Personnel Tracking of the Week

Sue Harbottle-Sear, Business Development Manager Hospitality
Crestron, the leading specialist in automation and control solutions, has strengthened its team remarkably this year, with a number of new appointments. The latest expansion sees the appointment of Sue Harbottle-Sear as Business Development Manager Hospitality. Harbottle-Sear will be responsible for the UK's hospitality sales teams, working together to develop new business.

Harbottle-Sea has been involved in the AV industry for six years, experiencing management in both sales and business development. Previous to this, Sue was involved in the commercial interiors industry, working with architects, consultants and designers on projects up to $2.3 million. The experience gained from these previous roles will enable Sue to fulfill her new position at Crestron.

Cathy McHugh, Director of Global Marketing
Cathy McHugh has joined DVTel as Director of Global Marketing. She will work alongside the management team to develop and implement DVTel's marketing and branding strategy as well as run the marketing communications department. McHugh, former Director of Global Marketing at Senstar Corporation, a leading perimeter security company headquartered in Canada, brings to DVTel a wealth of experience in developing markets world-wide. Until 4 years ago, McHugh ran her own Strategic Marketing and Public Relations firm for 15 years. “She will work with our teams around the world as we redirect our efforts in creating a more advanced and more profitable video product solution for System Integrators and end users.” said Yoav Stern, President & CEO, DVTel. Ami Amir, DVTel's Executive VP of Marketing and Product Management, commented: “While Cathy will continue to support our established base of customers in the US and worldwide, she will sharpen our positioning message by utilizing her extensive experience. These efforts will result in the development if a new marketing and branding plan.”

Michael Coar, VP of Platform Delivery

Envysion, the leading Managed Video as a Service (MVaaS) provider, announced that Michael Coar will join the company as VP of Platform Delivery.

In this role, Coar will be responsible for all platform delivery functions at Envysion, including customer support and the development of advanced processes and systems to help the company evolve its industry-leading MVaaS platform.

Prior to joining Envysion, Coar was VP of client services at New Global Telecom, where he managed growth from 2,500 seats under management to over 58,000 within the first 10 months. Before New Global Telecom, Coar worked at Level 3 Communications as director of product management for Enterprise Voice Services, where he grew the customer base from approximately 2,000 seats in March 2004 to over 12,000 seats by December 2004.

James Hajek, CFO
Pivot3, a leading provider of unified storage and compute appliances, announced that James Hajek has been named the company's CFO, effective immediately. Hajek will be a core member of the Pivot3 leadership team, responsible for all finance and operations functions, as it expands its business in both emerging and established markets.

Hajek brings more than 20 years of executive financial leadership experience to Pivot3. He has extensive experience building teams and helping companies expand profitability, shape capital structures and raise equity. Prior to Pivot3, Hajek served as CFO of GE Asset Intelligence, an international M2M telematics services company, where he was responsible for crafting a value-driven strategy, establishing new distribution channels and key vendor relationships that led to the company's acquisition by ID-System. Earlier, Hajek served as the CFO and VP of finance for Terion, a domestic M2M telematics company, where he oversaw the company's acquisition by General Electric Co.

Oberthur Technologies
Xavier Drilhon, CEO
Oberthur Technologies' Board of Directors, named Xavier Drilhon, CEO of the company, as of December 1, 2011.

To this day, Xavier Drilhon was Deputy MD of Fransois-Charles Oberthur Group which he joined in 1994, participating for nearly three years in the development of the fiduciary printing activity in the United States. In 1999, he played a key role in the purchase of the De La Rue Group's card division, in the merger with Oberthur Card Systems as Director of Corporate Operations and in its IPO in 2000.

He greatly contributed to the international development of Oberthur Card Systems with the opening of sales offices, the setting-up of manufacturing plants and personalization centers or the buyout of companies. He reinforced the competitiveness of the group with the synchronization and the over-all leading of the global production capacities or the management of various restructuration plans.

Since 2008, at the head of the Card Systems Division, he has improved the economic results despite the 2009 global recessionary period, created a new product line in convergence solutions and took an active part in the purchase and integration of the company XponCard.

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