Genetec Announces New Strategic Appointments to its EMEA Sales Team to Support Rapid Growth

Company Appoints New Sales Director, and Regional Directors for Transport, Retail and Banking

Montreal, September 15, 2014 - Genetec™, a leading provider of unified IP security solutions today announced a number of strategic hires and promotions to its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region to address increased business growth in both regional and vertical markets.

Nick D'hoedt, who was previously the Genetec Regional Sales Manager for Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg), has now taken on the position of Regional Sales Director for the Benelux, Nordics, and DACH markets. In this new role, Mr. D'hoedt is responsible for developing sales strategies that further increase Genetec's reach in these fast-growing markets, recruiting and hiring new regional sales managers in key countries, and expanding the company's network of certified systems integrators.

David Lenot recently joined Genetec as Director of Transportation, EMEA, where he is responsible for developing tailored solutions in concert with Genetec's sizeable transport install base to help them increase security and reduce operational costs for complex projects. Mr. Lenot joined Genetec from Bosch Security Systems where he was Business Development Manager - IP Sales - EMEA. With over a decade of industry experience, Mr. Lenot has lived and worked in the Netherlands, India, Dubai and Germany, where he helped numerous airports, subway systems, and railway operators implement complex IP-based security infrastructures.

Matthieu Seys has been appointed as Genetec's Manager of Retail & Banking in Europe. In this newly created position, Mr. Seys is responsible for developing market strategies for the fast growing retail and banking sectors in Europe. Matthieu joined Genetec from Axis Communications, where he was a regional account manager.

"Thanks to increasing market demand for IP access control, video surveillance and automated number plate recognition solutions, Genetec has experienced year-on-year revenue growth rate in EMEA of over 27 percent. We have developed an integrated security platform that meets the needs of end-users across all sectors of the industry, with specifically increased demand in the retail, banking and transportation sectors," said Ted Ghali, Vice President of Sales, EMEA. "With Mr. D'hoedt's experience in developing international sales strategies, and Mr. Lenot and Seys' expertise in the transport, retail and banking sectors, we are better positioned than ever to support our customers' needs in EMEA, while continuing to advance Genetec's market leadership with superior technology and one of the largest partner ecosystems in the industry," added Ghali.

 

About Genetec

Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company's flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries.

For more information about Genetec, visit: genetec.com

-- 30 --

Bosch Security Website
Axis Communication Website

Media contacts & more info

North America
Véronique Froment
Highrez PR
[email protected]
Tel: +1 603.537.9248

UK/Scandinavia
SAY Communications
[email protected]
Tel: +44 0 20.8971.6400

France
Meda Casunean
[email protected]
Tel: +33 0 6.16.43.24.89

Candice Edery, Hélene Gosset
Barthelemy Conseil
[email protected]
Tel: +33 1 82.88.16.30

Germany
Tobias Merklinghaus
BSK Becker + Schreiner Kommunikation GmbH
[email protected]
Tel: +49 (0) 2154 81 22 15

Middle East
Renny John, CommuniGate Middle East
[email protected]
Tel: +971 4 454 6093

Asia Pacific
Sharon Chong
[email protected]
Tel: +65 9763 9136