Milestone Systems Enhances MEA focus with New Regional Director

Milestone is currently developing the EMEA organization to better support the Milestone community and appoints Christian Ringler as the new Director for Middle East and Africa

COPENHAGEN – January 22, 2017
. Milestone Systems, the open platform company in networked video management software (VMS), announces a new regional director for Middle East and Africa (MEA) at Intersec 2017.

Intersec 2017 in Dubai is an important event for Milestone due to rapidly increasing volume of business activities in the region. It is a perfect opportunity to present the next steps in Milestone’s regional business focus. Accordingly, Milestone also showcases the new Milestone XProtect VMS for the first time at Intersec 2017.

Milestone community needs in focus

The Milestone EMEA organization is being reshaped to better fit the needs of the partner community in the region and to provide stronger regional support.

Christian Ringler is appointed as the new director for Middle East and Africa, adding this region to his existing responsibilities in DACH countries. Peter Biltsted, who has contributed immensely to Milestone’s successful development in the region previously, remains closely connected to the company as an executive consultant.

“MEA is a core market for Milestone and we are delighted to see the open platform community growing rapidly in the region. Peter Biltsted has been extremely successful in building a local organization that excels in driving partner efforts and promoting the Milestone brand. The open platform community cannot thank him enough,” says Thomas Lausten, Milestone VP, EMEA. “Christian Ringler is a strong leader who has accelerated the Milestone community across Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Central and Southern Europe. I am confident that he will strengthen our leadership and position in MEA even further.”

Christian Ringler joined Milestone Systems as Director of Sales in 2015 bringing more than 15 years of experience from the IT and security market. Prior to Milestone, he spent six years as Country Manager for Germany and as Head of Sales in a leading German VMS manufacturer.

“I’m very excited to help our sales, account and channel teams achieve greater competitive advantages,” Christian Ringler says. “I look forward to collaborating and engaging with our partners and customers to drive Milestone open platform technology and open platform community even further in the MEA region.”


Bio and Pictures of Thomas Lausten

Bio and Pictures of Christian Ringler

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About Milestone Systems
Milestone Systems is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, founded in 1998 and now operating as a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. Milestone technology is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations, providing flexible choices in network hardware and integrations with other systems. Sold through partners in more than 100 countries, Milestone solutions help organizations to manage risks, protect people and assets, optimize processes and reduce costs.

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