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Avigilon Expands North American and European Sales Teams


Additions to sales team help meet customer needs as market continues to embrace Avigilon High Definition Surveillance System

VANCOUVER, CANADA – February 16, 2011 – Avigilon, the performance and value leader in high definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance systems, today announced the appointment of seven new sales executives and the promotion of two Avigilon sales executives to address the growing demand for the company's award-winning HD surveillance solution in North America and Europe.

"With an ever increasing focus on security and compliance around the globe, security professionals are eager to implement the newest HD surveillance technologies, and we are committed to meeting the growing demand for the Avigilon HD Surveillance System," said Alexander Fernandes, president and CEO at Avigilon. "With the addition of seven experienced and highly respected sales executives and the promotion of two Avigilon sales executives, we are well-positioned to handle the fast-pace growth we expect in 2011 and beyond."

Dennis Dyer, Regional Sales Director, North Central United States
Dennis Dyer will be responsible for managing Avigilon's existing business and creating new sales growth in Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. Prior to joining Avigilon, Dennis was regional channel sales manager at LifeSize Communications, an HD Video Conferencing, IP Communications, and Telepresence solutions company, where he was responsible for tripling revenue in just two years.

Daryn Drulias, Senior Director of Sales, Western United States
Daryn Drulias has been appointed senior director of sales for the Western United States, responsible for managing business operations and generating new sales and partner growth in the region. Daryn comes to Avigilon from Pivot 3, a provider of failover-protected servers and networked storage, where he was the director of sales for the Southwest region and a top producer.

Bill Parkinson, Regional Sales Director, Rocky Mountain Region
Bill Parkinson has been named the regional sales director for the Rocky Mountain region, where he will lead Avigilon's expansion in the area. Bill joins Avigilon from IndigoVision, a supplier of IP video solutions, where he was the regional manager for the entire Western United States. While there, Bill grew the territory from the ground up and became a top producer.

Doug Macias, Regional Sales Director, Florida & Caribbean
Doug Macias has been appointed to regional sales director for Florida and the Caribbean, responsible for managing existing client and partner relationships and generating sales in the region. Doug comes to Avigilon from IndigoVision, where he served as the regional sales manager for the Southeast United States and the Caribbean and was a top producer.

Greg Wilson, Regional Sales Director, Mid-Atlantic United States
Greg Wilson has been appointed regional sales director for the Mid-Atlantic Unites States, responsible for managing existing clients and creating new sales leads in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, Delaware, and West Virginia. Prior to joining Avigilon, Greg was the sales manager for the Mid-Atlantic region at IQInvision, a manufacturer of HD megapixel IP network cameras, where he was a top sales representative.

Badir Shir, Regional Sales Director, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria
Badir Shir has been appointed regional sales director for the DACH region (Germany, Switzerland, and Austria) and will be responsible for managing business operations and expanding sales and partner relationships in the region. Prior to joining Avigilon, Badir was the European channel manager for Arecont Vision where he was responsible for building and maintaining distribution channels across Europe and forging strategic relationships with key VMS and storage companies. Badir was also a key account manager at Videor E. Hartig GmbH in Germany and an application engineer for Tyco International Access Control & Video Systems.

Dominique Debusshere, Regional Sales Director, Benelux
Dominique Debusshere has been appointed regional sales director for Benelux and is responsible for managing business operations and expanding sales and partner relationships in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Dominique comes to Avigilon from Viziocam, Avigilon's partner in Belgium

Avigilon Promotions: Robin Hughes, Business Development Director, UK & Ireland and Robert Lay, Regional Sales Manager, UK & Ireland
In addition to these new appointments, Avigilon has promoted two top members of its European sales team. Robert Lay has been promoted to regional sales manager for UK & Ireland and Robin Hughes has been promoted to business development director for the UK & Ireland.

About Avigilon
Avigilon designs, manufactures, and markets award-winning HD surveillance systems. The performance and value leader, Avigilon's solutions protect and monitor thousands of customer sites in more than 60 countries around the world. Avigilon Control Center, the world's first open HD Network Video Management Software platform, and megapixel cameras deliver full situational awareness and actionable image detail. Campuses, transportation systems, healthcare providers, public venues, infrastructure, and manufacturing sites with security, safety validation, and compliance requirements all benefit from reduced investigation time and more successful investigations by immediately producing indisputable video evidence. Avigilon earned Frost & Sullivan's HD Surveillance Company of the Year award in 2009, the Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation in 2010, and was ranked among the top five fastest growing technology companies in Canada in the 2010 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking. For further information, please visit