The CSD family is mourning the loss of one of its favourite sons, Paul Knight, who passed away suddenly last week, a loss that has sent shock waves through the CSD team and the security industry community.

“Paul had been with CSD for the past 7 years as the WA state manager and then more recently as the product manager for access, security & fire,” said Peter Grimshaw, CSD’s GM – sales & distribution ANZ.

“While Paul was a much loved and valued member of the business, he also had many friends and colleagues within the WA security industry fostered by over 35 years of providing exceptional service, advice and friendship.

“Paul’s contribution to the CSD business was highly valued and respected, everyone at CSD will miss him dearly,” Grimshaw said.

Starting out his career as a technician with Wormalds, Knight moved to DAS and worked in security distribution. Moving to Perth to head up its WA operation, Knight drove great results and saw out the Hills’ transition. Spending over 25 years with Hills, he built friendships with many of the Western Australian ‘who’s who’ of the security industry – everyone knew him, and he was everyone’s mate.

According to CSD’s state manager WA, Ray Mills, Knight will be particularly missed in Western Australia.

“We are a very close business unit here in WA and we have become like family,” Mills said. “Many of the team have known Paul for more than 15 years, this is going to be extremely difficult to get through. Paul would have wanted us to keep our heads up and soldier on, but we will really miss him.”

Mark Edwards, GM of product and marketing, said the CSD team will feel the loss keenly.

“Paul’s experience and understanding of the industry made him an extremely important part of our product management team and we are all extremely shocked and saddened at his passing” Edwards said.

CSD’s management and staff have passed on sincerest condolences to Paul’s family and like the rest of the security industry, farewell a friend, a colleague and mate. Rest in peace, Paul – you will be forever in our hearts.

#securityelectronicsandnetworks.com