Five Questions with VMP’s Keith Fulmer

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

STEVENSVILLE, Md.—Did you know President of Video Mount Products (VMP), Keith Fulmer, can play the spoons? Yeah, neither did we! Learn more about Fulmer’s family, trends he’s seeing in the industry, his favorite books and more.

ARE YOU MARRIED? ANY KIDS? ANY PETS?
Very happily married (2nd try) and we have three boys (28, 25 and 22). They couldn’t be more different, except when they are together and then they are all the same – goofballs.

WHAT’S SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT YOU THAT YOUR COWORKERS MAY NOT KNOW?
I grew up in a musical family and all I can play is the spoons (not bad though). I also write fun poems for family birthdays.

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO START THE DAY TO ENSURE IT IS SUCCESSFUL AND PRODUCTIVE?
I always try to accomplish something before seven o’clock in the morning. It can be as simple as folding laundry or doing the dishes, but I always want to start the day with at least one accomplishment.

WHAT TRENDS ARE YOU CURRENTLY SEEING IN THE SECURITY INDUSTRY?
We are seeing a blending of industries, especially AV, communications and security. These three disciplines work well together, and the installers and integrators that are embracing this “Cross-Platform” approach are enjoying growing success.

WHAT PODCAST, MOVIE OR BOOK WOULD YOUR RECOMMEND TO OTHERS AND WHY?
I haven’t really embraced regular listening of podcasts. Not sure if it’s because I’m a generation (or two) behind the curve or not, but I just haven’t done very well in that space. Books and movies – my “go-tos” would be Daniel Coleman’s “Emotional Intelligence” and John Wooden’s “Wooden on Leadership.” These are both great reads and amazingly insightful with regards to understanding the interaction of rational and emotional thought ... in Wooden’s case, how to build a winning organization by maximizing potential. “Don’t let what you cannot do, interfere with what you can do.”  One of my favorite quotes.