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Avigilon Announces Promotions in Marketing and Sales Leadership to Support Global Growth


VANCOUVER, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Avigilon Corporation ("Avigilon" or the "Company") (TSX: AVO), a leader in high-definition (HD) surveillance solutions, today announced the promotion of two of its top performers: Bryan Schmode to executive vice president of global sales and marketing, and Pedro Simoes to senior vice president of global sales.

Mr. Schmode has been promoted to executive vice president of global sales and marketing, adding oversight of Avigilon's global marketing, communications and product management to his current mandate. Since joining Avigilon in 2008, Mr. Schmode has been instrumental in increasing sales and growing the team worldwide. Mr. Simoes has been promoted to senior vice president of global sales. Having joined Avigilon in 2009, Mr. Simoes has significantly expanded sales in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

Mr. Keith Marett has resigned from his role as executive vice president of marketing, communications and product strategy.  He will stay on as an advisor and consultant to Avigilon for six months to ensure a successful transition.

"The dedication and leadership put forward by Bryan and Pedro has been an important factor in our sales growth, and I look forward to their continued contributions as we further expand our global sales and increase brand awareness," said Alexander Fernandes, president and CEO at Avigilon. "I wish Keith continued success in his future endeavors."

About Avigilon
Avigilon (TSX: AVO) is defining the future of protection through innovative high-definition surveillance solutions. Delivering the world's best image quality, our industry-leading HD network video management software and megapixel cameras are reinventing surveillance. Information about Avigilon can be found at

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