The Copp Systems Executive Team

The executive team behind Copp Systems has decades of expertise in the security, life safety, communications and information technology industries. We also take a personal approach to this business, and that’s reflected in the close relationships we have with our customers and our colleagues.

Copp Systems Team

Our executive team is supported by a team of dozens of experienced and dedicated technicians, system administrators, engineers, project administrators, commercial electricians, and installers. All technicians are factory trained and radio dispatched with over 110 years of experience at Copp Systems alone. From sales and service to installation and maintenance, you can be assured that your business is in the most capable hands of our business.

Bill DeFries, CEO/Owner

Bill DeFries has led Copp Systems as the CEO/Owner since 2012. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, DeFries began his career in sales and developed a broad and deep understanding of the security systems industry. Under his leadership, Copp Systems has expanded its capabilities to provide cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions, including the new Footprint Situational Awareness Software.

As a proud American veteran, DeFries is passionate about giving to the community and was inducted into the class of 2017 Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame in recognition for supporting the Dayton area community. A former Trustee of the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Executive Committee, he currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the National VA History Center Foundation, American Veterans Heritage Center, and the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Foundation.

Paul Roy, President

Paul Roy serves as President of Copp Systems. Paul's 35+ years of diverse technology work experience includes executive leadership roles in telecommunication, information technology, manufacturing, logistics, and large scale service related industries. Paul spends much of his time attending to details behind the scenes ensuring operations and processes are scalable and effective. Paul is responsible for driving Copp Systems strategic plan and overall operations, ensuring sustainable growth of the company. He is passionate in delivering the best in class services to all our clients.

Before joining Copp Systems, Paul founded Contingent Network Services that he successfully grew and operated all aspects of the business and championed new technology offerings. The company was acquired by Comcast.

Paul resides in Warren County with his wife, Lori. They enjoy traveling, classic cars, and spending time with family and friends.