OUR TEAM

Extraordinary technology is powerful, with extraordinary service behind it.  Our team is exceptionally prepared with decades of experience, persistent training regimens, and organized communications.  We are committed to making sure that your system performs optimally, protecting your staff and your facilities around the clock.

The IST team delivers quality electronic security solutions that protect Hawaii’s government, its businesses, and their employees since 1998.  Our technical, experienced staff is called upon during all hours of the night, and across the Pacific to as far away as Kwajalein atoll, to support solutions that protect our country’s strategic and economic interests.  Local utilities, banks, hospitals, and educational institutions also leverage our outstanding Signature Service to minimize their security risks.

Leading Hawaii to a Safer Place comes with a responsibility that we take seriously.  If you’re serious about protecting your staff and your facilities, we’re confident we can help you. Call us today for a confidential assessment.

Christine Lanning
President

With over 20 years working in the information technology field, Christine always had an affinity for technology.  She earned a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii in 2001 and a Masters of Science in Information Systems from Hawaii Pacific University in 2004.

2020 marked a milestone as she was awarded the SBA Leader of the Year in Hawaii.  Something she uses to help promote women and minority owned businesses.

 

In 2014 Christine was awarded the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) Woman of the Year Award.  A year later she became the first women to be elected to the Board of Directors for PSA Security Network, North America’s largest electronic security cooperative.  In 2016 she was named Pacific Business News Women to Watch.

IST’s mission “Leading Hawaii to a Safer Place” reflects her commitment to the local community and the security industry.  Christine serves on several boards including Hawaii Pacific University, AFCEA International, Associated Builders and Contractors, the Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council, PSA Security, and the Pacific Club (oldest private club in Hawaii).

 

She is also an active member in the National Association of Women in Construction, CIO Council of Honolulu, and InfraGard,

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Alana Batschelet
Account Manager

New to the Security Industry, I joined the IST Team in August 2020 bringing with me over 15 years’ experience specializing in customer relations and a passion for helping people. 

 

My interest in security and protecting people began during my time in the Army as a Military Police Officer.  I have an analytic mind with a focus on creative thinking which enables me to see a multitude of possibilities in a short period of time.

 

Working with non-profit organizations and giving back to our local community is very important to me.  You can find me volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Leeward and assisting with beach cleanups around the island.

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Chaz Ebisu
Account Manager

Chaz has a passion for Leading Hawaii to a Safer Place and helping people along the way.  

 

Chaz graduated with an accounting degree and met some life-shaping coaches, In volleyball and other sports, along the way who helped him build the strong foundation of morals and civic-minded values that he keeps close today. He aspires to hold that same leadership compass to true north for his own children eventually and wanted to give a shout out to everyone in child development and education.

As with his security responsibilities, he believes that the parents, siblings, friends, teachers, and counselors of today’s youth also carry the weight of our community’s future on their shoulders, and he takes securing that future for them seriously.

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Hunter
Employee Engagement Champion

I've been at IST since 2016.  My job is happiness in the workplace.  I'm sure I have more responsibilities like lizard hunting and snack eating, but hey I'm a dog.

I take my job very seriously.  I'm pretty sure I'm the only thing holding this company together.

Andrew Lanning
Co-Founder

Andrew Lanning has been in the computer, electronics, and security field since 1982. He joined the US Navy in 1985 to work on shipboard weapons systems, and earned a combat-action ribbon for duties performed in the Persian Gulf in 1988.

 

Mr. Lanning is a graduate of the Honolulu FBI citizen’s academy and the current President of the InfraGard Hawaii Members Alliance. He is also the Chairman of the InfraGard National Members Alliance’s Electronic Security Industry Cross Sector Council, and an active member of the National Defense Information Sharing and Analysis Center. His recent industry accolades include the SSN 2022 Security Legend Award, the 2021 IFSEC #1 Security & Fire Global Influencer Award, and the 2020 SIA Women in Security Forum Progress Award. In 2019 he received the Security Industry Association’s Jay Haughn Excellence in Partnerships Award and the PSA Security Network’s Paul Marcus Award.  

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Michael Gonzalez
Business Development Manager

Michael has been a security professional for over 20 years. He spent much of that at Hawaiian Electric upgrading physical and electronic security measures for critical infrastructure. Prior to that, he managed security teams of various sizes and complexity in the contract security world after serving in the US Army as an infantryman and military police officer.

 

Michael is passionate about solving complex problems, and is dedicated to improving the safety and security of all of Hawaii’s residents. On his off time, Michael volunteers as a peer mentor with the Wounded Warrior Project, and volunteers his time to assist The Mission Continues and Team Rubicon.

 

Michael enjoys anything high tech, including gaming, VR, and new security technologies, but you’ll also find him enjoying the great outdoors through fishing, hunting, and hiking whenever possible. Michael joined IST in 2020 and has been focusing on the company’s internal business systems, technology portfolio, and leadership.

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Luka Sagapolutele
Account Manager

Luka has been in the security industry a few years before he joined IST.  Before then he worked at the Department of Education and served in his church in various roles.

 

He quickly moved up in the technical ranks and decided he's like to try out account management. Luka's customer service background and ability to build strong relationships made him a good fit for the role.

He is passionate about creating meaningful relationships that help solve customer problems.  With his technical background he understands security and how it fits in an organizations overall security risk management plan.

He is a father and a husband and is passionate about keeping them safe.  He applies the same value for safety to his customer facilities.  He is excited to be a part of the IST team that holds values of accountability, passionate curiosity, adaptability, integrity, and collaboration.

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Kaitlin Nakano
Account Manager

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