COPENHAGEN – February 9, 2010. Milestone Systems, the leading open platform company in IP video management software, sustains its forward path by hiring industry experts to strengthen support of its authorized partner network.
2009 proved to be a challenging year for every industry due to the financial downturn, yet a well-managed growth in balance with the times was accomplished by Milestone Systems, the security industry’s global leader for open platform IP video surveillance software. The company’s first dozen years have seen steady expansions in parallel with continuing development of its international business model. Today Milestone counts over 50,000 customer installations that have shown Milestone XProtect™ software to be robust, reliable and easy to manage. A trained and certified partner network implements the video solutions in more than 100 countries, and Milestone has offices in 11 of these.
“This success requires continued strengthening of the organization as part of our strategic plans for ongoing development. Our leadership in the industry attracts top professionals who want to work with the future-proof open platform of Milestone software, and we also strive to reward our current people with evolving responsibilities and opportunities for personal growth,” says Lars Thinggaard, President and CEO of Milestone Systems.
Craig Frost is hired as the New England/Upstate New York Territory Sales Manager. He has been in the security sector for 12 years working on both the integration and manufacturing side. For the past five and half years Craig worked for Honeywell International where he was Regional Sales Manager and Leader of Strategic Corporate Accounts for Honeywell’s video business and video analytics. Before that he was the Director of Sales at a regional integrator in New England. Craig has a BA from Stonehill College in Pre-Engineering, a BS in Engineering and Environmental Sciences from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
Matthew Dorey is the Southeast Territory Sales Manager. He has been in the security industry for 11 years on both the integration and manufacturing end. For the past 4 years Matt also worked for Honeywell International, as Regional Sales Manager for Honeywell’s video and security commodities channels. Earlier he fulfilled sales, project management and technical roles with multiple integrators in Michigan. Matt has an associate degree in business from Hawaii Pacific University and served nine years in the United States Army.
Rian Schermerhorn is the Milestone Sales Manager in the Northwest U.S. including Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Wyoming. Previously he was the Regional Security Manager for Anixter in that region for three years. Prior to that, Rian was a Manufacturer’s Representative covering Oregon and Idaho, after working with a Systems Integrator for five years. He has been in the security industry for more than nine years selling, designing, training and consulting.
Foued Sebbane is Area Sales Manager in France, covering the Northern and Eastern regions. Foued comes with strong expertise in the IP convergence market and a solid understanding of installers’ needs from years working for Alcatel Lucent. Prior to that, he was employed at Anixter, ACTEBIS, Future Electronics and IP France.
Philippe Zerbib is Area Sales Manager in France for the Western territory with responsibility for key account management. Zerbib has 16 years of professional experience from employment at QUEST Software, Compuware, SoftCompany, NEURONS and EMS Concept, working with IT and networking products and services from such providers as Alcatel, Checkpoint, Cisco, Citrix, HP, IBM, Novell, and Nortel Networks.
Christopher Lind Arlaud is the Milestone Web Editor based in the Copenhagen headquarters. With an impressive background in marketing and technical documentation, he co-founded Giritech and has been a consultant for such clients as Microsoft, Dell and Cisco. Christopher has a Bachelor of Business Communications from Queensland University of Technology in Australia.
As announced earlier, Harald Zander from Panasonic Systems Solutions Europe and Roger Meier from John Lay Electronics began the new year with Milestone as sales managers in the German speaking countries.
Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the leading global developer of open platform IP video management software. Milestone XProtect™ gives users a powerful surveillance solution that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations. With support for the industry’s widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-of-breed solutions to “video enable” organizations - reducing costs, optimizing processes, protecting people and assets. Milestone software is sold through authorized and certified partners in more than 100 countries.