Charles “Dom” D’Ascoli, president and CEO of Smoky Mountain Systems in Franklin, N.C., received the 2013 Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year Award from the Electronic Security Association (ESA) on Thursday, June 27, during the ESA Annual Meeting and Industry Luncheon at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Nashville, Tenn.
ESA annually gives out its highest honor in recognition of outstanding achievement and ongoing efforts by an individual on behalf of the association. First presented in 1970, the award was initiated by the family of Morris F. Weinstock to honor the lifetime work of ESA’s co-founder and past president.
D’Ascoli became involved in the security industry in 1982 when he founded Smoky Mountain Systems, Inc. Shortly after its incorporation, he saw the need to become involved in the association to effect positive change.