Arecont Vision Costar, the provider of network-based video surveillance solutions, announces the promotion of a key staff member and the addition of skilled new sales resources to improve customer and partner support across several international growth regions. The company, a business unit of Costar Technologies, Inc. is increasing its presence in Europe, the Middle East, and India through strategic hiring. The international sales organisation has its regional headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is responsible for all worldwide Arecont Vision Costar sales and support activities outside of the Americas. Video management system The new Arecont Vision Total Video Solution and its component megapixel cameras offer valuable new choices to the market" “We are truly excited to promote and add these skilled and experienced team members and sales partners to both enhance our presence and deliver improved sales support to our end user customers, systems integrators, consultants, and technology partners,” stated Sanjit Bardhan, Vice President - International Sales, Arecont Vision Costar. “The new Arecont Vision Total Video Solution and its component megapixel cameras, video management system, video recorders, and cloud-based web services offer valuable new choices to the market, and our expanded team will help bring these products to our customers around the world.” Vineet Panwar has been promoted to Technical Director – International, leading all technical support activities across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, and Asia-Pacific. Mr. Panwar first joined the company in 2015, as Regional Technical Manager for the Middle East, Africa, and India. Experienced sales professionals The European sales organisation has added Sergej Piculin as Regional Sales Director. Based in Solvenia, Mr. Piculin’s responsibilities include the DACH and Benelux regions, as well as Eastern Europe and Russia. He rejoins Arecont Vision Costar from his most recent role at IndigoVision, and is a graduate of the University of Ljubljana. In the Middle East, Khaled Shehata has been appointed as Regional Sales Manager for the region. An experienced sales leader, Mr. Shehata previously served in similar assignments with Harco Group for Egypt and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and most recently at SNB Middle East FZC, Dubai. Successful sales career We look forward to recognising their success in supporting Arecont Vision Costar customers and partners in the future" Vani Jeevan has been added to the regional team as Inside Sales Manager – International. Since graduating with an MCA degree from India’s Osmania University, Ms. Jeevan has had a successful career in sales, customer service, quality assurance, and client management in assignments in India and most recently Dubai where she is now based. In India, the regional sales organisation has been enhanced with the addition of manufacturer’s representative Hikam Vision. Mr. Bardhan’s team also added Innowave IT Infrastructure Ltd. as regional distributor for the country. “These promotions and additions to the team bring new skills and capabilities to our entire international sales organisation,” said Mr. Bardhan. “We look forward to recognising their success in supporting Arecont Vision Costar customers and partners in the future.”
Arecont Vision Costar, the industry provider of IP-based megapixel cameras and video surveillance solutions, announced its key product portfolio, business plans, and executive leadership team following the initial launch of the business in July, 2018. The new company is a business unit of Costar Technologies, Inc. (OTC Markets Group: CTSI), a Coppell, Texas-based corporation that designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes a wide range of proven products for the video surveillance and machine vision markets. Arecont Vision Costar continues to base its headquarters, R&D, manufacturing, and support facilities in Glendale, California in Los Angeles county, taking over the building formerly occupied by its predecessor business, Arecont Vision, LLC. The majority of employees and the executive leadership team transitioned to the new business, as did all existing products, technologies, patents, and trademarks of the original company. Arecont Vision Total Video Solution The Total Video Solution is composed of the industry’s leading megapixel cameras, cloud-enabled video management software, and cloud-managed video recorders“We’re very excited to have a new beginning for Arecont Vision Costar, with a great strategic fit that builds on our predecessor’s pioneering legacy of megapixel camera technology leadership, while leveraging the resources and expertise of Costar Technologies,” stated Raul Calderon, President, Arecont Vision Costar. “The result is that our customers can be confident not only of our financial health and long-term future, but also in purchasing our new Arecont Vision Total Video Solution to meet their surveillance system needs.” The Total Video Solution is composed of the industry’s leading megapixel cameras (MegaIP and ConteraIP series), cloud-enabled video management software (ConteraVMS and ConteraWS web services), and cloud-managed video recorders (ConteraCMR). Authorised security dealers and system integrators are able to offer a complete, cyber-secure, and web-enabled solution, or any of the individual product series in integration with the customer’s existing cameras, video management software, or recorder platforms. ONVIF compliance and the company’s API - available through the Technology Partner Program - help to ensure the best possible integration with 3rd party hardware and software. Expanding Costar’s video surveillance platform The original Arecont Vision, LLC was founded in 2003 and announced a reorganisation under voluntary Chapter 11 on May 14, 2018. This was undertaken to clear the company of outstanding debt and to simplify the sale of the entire business in order to secure new investment. Costar was the winning bidder, and the transaction was completed on July 13th, 2018 with the launch of Arecont Vision Costar, LLC. The acquisition of Arecont Vision expands the Costar Technologies’ video surveillance platform by strengthening our product line" “The acquisition of Arecont Vision expands the Costar Technologies’ video surveillance platform by strengthening our product line,” said James Pritchett, President and Chief Executive Officer, Costar Technologies, Inc. “This purchase supports Costar’s strategy to become a leader in the video surveillance industry, transitioning from a value-added OEM product company into a manufacturing and design business. Along with our other recent acquisitions, the Arecont Vision acquisition increases our manufacturing and design from approximately 50% to 75% of our revenue.” Improving sales and technical support “We intend to continue developing new technologies, products, and solutions to better serve our customers, partners, and the industry overall,” continued Mr. Calderon. “Improvements are currently also underway in our quality assurance processes, and in improving both our sales support and technical assistance programs.” Mr. Calderon, formerly Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Arecont Vision, LLC now serves as President of Arecont Vision Costar. Kyle Parker is VP, Americas Sales, Sanjit Bardhan, VP, International Sales, and Mitch Fagundes, VP, Global Strategic Accounts. Brad Donaldson continues as VP, Product Development, Jeff Whitney, VP, Marketing, and VP of Finance is Edmond Deravanessian.
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" “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.
Arecont Vision®, a provider of IP-based megapixel camera technology, has announced the opening of their new Middle East, Africa, and Indian Subcontinent regional headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Arecont sales growth “Arecont Vision has experienced tremendous sales growth across the Middle East, Africa, and India,” said Sanjit Bardhan, Vice President, Middle East, Africa, and Indian Subcontinent. “With our new facilities in Dubai, we will be able to provide even better sales and support to all of our customers across the region.” The newly opened headquarters of Arecont Vision LLC (Br.) is located in the Business Park of the Dubai World Central complex in the UAE Free Trade Zone. New offices and facilities “The new offices and expansion of our facilities will be of tremendous benefit to our customers who have been increasing across the region,” said Tom Tazey, Regional Director, Middle East. “Dubai provides easy travel and shipping links, and the new facilities will increase our ability to support continued growth.” The address of the new regional headquarters is Arecont Vision LLC (Br.), Office 349, Block E, Business Park, Dubai World Central, PO Box 712287, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Arecont Vision can also be contacted by telephone at +971(0) 4 8879122 or by email at email@example.com.
Under Sanjit’s leadership, MEAI has become one of the fastest growing and most important regions for Arecont Vision Arecont Vision has announced the promotion of Sanjit Bardhan to Vice President, Middle East, Africa, and India (MEAI). “Under Sanjit’s leadership, MEAI has become one of the fastest growing and most important regions for Arecont Vision,” said Scott Schafer, Executive Vice President, Arecont Vision. “We fully expect that with his new role, Sanjit will continue to accelerate company growth, market presence, and customer satisfaction in the region.” Promoted to Director of Middle East, Africa, and India in 2013 Mr. Bardhan leads an experienced team for the complex, multi-national region which supports Arecont Vision end user customers, integrators, and distributors with expert level sales, training, and technical assistance. He joined Arecont Vision in 2011 as Regional Manager for the Middle East and North Africa. Mr. Bardhan successfully drove the business across the region in this role, and in 2013 was promoted to Director of the expanded territory of Middle East, Africa, and India. “Bringing Arecont Vision’s megapixel camera products to the Middle East, Arica, and India is extremely rewarding as customers learn of the benefits, quality, and reliability of our unique Made-in-USA technology,” said Mr. Bardhan. “We will continue to rapidly increase our customer base and provide world-class support throughout the region.” Prior to Arecont Vision, Mr. Bardhan held sales assignments with Clipsal Datacomms by Schneider Electric and later with Anixter Middle East. Bardhan holds a B.E. (Honours) in Computer Science and Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science. He is based with his family in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Warikoo will be responsible for driving Arecont Vision’s growing sales in the region Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, announced that Vishesh Warikoo has joined the company as Country Manager for the Indian Subcontinent Region. Warikoo brings 16 years of experience in technology sales and enterprise account management to Arecont Vision®. “We are confident that with Vishesh’s excellent experience with end-users and the consultant communities in the region, he will be incredibly successful as he builds awareness of the many benefits of our industry-leading megapixel technology,” said Sanjit Bardhan, Director of Middle East, Africa, and India, Arecont Vision®. Warikoo's role Warikoo will be responsible for driving Arecont Vision’s growing sales in the region working with customers, systems integrators, consultants, technology partners, distribution channel partners, and manufacturer’s representatives. “I am both excited and energised to join the expanding global sales team at Arecont Vision®,” said Warikoo. “The company plays a pivotal role in driving the continued deployment of megapixel technology, and there are many customers that will benefit in the region.” Previous experience Prior to joining Arecont Vision®, Warikoo spent a decade at CMC Limited, a leading systems integrator in India. He has also served in management roles with IMTAC LLC and Melstar Information Technologies Limited. Warikoo has a Masters of Management Science from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, India.
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