Recognizing Industry Dedication: Kirk MacDowell Honored as ESA’s 2023 Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year

May 9, 2024 by ESX 2023

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) proudly announces Kirk MacDowell, President of MacGuard Security Advisors, as the esteemed recipient of the 2023 Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year Award. This prestigious honor recognizes individuals who exemplify extraordinary dedication and leadership in advancing the electronic security and life safety industry. MacDowell’s illustrious career and unwavering commitment to industry excellence align seamlessly with the legacy of Morris F. Weinstock, the award’s namesake and a pioneer in the security sector. Through his visionary leadership and tireless advocacy, MacDowell has significantly contributed to the growth and prosperity of the industry, embodying the spirit of innovation and service that defines the Weinstock legacy. Join us in celebrating Kirk MacDowell’s outstanding achievements and profound impact on the security industry. 

“When Jamie Vos told me that I was this year’s recipient of the Morris F. Weinstock award, I was caught off guard, to say the least.” says Kirk MacDowell, ESA Weinstock Person of the Year “The legacy of Mr. Weinstock is one of service, leadership and building a lasting well-established brand in the industry. I am humbled to be this year’s honoree.” 

Merlin Guilbeau, CEO of ESA agrees “Kirk MacDowell’s career has produced a body of work deserving of this distinguished honor. In business he exemplifies the values of honesty, integrity and work ethic portrayed by Morris Weinstock. And when giving back to the industry, he leads by example with humility and gratitude inspiring others to do the same. We are all fortunate he chose this industry to leave his mark.” 

Celebrate Kirk MacDowell at ESA’s Weinstock Celebration 

Wednesday, June 5th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at Derby City Gaming | ESX 2024 

Honoring Morris F. Weinstock’s legacy, the event will recognize Kirk MacDowell for his leadership and dedication to the industry. Attendees can anticipate a captivating musical performance by Aaron Bucks, known for his Country Soul style, alongside lively conversation and local cuisine. With a Kentucky Derby theme, guests are encouraged to dress in their finest Derby attire for an unforgettable experience. Open to ESX registrants with Executive, Deluxe, and Expo Plus passes, the Weinstock Celebration offers a unique opportunity to celebrate excellence in the industry and network with peers. 

ESX 2024’s Weinstock Award and Celebration is sponsored by ESA’s Diamond Executive Strategic Partner, Resideo.