Kevin Schmidt, Vice President of Government
Relations for Smiths Group, has been re-elected as Chairman of the
Security Manufacturers Coalition (SMC).
Kevin (pictured) was first elected
Chairman in December 2018.
The SMC includes leading U.S. security screening
and technology manufacturers who supply equipment to public and private organizations worldwide.
The coalition works closely with
the Congress and the Executive Branch to represent security
manufacturers’ views on critical homeland security issues.
Hood, President, Smiths Detection Inc., said, “Kevin’s leadership
of the Security Manufacturers Coalition has been critical to the
success of advocacy for our government customer’s homeland and
national security mission. Our country faces persistent
adversaries and industry must join with government stakeholders to
protect the American public.”
Schmidt joined Smiths
Group in 2006 and has more than 20 years of experience in
government and industry.
He previously served at the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security and as a professional staff member
of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) in
the U.S. Congress.
“Security technology is necessary
for protecting against known threats and for accelerating economic
growth at our nation’s airports,” Kevin Schmidt said. “That now
includes protecting both travelers and screeners on the frontlines
of this pandemic. SMC will be working with Congress to accelerate
investments in advanced security screening technology which can
also support more limited physical interaction between TSA
personnel and the travelling public.”