A history of enabling customer transformation

In 1976, Primary Systems was founded in St. Louis, MO as a uniquely qualified company to provide for the design installation and maintenance of Life Safety systems.  For over 40 years, Primary Systems has provided customized and comprehensive solutions within the greater St. Louis, Southern & Central Illinois Healthcare and K-12 Education markets. 

Primary Systems is the trusted source for communication, security, and life safety solutions that meet the needs of our customers. We utilize a consultative approach to conduct an in-depth needs analysis, enabling our customers to fulfill their mission critical processes. As industries continue to evolve, we constantly research and select only the best-in class product collection. Our mission is to utilize these products to create an integrated solution with your goals and needs in mind, ensuring satisfaction, flawless integration, and system adoption. At Primary Systems, we strive to exceed your expectations and invest the time and resources into every job. 

Proud members of

Leadership Team

Steven Potts


Steven brings over thirty years of leadership experience in the management, sales, and marketing fields. Prior to Primary Systems, he was Director of Sales at Lucent Technologies with an impressive record of P&L management and operations and marketing. Steven has also worked with various start-up firms to establish market presence and strategic accounts in the Telecommunications field.

Jim Faber


Jim is responsible for the financial affairs of the company including accounting, financial reporting, controllership, budgets and treasury. In addition, he oversees the administrative functions and management of human resources. Jim was essential to the development of Primary Systems current financial plans and policies, accounting and administrative practices, personnel policies and implementation of the management accounting system needed to support the growth and goals of the company. Jim has more than 30 years experience in accounting and financial management with a proven background in the construction industry.

Tony Perotti


Tony is an innovative and forward-thinking leader with successful experience in hands-on technical design, development, and implementation operations with particular expertise in enterprise-based integrations, interoperability, and end-user support services management.

As CTO, Tony will play a key role in the continued development of Primary Systems’ corporate vision and strategy along with transforming that vision into detailed action plans that result in cutting-edge technology solutions.