Arecont Vision, the provider of IP-based megapixel camera technology, announces important changes to its executive leadership to better position the company for continued growth. Arecont Vision has promoted several executives to larger roles as part of these changes.

Scott Schafer, Executive Vice President, has left the company. He is on the board of directors and chairman-elect of the Security Industry Association (SIA).

Chief Operating Officer and General Manager

Raul Calderon has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Arecont Vision.

Mr. Calderon was most recently Senior Vice President of the company, responsible for all aspects of Operations, Engineering, and Products. Sales, Marketing, and Support are added now to his duties as COO and GM.  Mr. Calderon joined Arecont Vision in 2007 as Vice President of Strategic Relations, and later as Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Raul has proven his strong vision and his outstanding management skills during his 10 years of increasing responsibilities and successful assignments with the company,” said Dr. Michael Kaplinsky, CEO of Arecont Vision. “Consolidating key aspects of the business under his leadership will enhance the efficiency of our global operations and ensure our ongoing success.”

Raul has proven his strong vision
and his outstanding management
skills during his 10 years of
increasing responsibilities
and successful assignments
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Arecont Vision continues to focus on the needs of our customers by providing the best and most innovative megapixel cameras in the industry,” said Mr. Calderon. “I look forward to this expanded role and the opportunity to lead the company as we continue to meet the growing needs of our customers worldwide.”

Vice President, Americas

Kyle Parker has been promoted to Vice President, Americas from his previous role as Vice President, North America Sales West.

Mr. Parker first joined Arecont Vision in 2013 as Regional Sales Director, North Central. His new assignment leading sales across the USA, Canada, Mexico, and Latin America is a reflection of Mr. Parker’s consistent success for Arecont Vision and the company’s customers and partners. Based in the greater Chicago, Illinois area, Mr. Parker is a graduate of Northwestern University, with a Master’s of Science, Marketing.

Vice President, Global Strategic Accounts

Mitch Fagundes has been promoted to Vice President, Global Strategic Accounts. 

Mr. Fagundes most recently was the Director of Business Development for Arecont Vision. He joined the company in 2011 as Regional Sales Manager, Pacific Northwest, and has been instrumental in the growth of major end user customer sales around the world. In this new assignment, Mr. Fagundes has global responsibility for strategic accounts, distributors, systems integrators, and both the A&E and consultant communities, uniting these key areas together for Arecont Vision for the first time. Mr. Fagundes is based in Fresno, California, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business with an Entrepreneurship focus from California State University, Fresno.

Arecont Vision continues to focus
on the needs of our customers
by providing the best and most
innovative megapixel cameras
in the industry
,”

Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India

Sanjit Bardhan, based in Dubai, UAE, has been promoted to Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India (EMEAI).

Mr. Bardhan joined Arecont Vision in 2011 as a Regional Manager for the Middle East and North Africa. He was promoted to Director in 2013, and Vice President of the expanded territory of the Middle East, India, and Africa in 2016. Mr. Bardhan holds a B.E. (Honors) in Computer Science and Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science. 

Managing Director of Europe

Paul Taggar has been promoted to Managing Director of Europe, reporting to Mr. Bardhan. Mr. Taggar has been the Arecont Vision sales leader for the UK and Ireland since 2012.  He has demonstrated continued success in growing key relationships and sales revenue with integration partners, distributors, and end user customers.  With this promotion, Mr. Tagger is now responsible for all European sales activity and the leadership of his team across the region. He resides in Leicestershire, in the East Midlands, UK, and is a graduate of the University of Leicester, with a degree in Business Studies.

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