Q: Your father, Jim Canova, started Tech Electronics 50 years ago; both of your brothers, Kurt and Keith, are helping run the company now, and your son, Alex, is a Tech employee. What has your experience been being a woman in tech in your family-owned business?
BRAZIL — Soon, Clay Community Schools Corp. will have a districtwide video surveillance system in place that will enable a few school officials — and eventually law enforcement — to monitor nearly 300 cameras at 15 facilities, should security issues arise.
Fifty years after Jim Canova, along with two partners, started up a St. Louis electronics distribution firm known as Tech Electronics, the middle-market company’s Midwestern roots now appear to run as wide as they do deep.
Hancock & Kelley – Monday, July 21st – USA Today’s Bob Nightingale; Gary Buss of Tech Electronics; and Dan Reardon, KMOX Golf Correspondent
Security Expert Gary Buss of Tech Electronics discusses employee privacy and other surveillance issues.
Tech Electronics, a solutions-based systems integrator and technology services organization, has partnered with the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to develop and install a new telecommunications system for the utility’s electric and water services. The project installations began in January and were finalized on March 14 and include a single, cloud-ready software stream for BPU’s installation sites, and over 600 IP phone sets from industry-leading Mitel.
Missouri-based Pyramid Foods was once a small neighborhood grocery store with roots dating back to 1919. Today, the company oversees 53 retail grocery stores in three states operating under several brand names such as Price Cutter, Ramey, Smitty’s and Save-A-Lot. As the company continued acquisitions and new store developments, including adding pharmacies and Starbucks coffee shops with free Wi-Fi service, it discovered how inefficient it was to maintain the existing telephone and communications systems at its stores.
CRITICAL CYBER FACILITY PROTECTED WITH FAAST DETECTION TECHNOLOGY The Cyber Innovation Center, part of the National Cyber Research Park in Bossier City, La., provides 139,000 sf of facilities to support users in the government, industry, private research, and academic sectors. The goal: accelerate technology transfer and improve workforce development. A recent installation by Fire Tech Systems combined a pre-action sprinkler system and System Sensor’s FAAST (fire alarm aspiration sensing technology) equipment to allow extremely early detection.
SPRINGFIELD – The Bank of Springfield, which has several locations in Central and Southwestern Illinois, recently partnered with Tech Electronics to install a VoIP system and implement a new contact center at the bank’s headquarters.