Genetec Inc. Appoints Two New Executives and Opens Expanded European Headquarters in Paris

Industry Veterans Cyrille Becker and Jos Beernink Join Genetec to Advance Company’s Growth in European Security Market

Paris, France, March 27, 2017 - Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading provider of open-architecture and unified IP security solutions today announced two new senior executive appointments and new, European headquarters in the eighth arrondissement of Paris, France. Mr. Cyrille Becker joins Genetec as General Manager, Europe, and will oversee European operations, positioning the business for growth in the European market. Mr. Jos Beernink has been appointed Vice President of Sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), where he will direct the sales organization, developing new business and helping the channels address growing business demand.

Mr. Cyrille Becker is a seasoned business developer with fifteen years of experience in the security industry. He most recently served as a Business Unit General Manager at Stanley Security France, a longtime Genetec partner. His key competencies include leading large and diverse teams, fostering organic growth and developing new market opportunities.

Mr. Jos Beernink joins from another valued Genetec partner, Honeywell, where he worked as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this role, his primary remit was to drive territory growth, which he will apply in his new position at Genetec. Mr. Beernink has been a highly respected member of the technology sector for over twenty years.

These two executive appointments at Genetec align with the opening of the new Genetec European headquarters, located at 6 Rue Daru in central Paris, a short walk from the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées. Designed to accommodate the rapid growth of Genetec in the European market, the office spans three floors with expanded facilities for engineering, sales, support, training, client and technology partner demonstrations and events.

“With the strategic appointments of Mr. Beernink and Mr. Becker, and our expanded European headquarters in Paris, we are well positioned to address the rapid business growth that Genetec has experienced over the past years, and meet the needs for physical security across the many different vertical markets we serve in Europe,” said Georges Karam, Chief Commercial Officer at Genetec. “We look forward to welcoming new and existing partners, integrators and end-users to our new facility.”

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About Genetec

Genetec develops open-platform software, hardware and cloud-based services for the physical security and public safety industry. Its flagship product, Security Center, unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) into one platform. A global innovator since 1997, Genetec is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and serves enterprise and government organizations via an integrated network of resellers, integrators and consultants in over 80 countries. Genetec was founded on the principle of innovation and remains at the forefront of emerging technologies that unify physical security systems. For more information about Genetec, visit:

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Genetec Paris office at 6 rue Daru, in the 8th  arrondissement, Paris, France Genetec Paris office at 6 rue Daru, in the 8th arrondissement, Paris, France

Jos Beernink, Vice President of Sales, EMEA, Genetec Inc. Jos Beernink, Vice President of Sales, EMEA, Genetec Inc.

Cyrille Becker, General Manager of Genetec Inc., Europe Cyrille Becker, General Manager of Genetec Inc., Europe

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