After InterTECH Security LLC was devastated by the floods caused by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, Ronald M. Petnuch stepped up to lead a recapitalization of the company.
He saw opportunities for the company in the burgeoning security integration and building automation marketplaces and knew that InterTECH could be grown into a market leader.
Under Petnuch’s leadership, InterTECH has increased its annual revenue by 123 percent over the three-year period ending in 2008. Revenue in the first half of 2009 has continued to grow, increasing 30 percent over the first half of 2008. InterTECH has also grown from a company with 34 employees at the time of the recapitalization to 138 employees in June 2009.
The company has also been recognized as one of Pittsburgh’s fastest-growing companies.
Petnuch’s management style is focused on energy and enthusiasm that is needed to grow the company in a rapidly changing marketplace. He says employees are the organization’s greatest asset and uses a team-based approach that focuses on having employees work with managers, not for them. A recent internal survey showed that employees are loyal to the company because they trust the CEO and his vision — one he often shares over an informal lunch or breakfast. He wants his employees to look forward to coming to work and works hard to make that happen.
Being CEO of the company and raising nine kids with his wife aren’t the only things that occupy Petnuch’s time. He has dedicated service to the board of Holy Family Institute for the past 20 years, in addition to service on the boards of Oakland Catholic High School, Central Catholic High School and The Holy Family Foundation.
His work ethic is intrinsic with three concepts that he feels are instrumental in his day-to-day work: Keep integrity in place at all times. Be committed to what you are doing — study it, work at it and practice it to become the very best. Lastly, add value to the people and organizations you live and work with.
How to reach: InterTECH Security LLC, (866) 558-4487 or www.intertechsecurity.com