watson has the resources to take the company into new markets while building on our success in our present businesses.”

Visuwan has worn many hats in his years with Lock America. Minnella noted that “Watson started as a teenager packing orders and answering the phone; over the years he has mastered lock assembly and trouble shooting, computer and technical support, advertising production, and most importantly business development and sales management. He’s done the job wherever we’ve put him.”

Walsh, who will replace Visuwan as sales manager, joined Lock America in 2011 as a sales associate, with an extensive background in the amusement equipment industry. His success in developing and building accounts in Lock America’s many markets, especially amusement, vending, propane and self-storage, has led to this promotion. Minnella noted that “Dan has shown from the start that he knows how to listen to customers and prospects, determine their needs and work to meet them. This promotion recognizes his rapid growth in the company, and his increased responsibilities. A number of our new markets have grown this year, thanks in part to Dan’s contributions.”