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March 5th, 2020

Keynote: Minimize Fire Risk and Maximize Recovery

Lee Kaiser
VP of Engineering - ORR Protection
9:00am - 11:30am


11:30am - 12:00pm

Manufacturer Technical Spotlight 1

FIKE - Derek Wickersham 
12:00pm - 12:30pm

Manufacturer Technical Spotlight 2

ECS - Adam Hilton
12:30pm - 1:00pm

Manufacturer Technical Spotlight 3

Xtralis - Rory Manley
1:00pm - 1:30pm

Networking & Mini-Trade Show (Snacks Served)

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Local Expert Presentation

2:30pm - 3:15pm

Conference Raffle and Wrap-Up

3:15pm - 3:30pm
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VP of Engineering ORR Protection
  • City/Town:Louisville, KY
  • Email:lkaiser@orrprotection.com
  • Phone:502-244-4536
  • Areas of Expertise:Clean Agent Suppression, Air Sampling Smoke Detection, Watermist, CO2 High Pressure, CO2 Low Pressure, Inert Gas Suppression, Nitrogen Generation, Fire Alarms, Voice Activation, National Account Systems, Explosion Protection, Sprinkler Systems, Other
  • Bio:Lee Kaiser, VP of Engineering at ORR Protection, is a certified Fire Protection and Mechanical Engineer. He is the Chairman of the NFPA 75 Technical Committee on Electronic Computer Systems, and is an active member of the Fire Suppression Systems Association.


Minimize Fire Risk and Maximize Recovery

Bryan Wilburn

Vice President of Sales at ORR Protection
  • City/Town:Louisville
  • Email:bwilburn@orrprotection.com
  • Areas of Expertise/Bio:Clean Agent Suppression, Air Sampling Smoke Detection, CO2 High/Low Pressure, Nitrogen Generation, Fire Alarms, Explosion Protection, NICET
Dal Brazzel

Dal Brazzel

Sales Manager - Southeast at ORR Protection
  • City/Town:Southeast
  • Email:dbrazzel@orrprotection.com
  • Areas of Expertise/Bio:

    ORR Protection Systems will be America's preeminent fire protection company for businesses with mission critical operations. We will deliver exceptional value by providing innovative solutions, anytime/anywhere responsiveness, special attention to detail, and an unwavering commitment to customers and associates. 


Rick Reynolds

V.P. Power GenerationORR Protection
  • City/Town:Georgia
  • Email:rreynolds@orrprotection.com
  • Phone:678-618-0688
  • Areas of Expertise/Bio:Clean Agent Suppression, Air Sampling Smoke Detection, Watermist, CO2 High & Low Pressure, Inert Gas, Nitrogen Generation, Fire Alarms, Sprinkler Systems, National Account Systems
Jim Rucci

Jim Rucci

Principal / Executive Vice President, Harrington Group
  • City/Town:Atlanta, GA
  • Areas of Expertise/Bio:Jim Rucci, Executive Vice President of Harrington Group, is a registered fire protection engineer with over 34 years of experience. He has become a nationally recognized expert in fire alarm system design, carbon dioxide and clean agent gaseous extinguishing system design, building and fire code analysis, foam fire suppression, and electric power generating facility fire protection.

    Specialties: Codes & Standards: NFPA, Military, International Code Council I-Codes, FM Global, UL.

    Systems: Sprinkler, Water Spray, AFFF, High-Expansion Foam, Fire Alarm & Detection, CO2, Water Mist, Clean Agents, Life Safety, Fire Pumps, Water Tanks, Stand-pipes, Smoke Management.

    Facilities: Warehouses, Aircraft Hangars, Education, Nuclear Weapons Materials, Hotels, Manufacturing, Hazardous Materials, Tank Farms, Telecommunications, Data Processing, Health Care, Unique & High Challenge Facilities
Rory Manley

Rory Manley

Regional Sales Manager - Xtralis
  • Email:Rory.Manley@xtralis.com
  • Bio:Experienced Regional Sales Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the public safety industry. Skilled in Access Control, Alarm Systems, Account Management, Fire Alarm, and Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV). Strong sales professional with a Bachelor of Arts focused in Economics from California State University-Long Beach - College of Business Administration.



Derek Wickersham

Business Development Director - Water Mist FIKE
  • City/Town:USA / Canada
  • Email:Derek.Wickersham@Fike.com
  • Phone:346-208-6060
  • Bio:Derek Wickersham is Business Development Director – Water Mist.  Derek Wickersham has spent almost 20 years in the fire sprinkler industry and has been with the Fike Corporation since 2016.  His fire sprinkler distribution and fabrication background includes sales, operations, and account management.  Derek is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is NICET Level I Certified in Water-Based Systems Layout. Derek is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is NICET Level I Certified in Water-Based Systems Layout, and is currently working on his Fire Science degree at Columbia Southern University.


John Davis

John Davis

National Sales Manager FIKE
  • City/Town:USA / Canada
  • Email:john.davis@fike.com
  • Phone:585-820-5329
  • Areas of Expertise/Bio:John Davis is the Fike National Sales Manager – US/Canada. John started his career in Fire Protection and Life Safety in 1985 with over thirty-three years of service. Before joining Fike Corporation John was President/Owner of Protective Alarms, Inc., Business Unit Leader for Honeywell Building Controls, and Branch Manager for Johnson Controls. John has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science and has spent his career leading fire protection teams with a passion to help save lives and protect property

David Hawkins

Regional Manager -
Southeast Region
  • City/Town:Southeast USA
  • Email:David.Hawkins@Fike.com
  • Phone:816-721-0625
  • Areas of Expertise/Bio:David Hawkins is a Regional Manager for the Southeast Region at Fike Corporation. He has been with Fike Corporation for the past 5 years and in the Fire and Life Safety Industry for the past 20 years. Skilled in fire suppression system principles, applications, and best practices.  David has a Bachelor of Science-Management from Belhaven University.  David holds 4 industry certifications:  NICET Level 3 - Fire Alarm, NICET Level 3 – Special Hazards, Portable and Fixed Fire Extinguishing – Specialist and Qualifying Agent –Fire, CCTV, Burg.

Adam Hilton

  • Bio:

    Adam Hilton has practiced in the fire protection industry for 15 years with experience in fire protection and alarm systems design, code compliance, corrosion assessment and consultation, as well as product research and development. Mr. Hilton received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Engineered Corrosion Solutions, LLC.  Mr. Hilton is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and the National Fire Protection Association.



Tim Adams

  • City/Town:Atlanta
  • Areas of Expertise/Bio:

    Tim Adams, Project Engineer at Engineered Corrosion Solutions

    Tim Adams joined ECS in 2017 as a Project Engineer after graduating from Missouri University of Science and Technology with a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering. During his time in the steel industry as a Process Engineer, Tim discovered his interest in research and technology and applied it to the fire protection industry. Tim is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, American Foundry  Society, and  Association For Iron & Steel Technology

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