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Specified Technologies Inc. is an industry leader in developing innovative fire protection systems that help stop the spread of fire, smoke, and hot gases. For 30 years now, our team has worked hand in hand with the construction industry to create simple solutions to complex firestopping problems.




SOMERVILLE, NJ – Kate Emery joins Specified Technologies Inc., as Vice President of Marketing, working from the company’s headquarters in Somerville, New Jersey. She will lead the Marketing department and will join the company’s Executive Team.  Prior to joining Specified Technologies, she worked at GAF, a leading manufacturer in the roofing and waterproofing space, holding…


Chris Brown – Jensen Hughes

Key Takeaways  Chris’s Background Cornell University Board member of the Bucks County Children’s Museum BucksKids.Org Started in Software and Information Technology Career evolved through sales, product management and marketing. Exposed to Fire Protection Industry at Tyco. Wanted to be an architect, was fascinated by the built environment. Chief Commercial Officer Focus is on the growth…


New Firestop Systems – August 2022

New Cross Laminated Timber Penetration Listings for 1 and 2-hour ratings. STI/PF 60-01 STI/PF 120-01 Max 4 in PVC, closed or vented Largest plastic pipe penetration system offered currently STI/PF 60-02 STI/PF 120-02 AC Lineset Penetration Max 1 in copper tube, steel, cast iron, ductile iron pipe insulated with ¾ in. AB/PVC Two control wires Max…


Luke Connery – Conquest Firespray

Key Takeaways  Luke’s Background  Attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute   Time on the football team helped develop skills needed in the professional world.   Studied mechanical engineering  System design engineer at Kidde-Fenwal, assessing explosion risk  Went to Tyco and worked on the suppression side of the business  Introduced to the lab and fire testing  Patents   Developed and patented…


Tom Hardiman – Modular Construction

Key Takeaways Tom ’s Background MBA from Marshall University Had a passion for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Director of the Associated Builders & Contractors Modular Construction Modular Construction is a process of constructing a building or home in an off-site factory in modules, transporting to the site and then assemble. Shortened schedule with offsite…


Specified Technologies, Eric LaCroix

Key Takeaways Eric’s Background Born in Massachusetts, grew up in the Carolina’s, went to college at Umass Dartmouth and then moved back south to work for STI in the Carolinas. Studied History at Umass Dartmouth, interested in going into Education Worked at a construction supply company while in College. Background is in plumbing, but crossed…


The Life Safety Guy, Ruben Garcia

 Key Takeaways Ruben’s Background Born and raised in Houston, Texas. Gained “Street Smarts” during his upbringing. Stumbled into Life Safety after getting a job with Johnson Control in the Fire Alarm industry. Learned code and developed his own Fire Alarm business. Came in as a maintenance technician at Texas Children’s Hospital. Developed a passion…

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