Who We Are & What We Do

BarricAid Technology Group was created from an idea of utilizing technology to protect classrooms in the event of an active shooter. Co-Founders Roland Trout, Michael Pittman, and Neal Davis saw that school safety was designed around trying to prevent access to buildings. Yet, no one had created a solution if those security methods fail. The company’s patented ‘BarricAid System’ has officially launched and is coming to a school near you.

To see how BarricAid works, click here.

Executive Team

Brandon Macaluso – President / CEO – brandon@barricaidtech.com – A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Brandon started his career over 20 years in the telecommunications industry. His experience ranges from building some of the top go to market strategies for our country’s top cellular providers to working alongside some of the largest technology vendors and distributors worldwide.  Honing a deep background in Information Technology, Brandon has a proven track record of leading projects, managing people and delivering unmatched results throughout his career.  To Brandon, the mission is simple: When it comes to our children’s safety, we owe it to them to provide a safe, healthy learning environment.
Josh Hedrick – President / CFO –  josh@barricaidtech.com – In addition to his role with BarricAid Technology Group, Josh serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Trailers of the East Coast in Mocksville, North Carolina.  He has extensive experience in financial analysis, private equity valuation, commercial and residential real estate, banking, competitive analytics, macroeconomics and corporate finance.  He earned a Master of Accountancy from the University of North Carolina, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Pfeiffer University.  In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of BarricAid, he also serves on the board of the J. Smith Young YMCA in Lexington, North Carolina, where he resides with his wife and son.

Board of Directors

Marshall Croom
Stephen Pippin


Roland Trout
Mike Pittman
Neal Davis