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Contributor Profile

Ken Whelan

Job TitleChief Operating Officer

Company NameEngineered Security Systems


Ken graduated from Rowan University with a master’s degree in Engineering Management with a focus on Construction Management. He started his career with internships working in the large IT department for Computer Horizons Corporation for two years, assisting in website development for KnowYourStuff.com startup, and working on Naval ship systems and controls for NAVSEA. He spent one year working as an electrical estimator for Morgan Electric, inc. While there, Ken was trained by NECA (National Electrical Contractor Association) in estimating techniques. Within a year, he moved to Engineered Security Systems to take over the estimating and engineering role of the company in 2003. The Estimating and Engineering department includes security application engineers, data systems and cabling engineers and CAD operators.

Ken has personally designed and overseen the installation of many large integrated systems. He worked on Liberty Healthcare’s Jersey City Medical Center as it was built, overseeing the AMAG system integration. The systems included access control, CCTV, infant protection, alarm points, and intercoms within the main hospital and multiple sites within the Liberty Health network. Ken took this experience to design the new Holy Name Hospital security upgrades.

Conference Sessions

  • A Roadmap of Transition – Building Managed Services into Your Business

    March 17, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sands 309

    The world of managed services and recurring revenue is rapidly evolving. So how do you know where to start when building your own managed services business? In ...

    • Language: English