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Tony Harris

Anthony “Tony” Harris is the current president and CEO of Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO), manufacturer of density meters and contraband detection equipment for contraband of all types, explosives and ‘dirty bombs.’ The main customers for contraband detectors designed and manufactured by CSECO include the United States State Department, Department of Homeland Security, and the United States Customs and Border Protection. These products are also used by domestic and international law enforcement agencies. Prior to acquiring CSECO, Harris was the vice president of marketing for Calpine Corporation which is headquartered in San Jose, California. While he was there, he was responsible for brand management, marketing development and execution, new product development, advertising and sales training. Prior to his time at Calpine, Harris was vice of National sales training. Prior to his time at Calpine, Harris was vice of National Account Services and Western Region sales at PG&E Services in San Francisco. Other positions he has held include vice president of marketing and sales for Pacific Gas & Electric Company as well as president of Standard Pacific Gas Line, Inc.

Harris is not a stranger to entrepreneurship. He has also been the president and CEO of StyleChoice.com, a Silicon Valley start-up venture as well as president and CEO of Sonoma Ford/Lincoln Mercury. Harris is a 1975 graduate of Purdue University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business in 1979. Purdue University has recognized Harris’ contribution to the Engineering industry by naming him Purdue Outstanding Mechanical Engineer in 1999, Distinguished Engineering Alumnus in 2008, and conferring the degree of Doctor of Engineering, honoris causa, upon Dr. Harris in 2013. While a student at Purdue, Harris was one of the founders of the National Society of Black Engineers, in which he currently serves as Chair of the organization’s National Advisory Board. He also serves on the board of directors for the Oakland Museum of California and the advisory board of One California Bank. He recently began serving on the Purdue University Global Affairs Strategic Advisory Council (SAC) and was appointed to the Board of Directors for Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. In 2015 he was appointed to the board of directors of Westport Fuel Systems Corporation.


Patrick J Campbell

Patrick J. Campbell
Patrick J. Campbell founded Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) in 1984. He has over 35 years of experience designing and manufacturing equipment and tools using radioactive elements. He is known for specializing in the development of tools that are easy enough for ‘non-technical personnel’ to use effectively with very little training. Because of his reputation in the industry, Campbell was approached by the federal government to develop a density menter and contraband detector that would be able to locate hidden contraband using radioactive isotopes, looking primarily for cash and narcotics. Campbell said he could design the contraband detector, but only if he were allowed to work with the actual “end users” when designing the tools. He was introduced to a number of US Customs and Border Protection agents who worked with him to design the density meter known as the now famous “Buster” contraband detector.

Patrick J CampbellBecause of his reputation in the industry, Campbell was approached by the federal government to develop a density menter and contraband detector that would be able to locate hidden contraband using radioactive isotopes, looking primarily for cash and narcotics. Campbell said he could design the contraband detector, but only if he were allowed to work with the actual “end users” when designing the tools. He was introduced to a number of US Customs and Border Protection agents who worked with him to design the density meter known as the now famous “Buster” contraband detector.

CSECO has manufactured and delivered nearly 10,000 “Busters” to law enforcement agencies in the United States and around the world. The “Buster” has become the gold standard for density meters and contraband detection by US government agencies, as well as local and domestic law enforcement agencies in the US and abroad.

Patrick J Campbell
President Bush with the Buster K910B Density Meter

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Tony Harris, President and CEO, and Pat Campbell, founder, of CSECO explain about the Buster density meter and other contraband detectors.

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How Does a Density Meter Detect Contraband? - Wednesday, October 23, 2019

density meter is any device that measures the density (compactness) of an object. But not all density meters are made equally. There is a density meter that is used for scientific purposes, while other density meters are used for law enforcement purposes.

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How Campbell Security Became CSECO - Friday, September 20, 2019

Campbell Security, currently known as Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO), is the leading name when it comes to contraband detection tools. It is principally renowned as the creator of the Buster density meter and contraband detector, although the company has a stellar number of other contraband detection tools as well.

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The Buster Density Meter – Trusted for Many Reasons - Friday, September 20, 2019

Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) as we all know, is the creator of the Buster density meter and contraband detector. Developed and designed by company founder Patrick J. Campbell with significant input from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents, the Buster does the job of detecting hidden contraband in a quick, accurate and efficient way, but is also surprisingly easy to use.

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