Arnold Blumenthal, a long-time security industry veteran, has passed away peacefully at the age of 92.
Blumethal served as publisher for several trade publications and most recently was the secretary/treasurer for the Metropolitan Burglar and Fire Alarm Association of N.Y.
He had also been an independent director of Napco Security Technologies since 2001. Here’s what Napco President and CEO Dick Soloway has to say about Blumethal:
I met Arnold Blumenthal back in 1979, when he was running ‘Security Dealer’ magazine. It quickly became clear that he knew everything and everyone in the industry, usually first – and that never really changed to this date. He was always kind, genuine, extraordinarily insightful, and a valued resource for me and for NAPCO as the company grew. Many many years, products, trade shows, dinners and meetings later, it was only natural that when an opening occurred in 2001 on the NAPCO Security Technologies Board of Directors, I called Arnold. He served the Board, this industry and as my friend, with good humor, keen knowledge, integrity and professionalism. I will miss him, as will we all.
For the past 13 years, Blumethal also volunteered as a paralegal for senior citizens in Nassau County with limited incomes with their civil legal problems. He is survived by his wife Elaine Blumenthal.
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