Linda Abell, CEO of Security Vault Works, headquartered in Laurel, Maryland, is the only woman business leader in Maryland to emerge from rigorous vetting and judging to win the EY 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year award. In fact, Linda was among only three women who made it to finalist.
If you had to choose one word to attribute to Linda Abell, “scope” just about covers it.
Linda co-founded and leads Security Vault Works, Inc. a company that does everything on a large scale and continually moves forward industry standards for best practices. “SVW” produces an expansive scope of work for both A-list and local financial and retail institutions, manufacturers of banking equipment, U.S. Government agencies, and embassies that encompasses ATMs, pneumatics, safe deposit boxes, vaults, safes, digital signage, retail kiosks, POS terminals, and more.
SVW’s coast-to-coast infrastructure supports devising and delivering custom, turnkey implementation, design-build and general contracting solutions throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Considering the assets SVW expertise protects, it’s a brand of security that is legacy, but just as mission critical to business as cybersecurity. SVW’s work has even touched the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence. When it was time to modernize and upgrade the 1950s vintage vaults and mechanisms that house the irreplaceable documents – and to modify access to the exhibits to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act – SVW executed the installation at the U.S. Archives building in Washington, D.C.
The company will mark its 30-year anniversary in 2015, an impressive tenure Linda shares with husband Tim Abell , co-founder, President and COO.
Linda and Tim recently returned from spending weeks in Asia and Europe to perform surveys for a credit union on U.S. bases. The SVW mission was to gather information to advise the credit union on a sweeping installation of on-base teller equipment.
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