Leader in high-definition surveillance promotes Pedro Simoes to
Vice-President of Sales, Europe, Africa, and Latin America, appoints
two new senior sales executives, and promotes two top performing
European sales executives
VANCOUVER, Jan. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Avigilon, a leader in high-definition
(HD) and megapixel video surveillance systems, today announced the
expansion of its European sales force to meet the growing surveillance
needs in the region. The Avigilon high-definition surveillance solution
has gained significant market share in Europe where high-profile
customers such as Airberg Ltd, Associated British Ports, Bossard Arena,
Celle Museum, Pan Nordic Logistics, and 20 Old Bailey rely on the
superior image quality of the Avigilon solution to better protect
employees, customers, and critical assets.
"The EMEA region, comprised of the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and
Africa currently accounts for 30 percent of our annual revenue and
continues to grow every year as the demand for Avigilon's
high-definition surveillance solution continues to build," said
Alexander Fernandes, President and CEO of Avigilon. "The most recent
expansion of our sales team in Europe will allow us to expand
Avigilon's footprint in this very important market and further
accelerate our growth around the world."
Pedro Simoes, Vice President of Sales, Europe, Africa, and Latin America
To meet the growing demand for Avigilon's high-definition surveillance
solution in EMEA and Latin America, Avigilon has promoted Pedro Simoes
from Senior Director of Sales, South Europe, and Latin America to Vice
President of Sales, Europe, Africa, and Latin America. Reporting to
Bryan Schmode, Vice President of Global Sales, Simoes will oversee
Avigilon's continued sales expansion in EMEA and Latin America, hiring
new sales executives and recruiting new partners in both regions.
Dean Brazenall, Senior Director of Sales, Northern Europe
An experienced security sales veteran, Dean Brazenall has been appointed
Senior Director of Sales for Northern Europe. Prior to joining
Avigilon, Brazenell was a member of Samsung's senior management team.
Previously, he was the head of sales for Bosch in the UK, where he
helped establish the company as a leading player in the UK security
market at the time.
Dave Small, UK Regional Sales Manager
A top performing account manager, Dave Small has been appointed the new
Regional Sales Manager for the UK. In this role, Small will be
responsible for managing Avigilon's existing business and creating new
sales growth in the region. Small joins Avigilon from ACAL BFI, a
value-added distributor, where he served as Field Sales Manager for the
Visible Imaging Division.
Avigilon has also promoted two of its top performing sales executives:
Celestino Gheoni has been promoted from Director of Sales for Italy,
Malta, Balkans, and Middle Europe to Senior Director of Sales, South
Andrej Curakovic has been promoted from Regional Sales Manager of the
Balkans and Middle Europe to Regional Sales Director for the same
Avigilon is a leader in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of
high-definition, network-based video surveillance systems and equipment
for the global security market. The Avigilon surveillance system has
been designed to provide high quality video capture, transmission,
recording, and playback. The components of the Avigilon system include
cameras, recording hardware, and software which may be sold separately
or in combination to provide customers with a customizable end-to-end
video surveillance solution.