Serving with honor & integrity at Knight since 2008
This month's employee spotlight is on Project Manager Kevin Foster! Born in Corsicana and raised in Wichita Falls, TX, Kevin has been working in the MAC, Installation team at Knight's Dallas office for over 13 years. In this article, we learn more about what keeps Kevin busy outside of work, what his hobbies are and what he likes best about working at Knight!
Do you have any certifications or degrees?
I have certifications in S2, Genetec, Open Options, Ocularis, CJIS, Bosch/Radionics Burg and Fire, and DMP. I am also a licensed Texas Fire Alarm Technician.
How long have you worked at Knight Security Systems and why have you chosen to work here?
I started working at Knight Security in June of 2008, 13 years ago. After working for other security companies since 1982, I chose Knight Security because it was a smaller company at the time and I was not just a number like you are with larger companies. Although, as a company, we have grown through the years, at Knight Security you’re more like a family member than just an employee.
What has been your favorite memory/achievement while working at Knight Security Systems?
I have made many great memories working here at Knight Security and have never had a dull moment. If I had to narrow it down to just one, I would probably say my favorite memory is when I was working in the service department and was nominated to represent the Dallas office at the 2017 Robert Herod Memorial Tech Trials Competition. Being selected as the winner that year was a proud achievement for me.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
I enjoy managing the various MAC and Integrated projects and working with our clients to meet their needs. Having great people at Knight to work with is absolutely priceless!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Most of my spare time revolves around my family and my church. I have an amazing wife, LeaAnn, who I have been married to for 21 years. My wife, children, grand-daughter and 3 pups are the joy of my life.
What are some of your hobbies?
I enjoy playing my guitars and recording music at home. I have also been building and customizing guitars for about 10 years now.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
My Dad told me when I was young, “Do everything to the best of your abilities, be honest, treat others with dignity, respect and work hard. Then, when you lay your head down to sleep that evening, you will have peace of mind.”
Here's what team members have to say about Kevin:
"Kevin is always rock solid for Knight. He brings us a wealth of knowledge and a heart for what’s right for our clients. "
- Paul Shelton
"Kevin Foster is a top Project Manager for Knight Security Systems. Kevin’s will and skill provide him a base to be a go-to leader for our installation business. Kevin has the technical knowledge, is organized, pays attention to detail, and enjoys teaching our fellow technicians. Kevin’s ownership of our MAC projects is one of the main reasons North Texas has delivered two record years in a row. Kevin is a pleasure to have on our North Texas Team."
- Mark Purcell