Canadian Security Magazine

Canadian professionals named to IFSEC’s annual security and fire influencers list

By Canadian Security Staff   

News editors pick global influencers harold wax ifsec sean sportun security director of the year

IFSEC recently revealed its annual Global Influencers for the fire and security industries, acknowledging several Canadians. Among those recognized for their achievements and leadership:

  • Harold Wax, Security Director, PepsiCo
  • David Sulston, Director of Security, Oxford Properties
  • Sean Sportun, National Director, Strategic Accounts for Canada, GardaWorld
  • Erin Cathleen Mann, Marketing & CX Manager, Multifamily, Allegion Canada (originally based in the U.S.)

According to IFSEC, award recipients are selected by a panel of judges based on the following criteria:

  • Someone who has played a key role in driving technological innovation
  • Someone who has been a driving force in changing regulation, standards/guidance or best practice
  • Someone whose insights/opinions are widely respected and which are influential in shaping debate around industry issues
  • Someone who has been instrumental in the success of the organisation or business they lead or are employed by
  • Someone who has helped to raise the industry’s profile or been an influential voice in the national media

Both Wax (2020) and Sportun (2013) have been recognized by Canadian Security with Security Director of the Year awards. Sportun was also the recipient of Canadian Security’s Community Leader Award (2019). Review IFSEC’s complete Global Influencers list here.


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