Congratulations to Irving’s New Chief of Police

NEC has been a part of the Irving community for over 30 years, and in that time we have seen many positive changes and been a part of the city’s growth and development. We also have a long standing relationship with the Irving Police Department and its former police chief, Larry Boyd, who retired last year. We are thankful for his leadership of the department for the last 12 years and his contributions to the community. It was a pleasure working with him and we wish him well in this new chapter of life.

Irving new police chief Accompanying former Chief Boyd on many of his visits to NECAM was Assistant Police Chief Jeff Spivey. Like Chief Boyd, Chief Spivey has a dedication to his profession and to the people of Irving that is admirable. He is also a strong supporter of the Irving Advocacy Center, awarded a grant from the NEC Foundation last year.

We are pleased that after conducting an extensive search, Irving City Manager Chris Hillman recommended Chief Jeff Spivey as the new Irving Chief of Police. He was confirmed March 23, 2017 by the Irving City Council. Join me in congratulating Irving’s new Chief of Police! We look forward to many more years of collaboration in serving the local community.

*Photo Credit – City of Irving Police Department

President and CEO


Shin Takahashi is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NEC Corporation of America, a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, networking, communications and biometrics solutions for the enterprise, public sector and service provider markets. In his role, Mr. Takahashi is responsible for the business strategy, operations and leadership of the company. Mr. Takahashi is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of extensive sales, marketing, business development and management experience with NEC Corporation and NEC Corporation of America, primarily in satellite, network and wireless communications. Before joining NEC Corporation of America in January 2013, Mr. Takahashi was President of JAE Electronics, Inc., a provider of advanced electronic components and aerospace products. As head of JAE Electronics, he was instrumental in strengthening the focus on customers and innovation as well as driving significant new business growth. Mr. Takahashi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sophia University, Tokyo and attended the University of Wisconsin as part of an International Exchange Program.