BFAAM Thanks Dean Belisle for his Service to Our Industry

After thirty years on the BFAAM Board of Directors, eighteen of them as President, the BFAAM Board of Directors regretfully accepted Dean Belisle’s resignation at the May board meeting.

Mr. Belisle has taken a position at Honeywell that will no longer allow him to serve on the board or as President. “I’ve greatly enjoyed working on behalf of this entire industry over the past three decades. But what I’ll miss the most is the friends I’ve gained for life,” said Belisle.

Having served on the board since the 1980’s, Belisle has been instrumental in building the membership of BFAAM, establishing and protecting licensure for its members, putting the association on strong financial footing and working with state government and legislators on behalf of the industry.

Mr. Belisle was also a mainstay at political events and functions advocating on behalf of BFAAM. His efforts paid off in 2016 when Governor Snyder signed into law legislation to protect BFAAM members from overburdensome and costly regulations from local governments. “Dean has been a pleasure to work with during my thirteen plus years in the legislature,” said State Senator, Rick Jones. “He was always an honest guy to deal with and brought great prospective to the legislature about his industry.  All trade associations across this state would be lucky to have a guy like Dean in its membership ranks,” Jones continued.

Dean started in the alarm industry in 1976 working at ActNow Alarm for his father Phil.  He became a partner in the company in the mid-nineties and became the majority share holder in 2015. The family sold the company in 2017.  Prior to accepting a position with Honeywell, Dean was employed at Guardian Alarm in Southfield.

“Dean was a tireless advocate on behalf of our association,” said BFAAM Secretary John Romano. “He and the other board members have been in many battles together on behalf of BFAAM over the years. If there was something happening that affected our profession, Dean was there,” Romano continued.

BFAAM Vice-President Tom Kramer will now take over to fill the rest of Belisle’s term.  The BFAAM Board of Directors did appoint Belisle to the open liaison position within the board that is a non-voting position. This allows Belisle to assist the board on its functions.