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Gene Rowe

Life Safety Advisor

Gene Rowe serves as the Director of Business Development for Affiliated Customer Service. He brings 27 years of fire alarm and emergency voice systems experience to the table with both an operational and marketing viewpoint. A US Army veteran, NICET IV certified, an executive board member of the IL-AFAA and a member of the NFPA, he began his career establishing operational expertise as a technician, developed graphic skills with CAD design as a general engineer, gained a ‘big picture’ mindset by moving to project management and finally a marketing perspective directing business development efforts. By interfacing with a broad range of diverse organizations such as the AFAA, CAA, AIA, CEA, and the IFIA, he combines concerns of the owner, designer of record, contractor, distributor, and approving authority to bring a unique perspective to Affiliated. An avid marathon runner, he resides in west suburban Chicago with his wife and two sons. He's served the community as a Cub Scout Leader, as well as coaching multiple levels of travel and park district basketball, baseball, and football teams. Professionally, he serves as the Treasurer and is on the Board of Directors for the Illinois chapter of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (IL-AFAA).

More from Gene Rowe

Smoke Detectors

Q: Our Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) compliance officer asked me to check into the recommended life-span of smoke detectors. His understanding is that ALL detectors are to be replaced …

Gene Rowe | Apr 5, 2021
Fire AlarmFire Alarm Notification Devices

Q: Ever since I've been working in healthcare, I keep hearing about fire alarm strobes being required in offices with more than one person. In other words, if there's a …

Gene Rowe | Dec 7, 2020
Fire Alarm Notification Devices

Q: Our hospital facility is 800,000 square feet with several of our buildings connected by tunnels. We have fire alarm panels (slaves) in each of the buildings that are connected …

Gene Rowe | Jul 31, 2020

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