ASAP Identification Security, Inc., has been helping businesses, schools and corporations for almost 30 years. Located in the heart of the crossroads of America, ASAP is now a top vendor for many of Indiana’s largest employers! ASAP is proud to be a woman-owned business.
Sheila grew up in Indianapolis and attended college in Ohio.
Like many mid-west college grads in the early 90s, she was drawn to the Windy City immediately following college where she lived and worked for Andersen Consulting and was assigned to clients ranging from manufacturing to service to retail. With that knowledge, she applied to and was accepted at Indiana University (Kelley) School of Business where she earned her MBA in Operations Management.
With her newfound degree, Sheila was recruited by Hewlett Packard/Agilent to lead a global team to identify opportunities for efficiency improvements throughout the supply chain and then work to establish and optimize distribution centers in the US, Europa and Asia. The years at HP/Agilent were fantastic and enabled her to travel extensively and work with colleagues from all corners of the world.
Post HP/Agilent, Sheila and her husband and children decided living/working closer to home was her next calling so it was then that she took over her father’s small photo ID business in Indianapolis and she has worked to expand and grow to be a top vendor for many of Indiana’s largest employers. She is well on her way!
Tom was born and raised in Delaware where he attended Archmere Academy and University of Delaware (Fighting Blue Hens) where he earned a BA in History and Social Studies. Upon completion of his degree, he joined the US Navy, became a commissioned Salvage and Diving Officer and a served on the USS Current.
Following his time in the US Navy, Tom met and married his best friend, Mary Ellen in 1959 and shortly thereafter they started a family. In 1964, Tom earned his Masters in Social Science Education and worked in the Delaware Public Schools and in 1968 he moved his wife and 6 children on a grand adventure from Delaware to Indiana in order for Tom to complete his Masters in Economics Education at Purdue University. In 1970 the family (now 7 children) moved to Bloomington, IN for Tom to pursue his Doctorate from Indiana University.
For the family, there was 1 more child and 1 more move in the future. In 1973, Tom was recruited as a teacher and the principal of a high school in Indianapolis. The family of 10 + trusty dog, Pete, moved to their new home in August 1973 to start a new adventure.
After 10 years of school administration, Tom accepted a position with the US Army as a Supervisory Instructional Systems Specialist, but his entrepreneurial spirit was beginning to take hold and he started ASAP Identification in the basement (no, not the HP garage) of his family home while still working for the US Army. In 1994 he moved into an office space in downtown Indianapolis and quit his job at the US Army to pursue ASAP full time. In 2006 he was joined by his daughter, Sheila.
Tom is now retired. He is a prostate cancer and melanoma survivor and now is fighting early dementia. Fortunately for his family, his dementia has left him only with some memory issues but he is still the lovable, happy and optimistic Tommy that we all have gotten to know over the years. He is cared for by his loving wife and his community. While we hope and pray for a cure for this devastating disease, we hold onto all the loving memories that no one can take from us!