In 1998, Susumo Azano founded Security Tracking Device SA de CV. The company focuses on developing surveillance and security systems. At the beginning, the company focused on developing and implementing tracking devices for transportation. As the company grew, it started to focus on wireless security networks as well as government projects. When the business works on government projects, it partners with a country to improve the defense. One of the major areas of focus for government projects is fighting against drug trafficking.
As chairman for Security Tracking Device SA de CV, Azano ensures that the company fulfills it mission and meets its goals. He works with a board of directors to oversee the business and maintain the confidentiality of the business' contracts. He has also helped to implement the new technologies the company uses around the world in its strategic partnerships. As the leader of the board of directors, Susumo Azano helps craft the company's vision and values for the long term.
Azano has been serving as chairman for Security Tracking Devices SA CV since the beginning. He has been with the business since the start, taking the driver's seat when the going got rough. Under his leadership, the business has become an international force in the security system industry. The company's products and services are in high demand around the world, including in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.
Susumo Azano was born in August of 1965 in Guadalajara, Mexico. He is a third generation Japanese-American. Azano attended the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (UAD) in Mexico. The university was founded in 1935 as a protest against the socialist education system in the country under the leadership of president General Lazaro Cardenas. The school's name means the Independent University of Guadalajara, to distinguish it from the public University of Guadalajara. The school currently has 16,000 students, some of whom have traveled from countries such as Japan, Canada and the US to attend the university.
The university has been ranked among the top five schools in the country. As a student there, Susumo Azano earned a degree in architecture. The architecture program draws students from around the world, who either earn their degree from the school or attend the university as study abroad students. The study of architecture combines an eye for art and design with a strong technical and scientific background. Students studying architecture learn to build buildings that not only look pretty but are also able to remain standing in most situations.
After finishing his degree and graduating from university, Susumo Azano began working for Grupo Azano in 1984. He was the general manager with the company for a decade, from 1984 to 1994. His training in architecture provided him with the transferable skills needed to succeed as a manager.
Grupo Azano is a business based in Mexico that has more than four decades of experience in a diverse number of areas, such as construction for industrial, low income housing and special projects and engineering. The company was founded fourty years ago by Susumu Azano Moritani, a prestige engineer from Guadalajara, member of several boards and Chairman of Grupo Azano
The goal of the organization is to provide a range of services to its clients. To do this, it has focused on several different areas. Grupo Azano is made up of several companies, including TEI Construction, PEI Ingenieros y Asociados S.A. de C.V., Diseño e Impresos de Seguridad S.A. de C.V. and Rolados de México S.A. de C.V.
TEI Construction was formed in the 1960s. Today, it is one of the most competitive construction companies in Mexico. The business has been responsible for the development of around 2 million square meters in the industrial sector of both Brazil and Mexico. It has also developed over 400,000 square meters of residential properties in Mexico. The company was formed when the founder of the business decided to join together his other two businesses, Integral Roofing that in the 80’s covered 10,000 m2 a day and Avanti Construction.
Another company that is part of Grupo Azano is Rolados de Mexico, which specializes in steel profiles. The business makes use of Japanese technology to install 36,000 tons of steel every year. It was founded in 1979 in response to the development of TEI. TEI was expected to produce large buildings and needed a supplier for steel.
PEI Engineers and Associates was started as a consulting company for TEI. The company focuses on urban development. Past projects have included the Expo Guadalajara Hotels.
The fourth company under the Grupo Azano umbrella is D&IS, which was founded in 1989. The goal of D&IS is to produce high security products using international patents. The business employs highly qualified personnel and makes use of the most advanced technology to guarantee quality. The company works with national and international businesss as well as governments. It implements vehicle control systems, designs and prints high security documents.
After a decade at Grupo Azano, Susumo Azano moved on. He became the Chairman/CEO of TDI in 1995. He remained with the company until 1998. TDI was a developer. While Azano was leading the business, he was responsible for the construction and development of a 450 residence project. The homes built were intended for middle class families.
Security Tracking Devices
In 1998, Susumo Azano left TDI and went on to create his own business, Security Tracking Devices SA CV. In the 1990s, the company's focus was on creating tracking devices for cargo vehicles. The business then expanded to provide wireless security networks for telecommunications and government.
One of the company's earlier projects involved working with the Social Security department in Mexico. Security Tracking Devices, under the leadership of Susumo Azano, installed the largest Voice of Internet Protocol (VoIP) system for the department in 2003 and 2004. Unlike regular telephone systems, which transmit data through copper cable, VoIP systems connect calls using IP networks. VoIP systems are generally considerably more cost effective and affordable than standard telephone lines. By 2008, 80 percent of all lines installed for businesses were VoIP. When Security Tracking Devices installed the VoIP system for the Social Security department, it was the largest in the country with over 120,000 extensions.
Since 2005, the business has specialized in homeland security. It designs platforms that secure the borders of a country and reduce instances of smuggling or violent attacks on governments.
STDi, in been specialized in Homeland Security Solutions since 2005 till today designing platforms with multi-task technologies to secure country borders, smuggling and violent attacks to Governments around the world such as Middle East, Europe and Latin America.
In 2010, Security Tracking Devices won a contract with the Department of Defense in Mexico (SEDENA). With government contracts, the company is able to work with a country in a collaborative fashion. The goal is to improve a country's defense. A fews ways in which the business has helped improve national include using technology to record and capture espionage phone calls. The company also filters communication between gang members and focuses making drug trafficking more difficult. The business has earned the Best Business Developer of Homeland Security Projects award in Mexico.
As the chairman for Security Tracking Devices, Susumo Azano has seen the company through a number of changes over the past 15 years. One of his goals as the chairman was to help the company achieve its mission and to form strategic partnerships across the globe. Under the leadership of Susumo Azano, Security Tracking Devices has become an international force in the homeland security arena.
As technology develops, homeland security will become more and more important. Susumo Azano has shown that he has the leadership and abilities to work with government on confidential security projects. Growth and development should be a part of any business plan and apart of any individual's life plan. By taking the skills he first learned in university and expanding on them as he moved through his career, Azano has demonstrated that he has what it takes to be a leader in his industry and to guide a business.
Security Tracking Devices has become a top player in the field. With Susumo Azano as chairman, it should be able to take on even more contracts and to continue to be an influence in the industry. As technology changes and grows, it is expected that the company will also grow and change. It has also demonstrated an ability to adapt to changing times, by evolving over the years from a business that created and installed tracking devices to an award winning company praised for its work with governments and for its confidentiality. As security continues to be a big concern, Security Tracking Devices, under Azano's leadership, plans to be at the forefront of new developments in homeland security.