CANTON, Mass., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN), a provider of vehicle theft recovery systems and advanced fleet management solutions, announced today that Peter Perrien was named the 62nd president of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI). Perrien's election was announced at the Annual IAATI Training Seminar, which was held in Rimini, Italy.
The IAATI is an organization of nearly 4,000 members from around the world – all volunteers – who are focused on combining resources and training to improve communication and coordination between professional auto theft investigators across the globe. Perrien will head the group that includes experienced professionals from across the automotive industry including law enforcement agencies, insurance representatives, manufacturers and rental car companies as well as members of the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
"We are thrilled that Peter has been named IAATI's next president," said Patrick Clancy, Vice President of LoJack's Law Enforcement Department. "Peter's extensive career in law enforcement, specifically leading auto theft investigations, embodies everything that IAATI stands for. He is a tremendous selection to lead the organization for the foreseeable future."
"We see millions of dollars in assets lost each year due to vehicle theft and the only way to combat it is through education, training and collaboration," said Perrien. "My goal, and the goal for IAATI, is to keep training and educating to let the police know who we are and what we are about." As president of IAATI, Perrien will focus on the organization's primary message, which is to provide a global approach to vehicle theft deterrence, investigation, recovery and its kindred crimes. To do so, Perrien will be looking to expand training, networking and the recruitment of new members. He will also be looking to implement more localized trainings and seminars that target the education of law enforcement on critical topics including identification and insurance fraud, salvage thefts and emerging trends in the automotive theft market.
Perrien began his career with the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) as a patrol officer in 1972. In the ensuing years, Perrien served as an intelligence detective for the white collar/organized crime unit and also as a technology detective for the FBI and NOPD Public Integrity Special Operations unit. In 2000, Perrien accepted a Law Enforcement Liaison position with LoJack and has served the Louisiana region for 13 years. Perrien has been a member of the IAATI board since 2006 and will continue to serve as a LoJack Law Enforcement Liaison in Louisiana.
"Peter is a dedicated member of IAATI and as such, a perfect choice for the next president," said John O'Byrne, IAATI's 61st president. "Peter and I have known each other for years and his track record in law enforcement and auto theft speaks for itself. I have no doubt that he will continue to serve the organization in an outstanding capacity, just as he has done in the past serving as vice president."
For more information about LoJack's team of Law Enforcement Liaisons, please visit http://www.lojack.com/For-Law-Enforcement.
About IAATI The International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) was formed in 1952 in order to improve communication and coordination among the growing family of professional auto theft investigators. It has grown to 3,604 members representing over 35 countries and includes representatives of law enforcement agencies, as well as many others with a legitimate interest in auto theft investigation, prevention and education. We recognize that, just as law enforcement agencies cannot successfully function independent of one another, auto theft investigation requires the active participation of the private sector; therefore, our membership also includes the insurance industry, automobile manufacturers, car rental companies and, of course, the National Insurance Crime Bureau and its sister agencies in Canada and Europe.
About LoJack Corporation LoJack Corporation, the company that has helped more than nine million people protect their vehicles in the event of theft over the past 25+ years, today provides safety, security and protection for an ever-growing range of valuable assets and people. Leveraging its core strengths, including its well-known brand, direct integration with law enforcement and dealer distribution network, LoJack Corporation is expanding into new areas across the continuum from theft deterrence to recovery. The Company is focusing on creating a new level of value for its dealer, customer and investor communities by delivering innovative offerings and multiple technologies in expanding geographies. For more information, visit www.lojack.com, www.autotheftblog.com, www.youtube.com/lojack, www.twitter.com/LoJackCorp or www.Facebook.com/LoJackCorp.
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