The awards recognise phenomenal accomplishments of distributors, system integrators and partners across the nation VIVOTEK USA recently announced the winners of its prestigious Distributor and System Integrator Awards for 2014. The awards recognise phenomenal accomplishments of distributors, system integrators and partners across the nation. This year marks the first year VIVOTEK USA presented awards for exceptional sales, product knowledge, encouragement for future research and development, commitment to VIVOTEK's products and their ability to improve security. "It is of immense importance we honour and give credit when due. Allowing our partners to stand behind our company, delivering reliable products in a very competitive industry, we must recognise their achievements and contributions to our growth and success," said VIVOTEK USA President David Liu. Each year, VIVOTEK USA will acknowledge vendors based on outstanding sales, revenue, growth, support and feedback from regional sales managers. Winners were honoured in seven categories: The 2014 Distributor and System Integrator Award Recipients are: Distributor of the Year: WYNIT Outstanding Growth Distributor: SMC National Dealer/Partner of the Year - AISG, New York Regional Dealer/Partner of the Year: West - Utah Yamas Controls - Mike Evans, Salt Lake City, UT, Central - Duke Communications, Houston, TX, East - Complete Security, Marlboro, NJ Technology Partner of the Year: Exacq Manufacturer's Rep Firm of the Year: LRG Manufacturer's Rep Firm Sales Person of the Year: Matt Bryant of Security Solutions VIVOTEK Distribution Sales Manager Michael Schmitz said the notable winner of Distributor of the Year belongs to WYNIT. "We commend them for their efforts to support sales and their willingness to do whatever we need regarding MAP pricing." VIVOTEK National Sales Manager, Central division, Rob Salsman is assured Outstanding growth distributor honouree "SMC has provided growth over 200% from 2013 to 2014 with much more in the pipeline." "All of our cameras are integrated and their support team has been quick to respond to several integration issues. VIVOTEK definitely has more projects going on with Exacq in comparison to other partners," said VIVOTEK USA Sales Engineer Archimedes Mandap of Technology Partner of the Year favorite. "It is of immense importance we honour and give credit when due. Allowing our partners to stand behind our company, delivering reliable products in a very competitive industry" Regional Sales Manager David Taylor mentioned Manufacture's Rep Firm of the Year, "LRG has been key in the central region's growth and understands what being a brand partner is about. Comprehensively, LRG provides VIVOTEK a level of support that is unmatched and has a team of people directed by Chris Lanier, whom are all key resources to us." Southeast Regional Sales Manager Shane Nikov celebrated Manufacturer's Rep Firm Sales Person of the Year, Matt Bryant of Security Solutions. "Matt is by far the biggest asset that VIVOTEK has on the rep side of the business. He is constantly working beyond the 9-5 schedule and makes things happen. He has provided us with multiple opportunities with new and large dealers. On top of his commitment to VIVOTEK, Matt is always available and his Southeast region is continuously increasing year after year. He is a great partner and proponent of VIVOTEK USA." Winners will receive awards and be recognised for their achievements by mail. VIVOTEK USA congratulates all recipients of our 2014 Distributor and Integrator Awards. We are proud to be backed by such supportive, dedicated and successful individuals and partners who believe in our various solutions serving the IP surveillance industry.
The appointments come in the context of future regulation through mandatory business licensing SSAIB, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary as the UK’s leading fire, security and telecare certification body, has recruited two new manned services assessors to join its team headed by Manned Services Scheme Manager Stephen Grieve. Their appointments come in the context of future regulation through mandatory business licensing – the most significant factor affecting the security industry since the SIA (Security Industry Authority) introduced individual licensing under the 2001 Private Security Industry Act. Andrew Osborne joins SSAIB covering the south of England. He brings with him an extensive and wide-ranging 40-year track record of business experience including security screening and training, health & safety management and risk assessments with companies such as G4S – with whom, for example, he conducted site and remote audits on static guarding, maritime, aviation, rail and events operations including employee screening, training and licensing. Andrew’s appointment to the team is mirrored by David Taylor’s recruitment to cover the Midlands and north of England for SSAIB. David has a similarly impressive industry CV dating back over 20 years and including roles as an operations, training and quality and security manager for Sigma Security, together with time as a project manager for Wilson James covering British Airways’s Heathrow HQ site, as well as being manager of security & safety services for both the Portman and Coventry building societies. “Bringing on board professionals of Andrew and David’s calibre is a significant step for SSAIB, investing in our regional manned services assessment capability in the run-up to anticipated 2015 business licensing – with all of the important implications involved in that process,” comments Stephen Grieve. “This move also demonstrates SSAIB’s credentials within the market, operating for the benefit of licensing and certification customers around the UK and Ireland.”