Andre V. Greco
Employees from Hikvision USA Inc., a provider of security hardware equipment and software solutions, worked with non-profit Mission 500 to assemble 250 backpacks with school supplies for students who attend East Hartford, Conn.-area Title 1 schools. Members of Hikvision’s Northeast regional team volunteered at Mission 500 partner World Vision’s Teacher Resource Center in East Hartford, Conn. The resource centre warehouses donated learning and classroom supplies that are provided to teachers at qualifying Title 1 schools. Title 1 schools have large concentrations of low-income families. Backpack supplies were purchased with donated funds from Hikvision. Helping under-served children “It was a rewarding experience to work together with the Hikvision team during the holiday season to help under-served children in the East Hartford community. This year is the Mission 500 10th Anniversary, and we are excited by the expanded participation of organisations like Hikvision that are committed to stepping out in creative ways to touch lives by increasing their corporate social responsibility impact,” said Tom Nolan, director of strategic partnerships for Mission 500. We discovered that backpacks filled with school supplies were much needed in the community, and would have the greatest impact on the kids"“Hikvision's Northeast regional team wanted to invest our time in giving back to the communities we work in. Through Mission 500, we discovered that backpacks filled with school supplies were much needed in the community, and would have the greatest impact on the kids in East Hartford,” said Andre Greco, director of sales for Hikvision. Participation in volunteer events Seven Hikvision team members met at the Teacher Resource Center and spent the day building care kit backpacks and writing encouraging messages to students to be included in the backpacks, and also helped to unpack and sort donated goods from large retailers, he added. Mission 500 is a non-profit organisation that works with the security industry to serve the needs of children and communities in crisis. An active partner of Mission 500, during 2018, Hikvision employees participated in several volunteer events, including the third annual Mission 500 February Hockey Classic in Toronto, the Security 5K/2K at ISC West in April, and the November Puerto Rico service trip where Hikvision employees helped victims of Hurricane Maria rebuild their homes.
Deems brings over 17 years of sales management experience in the commercial and homeland security markets Xentry Systems Integration, a systems integrator focused on delivering best-in-class security solutions and healthcare technologies, has named Andy Deems as its new Account Executive. In this role, Deems will leverage his wide range of technology and sales experience to increase sales at Xentry while building long-term customer relationships. Deems brings to Xentry more than 17 years of consultative sales and sales management experience in the commercial and homeland security markets. Prior to joining the company, he served as Outside Account Manager for Newark/element 14, a distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design. Over the course of his professional career, he has held key sales roles with Life Safety Systems and Tech Electronics. “My experience in developing innovative approaches to specifying technology solutions, along with my sales experience and systems integration background, enables me to provide Xentry customers with world-class solutions and support,” said Deems. “Xentry is a leading integration firm, and I look forward to working closely with the team to tap into new market opportunities.” “Andy is a highly professional and accomplished sales person with expertise in B2B sales, business development and technology design,” said Greco. “I’m excited to add him to the team and am confident that our clients will appreciate the level of service and enthusiasm he brings to the organisation.”