Key Executives

Our strength is our people. With the many years of experience and the diversity of backgrounds that each person brings, UTI has become one of the strongest companies in the security system integration arena.

John Hopkins


Mr. Hopkins served in executive positions with several NASDAQ and NYSE companies prior to joining Professional Security Broadband.  Mr. Hopkins served as Chief Financial Officer of Henry Brothers Electronics, Inc. from 2006 to 2010 and was Chief Financial Officer of Measurement Specialties, Inc.  from 2002 to 2006.  Prior, Mr. Hopkins was Vice President of Finance with Cambrex Corporation and Senior Manager with ARCO Chemical Company. Mr. Hopkins is a CPA and earlier in his career was a Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Mr. Hopkins played key leadership roles in areas of acquisition and divestiture, business turnaround, debt restructuring, and business process reengineering.  Mr. Hopkins holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from West Chester University and an MBA from Villanova University.  Mr. Hopkins is also currently an Adjunct Professor in the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business at Felician University.

John Palumbo


With more than 25 years of experience in the construction management and the security industries, John’s expertise expands into various verticals some of which are: government, industrial, commercial, educational and critical infrastructure. John’s Electrical Engineering degree combined with his extensive experience with electrical contractors enabled him to work on a variety of types of projects’ phases; starting from space planning, engineering design, to implementation and commissioning. John’s past work experience includes Real Estate Project Management for over 20 years with Fortune 500 companies completing more than 6 million square feet of tenant space.  Then he proceeded to manage complex Security Integration projects for some of the most exclusive clients globally such as United Nations, SONY, ING, Canon, Brookfield Properties, United Federation of Teachers, Bellevue Hospital, Coler Goldwater Hospital, AVON, Informatica and many others.   He has been very successful in the Security Integration arena and prides himself on a precise level of detail to the customers’ satisfactions. John Palumbo is renowned amongst his peers as one of the top ranked security sales executives in the country.  John has held positions as Project Manager, Sr. VP of Sales, General Manager, and Principal, and has successfully grown UTI’s Sales and Operations over 500% in just 6 years.  His accomplishments have been demonstrated in the exponential growth in the recurring monthly revenue with the expansion of field office locations around the country with our support services’ contracts which span for multiple years. John is a leader and a visionary in his fields.

David Fernandez

Vice President of Engineering

David has more than 17 years experience in the Electronic Security Industry and extensive hands-on technical, project management, executive management, system design, engineering and consulting experience in a vast number of vertical market spaces.  As a recognized specialist by product manufacturers, consultants and Fortune 500/100 companies, his in-depth project engineering experience includes airports, utility plants, water treatment facilities, manufacturing and production facilities, corporate campus’, multi-site enterprise systems as well as government facilities. David currently serves as a member of the Local Hudson Valley Chapter for ASIS International , an NFPA Member as well as many other affiliations within the security industry. Dave’s educational background consists of Electronic Engineering and many
trade certifications and licenses.

Charles VonStetten

Operations Director

Charlie has over 20 years experience in construction and management in a diverse range of industries. He is a hands-on manager who has managed and/or participated in project management, field service operations, software and hardware implementation, purchasing and sales management. Company affiliations include HBC, Twelve Strike Data Systems, KHM LLC and Plaza Lanes Inc. As operations manager for UTI, Charlie’s responsibilities include the supervision and coordination of the project management, IT, engineering, installation, and service departments. He believes that the most important part of management is selecting and nurturing the right people for the right job and helping them gain the skills they need to rapidly advance, matching specific skill sets to positions that ultimately delivers value to our customers.