Avigilon, the performance and value leader in high definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance systems, today announced that it has promoted key executives within the organization and hired three new sales executives to effectively address the growing demand for the company’s award-winning HD surveillance solution around the world.
“With a 300 percent growth rate year over year since 2007, we continue to demonstrate our unrelenting commitment to excellence,” said Alexander Fernandes, president and CEO at Avigilon. “By adding experienced and highly respected professionals and promoting high- performance individuals from within the company, we will remain well-positioned to handle the fast-pace growth we expect in 2011 and beyond.”
The top global sales performer in 2008 and 2009, Bryan Schmode has been promoted to vice president of sales for the Americas and Asia Pacific, responsible for heading up Avigilon’s business operations to support continued growth throughout the Americas and Asia Pacific. A top sales performer at Avigilon for the past three years, Brian Giampaoli has been promoted to senior sales director for the Eastern United States, responsible for managing customer, integrator, and consultant relationships and generating growth in the region.
Bryan Terrell has been appointed to the newly created position of regional sales director for the South Central United States and will be responsible for managing existing customer needs and bolstering sales in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Bryan comes to Avigilon from Convergint Technologies, a systems integrator, where he served as an account executive for integrated security sales. While there, Bryan successfully managed clients including the Dallas Independent School District, Southwest Airlines, and Raytheon NCS Division.
Gary Thomas will take on the role of regional sales director for the Pacific Northwest, responsible for meeting the growing market demand for Avigilon’s award winning HD surveillance solutions in the region. Gary joins Avigilon from IQinVision where he was the regional sales manager for the Southwest. He brings an extensive background in IP video surveillance selling to high profile critical infrastructure accounts including major airports, seaports, mass transit, USN, and USAF. Gary has been the top sales producer at Agent Vi, Vidient, VisitaScape and Lucent Technologies where he managed sales organizations and secured large reference accounts.
Kaj Långström has been appointed the regional sales director for the Nordic countries and the Baltics, responsible for driving sales and supporting Avigilon customers and partners in the region. Before joining Avigilon, Kaj was a sales manager at Mirasys, Ltd., a European provider of IP video and audio surveillance solutions, where he grew sales on average of 20 percent annually in Scandinavia, Benelux, and the Baltics. While there, Kaj was responsible for sales to more than 500 bank branches, 8,000 cameras to the biggest retail chain in Norway, and more than 3,000 cameras to the telecommunications industry in Benelux. Previously, Kaj was an account manager at Dell Inc. in Finland, where he sold complete IT solutions for the small and mid-sized market.
Avigilon (avigilon.com) designs, manufactures, and markets award-winning HD surveillance systems. The performance and value leader, Avigilon’s solutions protect and monitor thousands of customer sites in more than 60 countries around the world. Avigilon Control Center, the world’s first open HD Network Video Management Software platform, and megapixel cameras deliver full situational awareness and actionable image detail. Campuses, transportation systems, healthcare providers, public venues, infrastructure, and manufacturing sites with security, safety validation, and compliance requirements all benefit from reduced investigation time and more successful investigations by immediately producing indisputable video evidence. Avigilon earned Frost & Sullivan’s HD Surveillance Company of the Year award in 2009, the Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation in 2010, and was ranked among the top five fastest growing technology companies in Canada in the 2010 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking.