MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP

The INNOVO Security Works story starts with Barrier Concepts - later incorporated as Crisp Barriers, Inc.

Since 1984, Crisp Barriers has provided creative and custom barrier, gate and fencing designs that protect assets all over the world. 

Crisp Barriers is now a part of INNOVO Security Works, combining time-tested products with new standards for innovation, performance, and service.

JOHN F. COX

PRESIDENT

As President of Innovo Security Works, LLC, John Cox has more than 30 years of management experience in start up and operation of multiple companies, including engineering, waste management, manufacturing, financial services, administrative services, and sports and entertainment entities.

 

He specializes in the development and implementation of a variety of product and management systems as well as development, approval, implementation, and tracking of operations, project budgets, cost estimates, and corporate financial plans.

John earned his M.B.A from The University of Tennessee. He has also served as President and CEO of security, sports and entertainment, and engineering and environmental services companies.

JAY COX

VICE PRESIDENT

As Vice President and General Counsel of Innovo Security Works, LLC, Jay Cox monitors all operations to ensure compliance with legal requirements. His legal experience includes incorporation, state registration, annual reporting, and corporate governance for corporations as well as mergers, asset acquisitions, sales of business assets, wind down and termination of business enterprises, and tax compliance.

 

He specializes in the manufacturing engineering services, administrative services, financial services, real estate, sales, and sports and entertainment industries.

 

Jay received a J.D. and M.B.A. from University of Memphis and a B.S. in Economics from The University of Tennessee. He has eight years of experience working directly in the security barrier industry as a sales employee, counsel, and business owner.

RONALD W. ANDERSON

DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Ron Anderson brings 29 years of experience in technical and management support to his role at Innovo Security Works, LLC. 

 

His experience includes engineered products, projects, business planning, marketing, contract management, planning, project performance measurement, manufacturing, business development, sales, quality assurance and product design. He also specializes in design documentation and manufacturing specifications for standard design and custom-engineered equipment.

 

Ron received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and completed graduate studies in Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee. He is licensed as an Engineer in Training by the State of Tennessee. He also served as President and COO of engineering, environmental services, and start-up development stage companies.

ABBY STRICKLAND

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Abby Strickland is passionate about brand messaging, marketing, and storytelling. As the Director of Communications for Innovo Security Works, LLC, she establishes and executes marketing goals, implements social outreach through digital communication, creates brand awareness, and crafts messaging to best aid all Innovo clients with their needs.

 

Before joining the staff at Innovo, Abby was the Director of Communications for a nonprofit arts organization and worked in higher education communications. She received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in English from Carson-Newman University.

 

 In her free time, Abby is constantly creating. She describes herself as a theatre nerd, happy soon-to-be wife, and proud plant mom.

TAYLOR COX

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Taylor Cox serves as the Operations Manager for Innovo Security Works, LLC. He brings his solution-oriented mindset to the production and operations functions he manages for the company.

Taylor brings more than 8 years of hands on experience working doing demolition, construction, installation, and maintenance and support of mechanical systems for Crisp Barriers, ORNL, Y-12 as well as a large mechanical contractor. Taylor also has his own custom furniture startup.

When not managing production and operations, Taylor enjoys Olympic lifting, spending time with his dog, hiking and kayaking, and hockey.

ASHLEIGH DEPETRO

DIRECTOR OF SALES

Ashleigh DePetro helps businesses thrive. As the Director of Sales for Innovo Security Works LLC, she builds lasting partnerships by delivering exemplary customer service and working collaboratively with clients to achieve their goals. With over 10 years of experience in client services and 5 years of experience in consultative sales, Ashleigh provides innovative solutions that fit the specific needs of your business.

Before she began her career as a sales executive, Ashleigh served as a proposal writer for non-profit organizations in education and the arts. She has a B.A. in Rhetoric and Composition from Georgia State University and a Professional Certification in Publishing from New York University.

Ashleigh is an adventurer and is always pushing herself to new heights. She enjoys rock climbing, traveling, and sharing her experiences through her short stories and paintings.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Innovo Security Works, LLC is committed to cultivating a workplace that prioritizes and celebrates diversity. Our actions and company values are rooted in our passion to create an environment that is welcoming to all. We commit ourselves to making our corner of the professional world a more equitable and inclusive space through continued education and fair work practices.​