Management

Avigilon Corporation Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

Avigilon Corporation (TSX: AVO), provider of trusted security solutions, reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2017. “Marking our 37th consecutive quarter of year over year revenue growth, in Q1 we increased cash flow from operations by $12.5 million and reported strong gross margins,” said Alexander Fernandes, Avigilon’s Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board.

Jesper Just Jensen New VP Products At Milestone

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), announced that Jesper Just Jensen, former Head of Front End Innovation in the LEGO Group, will take on a new role as Milestone’s Vice President, Products. As VP, Products, Jesper Just Jensen will drive Milestone’s product strategy, including product management and product marketing, with focus on rolling out new open platform products to meet the future needs of the Milestone community.

Matt Klock Now Vice President Of Sales At Robotic Assistance Devices

Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), an innovator in artificial intelligence and robotics, announced it has named Matt Klock as Vice President of Sales for its U.S.-based operations. Klock is responsible for the development and execution of RAD’s business development strategies and will provide skilled sales leadership for RAD’s solutions and growing sales team.

Perry Levine Joins BCDVideo Executive Management Team

BCDVideo introduced 35-year security industry veteran Perry Levine as Director of Strategic Alliances. The newest member of BCDVideo’s Executive Team, Levine will be responsible for articulating the BCDVideo technology message and product platform to National and local security integrators, camera manufacturers, Video Management Software companies, distributors, industry associations, and all technical partners associated with BCDVideo.

Jørgensen, Ræbild, Hansen, Winther, Felding, and Marier Take On New Roles At Milestone

Milestone Systems, a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, has started 2017 by making two senior level recruitments and promoting and appointing four high-performing members of its staff to new roles. As the company extends its global reach and influence, these high caliber individuals will support Milestone’s future innovation and growth. As part of its stated objective to support the VMS open platform community with the best possible levels of talent, innovation and service, these new appointments, promotions and recruitments address the needs of Milestone’s growing community of partners and customers. With the aim of strengthening the Milestone platform and product value propositions, these new appointments will focus on technology innovation, both externally and internally.

Mark D. Steele, Former NeoStrata CEO, New SightLogix Board Director

SightLogix, Inc., the technology leader for smart thermal cameras that protect outdoor areas, announces that Mark D. Steele has joined the Company’s Board of Directors. Steele joins a distinguished Board of industry leaders in their pursuit to deliver a new level of accurate outdoor security to protect critical assets and commercial businesses around the world. Steele is a 30-year veteran of the consumer products and management consulting industries.

Tom Barnes Now In Charge Of Boon Edam’s Entire Canadian Market

Due to Boon Edam’s fast-paced growth and vision for the future, the company must continuously align resources to meet customer needs in today’s dynamic market. To this end, Boon Edam has changed its sales structure in 2017 to allow sales teams to focus on either Security or Architectural product lines. Tom Barnes has been appointed the new Business Development Manager for the entire Canadian market. Tom and his family make their home right outside of Toronto in Oakville Ontario, and he has been active in Eastern Canada since joining Boon Edam in July of 2016.

Mark Maisano Is New Vice President Of Channel Sales At Pivot3

Pivot3, the technology leader of hyperconverged infrastructure solutions for the software-defined datacenter, announced Mark Maisano as its vice president of channel sales. Maisano brings over 15 years of channel expertise, delivering record-setting sales and revenue growth in competitive markets for companies like Acronis, Ingram Micro, and Seagate Technology. Maisano brings extensive experience building strategic corporate alliances that help partners optimize their return on investment and accelerate global go-to-market strategies. During his tenure at Ingram Micro, Mark managed a multi-billion-dollar program, increased profitability, and positioned the company as the leading distributor for multiple best-in-class product lines.

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. And How A Camera Company Grows In Glendale.

Our story below is a good-deal different from that of the Irish-American Francie Nolan found in the 1943 classic. But when you consider what Michael Kaplinsky, Ph.D., and Vladimir Berezin, Ph.D., created in 2003 -originally from Russia- you should be similarly inspired. Axis Communications is credited with being the first IP-camera manufacturer back in 1996. And today there are a plethora of IP-camera manufacturers that have jumped into the market. Security.World has the count at over 350 camera manufacturers. Interestingly, many of those manufacturers entered the market early when it was still “standard definition” resolution. Companies such as IQeye became a very popular “SD” camera manufacturer. They rose quickly and gained significant market success. And they also made a wager on the industry that ‘megapixel’ would not catch on and become viable. Then there were companies —such as Arecont Vision— that made just the opposite wager. Megapixel was going to be “the norm” and the two well-educated company founders put everything they could into building a megapixel camera manufacturer that would deliver on the promise of high-definition resolution.

Andrew Teich, FLIR CEO, To Retire After 33 Years Of Service

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced that Andrew C. Teich, its President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors, plans to retire after 33 years of service. Mr. Teich will continue to serve in his current roles until a successor is appointed. As part of FLIR’s succession planning process, the Board will conduct a comprehensive search for a new CEO. FLIR has retained Korn Ferry International, a leading executive search firm, to assist in the search process.

Jörgen Lantto Joins Zwipe’s Board Of Directors

Biometric tech company Zwipe is pleased to announce the appointment of its newest board member, Jörgen Lantto. Lantto was most recently the CEO of Fingerprint Cards AB, a Swedish high-tech company that designs and manufactures biometric system solutions. Before that he also served as the company’s CTO and head of strategy and product management. During his tenure, Fingerprint Cards grew from a small company to one of the largest companies on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, taking a strong position in the global market. Prior to Fingerprint Cards, he held a range of senior executive positions at global ICT company Ericsson.

Ex-ADT Exec Joins Eagle Eye As President

Ken Francis joined Eagle Eye Networks in 2016 after spending over two years consulting to the industries’ leading service providers on product management, services and acquisition. In his last role, Ken was responsible for ADT’s re-entry in to the commercial market. Once launched, Ken’s focus shifted to the commercial and small business product and acquisition strategies

To Body Cam Or Not To Body Cam – One Police Department’s Question

There is no clear picture whether the Huntington (West Virginia) Police Department can, or even should, invest in body-worn cameras for its officers as circumstances now stand, Chief Joe Ciccarelli said. The potential cost – in purchase, maintenance and storage – could potentially drain hundreds of thousands of dollars from the department, Ciccarelli said, with the do’s and don’t’s still shrouded in a legal gray area.

Axis And Canon Announce Change Of Global Sales And Marketing Framework For Network Video Portfolio

Axis Communications and Canon, Inc. announced an agreement under which the two companies would change their sales and marketing efforts in major regional markets worldwide. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and North America, Axis will assume responsibility for the marketing and sales of Canon’s entire network video product portfolio, starting in EMEA on September 1 and in North America on October 1.

Carole Dougan Retires From Arecont Vision As Vice President North American Sales

Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, has announced the retirement of Carole Dougan as Vice President of North American Sales. During Ms. Dougan’s tenure with Arecont Vision, the company dramatically grew its business in North America. North American sales are on plan for the first half of 2016, achieving significant year-to-date growth over the same period in the preceding year.

Ed Pedersen Is Bosch Security Systems’ New Vice President of Sales

Joining Bosch with more than 24 years of experience in a range of sales and management roles for security system integrators, Ed brings extensive knowledge of the security industry to his new role. He is an accomplished sales leader who has consistently helped drive growth and build successful teams throughout his career.

Mark Mabee Is Vanderbilt’s New Southeast Regional Sales Manager

Mabee joins Vanderbilt with more than 25 years in the security industry as a sales professional in enterprise security systems and applications, systems integration, digital video, access control and associated networking technologies and products. Mabee brings valuable experience in building strategic relationships with valued partners, and developing opportunities in existing and emerging markets.

Matthew Barnette New President At Mercury Security

Mr. Barnette has more than two decades of experience in the security and access control industry, where he has focused on driving innovation, strategy and customer-lead profitability for a number of organizations. Prior to Mercury Security, he served as President of AMAG Technology, a leading provider of access control, video management and end-to-end security management solutions, owned by the UK parent company G4S.