Johnny Byard Named Dealer Development Manager for DMP Mid-South Region

Springfield, Missouri — October 27, 2014 — Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) has named Johnny Byard to the position of Dealer Development Manager in the company’s Mid-South Region. He will be responsible for developing new sales and providing ongoing service to DMP-authorized dealers in Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee, helping them to grow their businesses.

“Johnny has been in the security business for nearly 25 years,” said Jim Hawthorne, DMP Director of Sales, East. “His experience as an Account and Regional manager with several different security organizations gives him a solid foundation in sales and management. He will be able to draw on that experience as he works with DMP authorized dealers in the Mid-South Region, helping them build their sales and increase customer loyalty.”

Prior to joining DMP, Johnny was the Strategic Accounts Manager for UTC Fire and Security, a Fortune 50 Company that provides fire, intrusion, access control, and video surveillance system design, installation, and monitoring. Additional work experience includes serving as an Area Sales Manager for Interactive Technologies Inc. and previous roles at GE and HID Global.

Johnny studied marketing at the East Tennessee State University.

DMP is a privately held, independent manufacturer of innovative intrusion, fire, access control, network, and cellular communication products that are designed, engineered, and assembled in Springfield, MO. DMP is the recognized leader in alarm communication over data networks, with products that are available through professional electronic security companies. For more information, contact Melissa Pitfield at (800) 641-4282, or visit