Founder and CEO


As founder and President of APS Access Professionals, Russ brings over 38 years of entrepreneurial experience, leadership and guidance in the access control and security fields. Russ sets the Vision for the company then mentors his management team and implements processes to help exceed the company’s goals. He has managed continual enterprise growth over this period and is well known and respected in the industry. In 2002 Russ formed a sister company, APS Technology Group, that developed an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) solution to automate the throughput of cargo containers in Sea Ports and Rail Yards. Russ started locally then expanded the company to the global markets with installations all over the world. APS Technology eventually became one of the top Three OCR companies in the world allowing Russ to eventually sell APS Technology in 2013.


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