Joel Heitner formed Heitner REPS in July 1986 after leaving Marietta Wire and Cable as VP of Sales and General Manager. Joel started in the security alarm industry in 1967 as a consulting engineer to AEM designing tape dialers. Joel continued his security career as President of CCU, Inc. Stamford, CT designing and producing sirens, power supplies, small control panels and annunciator panels. Joel opened the East Cost of the USA for Amseco, then went to Moose Products as National Sales Manager. Before forming Heitner REPS, Joel was the Marketing Manager for Security Wherehouse in Atlanta, he then took over operations for their subsidiary, Marietta Wire.
Shirley Heitner has been with Heitner REPS since inception. Her background includes stenography, secretarial duties, switchboard, purchasing, and customer service
Leon Chlimper – Principal
Leon Chlimper has over 30 years of business experience in a variety of industries and capacities, over the past 18 years his focus has been in the high technology field of electronic security. He is a highly technical experienced executive in the areas of management, budgeting and forecasting, business and strategy development and implementation and development of strong teams in the sales and technical aspects of the business.
Chuck comes to Heitner Reps after most recently serving as Regional Systems Analyst for one of the Flooring industries largest supplier of management software.
Chuck’s territory included the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, from Washington, DC to Nova Scotia and west to Thunder Bay, Ontario. He was very successful even in the midst of a less than ideal market environment.
Chuck is a relationship-based sales professional who combines outstanding industry expertise and product knowledge with contagious enthusiasm who consistently delivers new profit and margin to his customer base.
Amy Chlimper – Marketing & Sales Manager
Dean McCaskill is an experienced global executive with unique background spanning 6 continents over 25 years. Experience includes new business development, strategic planning, succession planning, human resource development, market entry strategy, mergers & acquisitions, engineering & manufacturing management and Six Sigma Greenbelt certification. Having conducted business in over 40 countries, Mr. McCaskill is multi-lingual.
Bernardo Rodrigues brings over a decade of experience in the security industry having operated one of the most successful and innovative security companies in Peru.
Janina Kook has been operating a successful distribution and export business for a variety of products and was the Rosslare exclusive agent in Latin America.
Julian Salmon is based in Colombia and comes to SMI with years of experience in the security industry in a variety of capacities.
Roger Williams is based in Jamaica and is a degreed engineer with vast experience in electronic security having designed a variety of enterprise projects in the region.
Giovanny Vanegas is based in Panama and covers all of Central America. Giovanny is a degreed engineer with vast experience in sales of electronic security products.
Steve is a Computer Science Graduate and also holds a Masters Degree in Bioinformatics from Ga Tech. He is a Microsoft certified MCSE in 12 levels. Steve administers our computer network.