KYESA Board of Directors

2019-2020 Board of Directors






Jeremy Bates

Bates Security



Eric Armstrong

All In One Security



John Winn

ADS Paducah



Garry Cronin

Alarm-1 Protective Services


Director- Regular Place 1

David Ashford

Integrated Security Solutions


Director- Regular Place 2




Director - Regular Place 3




Director- Associate Place 1

Chase Shults



Director- Associate Place 2

Patrick O’Bryan



Immediate Past President

David Morris

Modern Systems, Inc.



2018-2019 Board of Directors

President | Oct. 1, 2015 - Sept. 30, 2018

David Morris of Modern Systems, Inc.                                                                                      


David Morris started Modern Systems in 1979 as a teenager and the company has now grown to become one of the premier security and fire alarm dealers in Kentucky.  They are also one of the largest custom installers of Home Theater, Audio/Video, Control 4 Home Automation, Flat Panel Televisions, Entrance Gates, Central Vacuum, Cameras (CCTV), Phone Systems and Intercom.  In the wake of the deadly Newtown, Conn., school shootings, David devised in 2013 "Operation Security Blanket" which donated alarm systems to over 30 schools in the Pulaski County, and surrounding counties.  Modern Systems installed three panic alarms in every school in the district, free of charge.

In addition to serving on the KYESA Board, David currently serves as a Board Member of the Lake Cumberland Regional Airport and served as their Chairman of the Board for 11 years. He also served for 11 years as a former Member and Vice President of the Board of Directors for Bethany House Abuse Shelter.

David has also been active in real estate for almost 30 years.  He currently owns, or co-owns, several commercial properties, including multiplex movie theaters.


Vice President | Oct. 1, 2015 - Sept. 30, 2017

Jeremy Bates of Bates Security / Sonitrol of Lexington


Jeremy Bates presently serves as the General Manager for Sonitrol of Lexington, Inc. and Bates Security, LLC.  Sonitrol provides security solutions mainly for commercial clientele while Bates Security serves the residential security clientele.  Bates Security/Sontirol of Lexington is a family owned and operated business and is part of the national Sontirol franchise network and the First Alert Professional dealer network.

Jeremy has previously served Bates and Sonitrol of Lexington as a Customer Service Representative, Security Consultant and Sales Manager.  His specialities include design, installation, monitoring and servicing of burglary Systems, access control systems, video surveillance systems and fire detection systems.

Jeremy is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and describes himself as a Security Guy who is driven and loves laughter.  He runs marathons, reads voraciously and is a news and politics junkie. 

Secretary | Oct. 1, 2015 - Sept. 30, 2018


John Winn of ADS, Paducah  


John Winn is the Vice President / General Manager of the Paducah Kentucky branch at ADS Security. Mr. Winn joined ADS in 1990 and is directly responsible for the operations of the Branch.

Mr. Winn, a graduate of West Kentucky Technical, began his career in 1987 working for Alarm Systems of Paducah. Transitioning to ADS when Alarm Systems of Paducah was acquired by ADS in 1990, Mr. Winn has held various positions from Technician, Operations Supervisor, Operations Manager and General Manager. 

Mr. Winn has wide range of knowledge in the security industry, and has completed numerous security industry courses including the Electronic Security Networking Technician (ESNT) certification NTS 1 & 2 and is the Tennessee Qualifying Agent for the Paducah branch.

Mr. Winn is actively involved in his church including, AWANA commander, Treasurer and Assistant Youth leader.  

Mr. Winn currently lives in Hickory, Kentucky with his lovely wife and daughter. 


Treasurer | Oct. 1, 2015 - Sept. 30, 2017

Eric Edlin of Tyco Integrated Security


Eric Edlin started in the security business 20 years ago and has an extensive background in security, access control, CCTV, Fire systems and computer networks. At one time he owned and operated Wire-Tech Security, a security contracting company contracting for other security companies including ADT. As an owner operator he managed ten installers/service techs, ran the day to day operations of the company including payroll, bookkeeping, scheduling of jobs and inventory control.

Eric came to work with ADT/Tyco in 2007 as a service tech at the Crestview FL office and transferred to the Evansville IN office in 2008 to be closer to family as he is from Louisville KY.  When the Service Manager in the Louisville office retired he gave a lot of thought into applying for the position as he felt he had a lot of knowledge to bring into that position and did indeed take over the Service Manager position for TycoIS in Louisville, KY.  He currently runs the service department for the Louisville, KY, Lexington, KY and Evansville, IN offices with a total of 16 technicians.


Regular Member Position 1 | Oct. 1, 2015 - Sept. 30, 2017

Ken Krapf of Sonitrol of Western Kentucky


Ken Kraph has been the Owner and President of Sonitrol of Western Kentucky for over 25 years. He is a graduate of the Indiana State University School of Business.

Regular Member Position 2 | Oct.1, 2015-Sept. 30, 2017 

Garry Cronin of Alarm-1 Protective Services


Garry Cronin is the co-owner/president of Alarm-1 Protective Services located in Louisville, KY.  Started by his father, 
Jim Cronin, in 1987, the company is a family-owned, full-service security company focused on intrusion, fire access,
video and medical monitoring for the residential, commercial and industrial markets.  Garry spent his high school and college summers working on the installation team running wire and installing systems.  Garry is a graduate of the University of Louisville.


Regular Member Position 3 I Oct. 4, 2016-Sept. 30, 2017

Patrick O'Bryan of Kentuckiana Alarms, Inc.


Patrick O’Bryan has 30 years’ experience in the Electronic Security Industry.  He started his career in 1986 working for his future Father-in-Law at Kentuckiana Alarms in London, Kentucky as an installations assistant and continued in that role until his graduation from Berea College in 1990 with a Degree in Business Administration.  Over the years he has held various roles with other national alarm companies but has spent most of his career with Tyco Security Products as a manufactures representative for the DSC line. In the 12 years he spent at Tyco he worked his way to Sales Manager for the Central Region of the US. In 2015 Patrick left DSC and returned to his roots taking over the leadership and ownership of Kentuckiana Alarms, Inc.



Associate Member | Oct. 1, 2015 - Sept. 30, 2017

Chase Shults of Honeywell


Chase Shults has been in the security industry since he joined Honeywell in 2006. He has served in multiple capacities with Honeywell, started in Tech Support, customer service and has now been serving as the District Manager for Kentucky for the last 2 years. Chase graduated from University of Southeastern Illinois in 2005 and took a position with Honeywell directly out of school. Chase also won the Rookie of the Year award with Honeywell in 2006. Chase is currently active with the ESA in other states and is looking forward to working with the Kentucky Chapter. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky. 




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