Optex/Raytec expands global sales team

Optex/Raytec expands global sales team

Raytec is delighted to announce that Buzz Coates and Vince Bessell, both previously of Norbain, have joined the rapidly expanding Raytec international sales team. Raytec also welcomes Stefan Blohm to the team, previously of Pelco, Schneider Electric. The new additions strengthen Raytec's sales force, as the company makes significant plans for further international growth in 2013 and beyond.

Buzz Coates - Global Business Development Manager
Buzz Coates joins Raytec in the role of Global Business Development Manager. Coates is responsible for identifying new product development opportunities and new growth markets, as well as fostering new and existing technology alliance partnerships. He will help ensure that Raytec continue to create new opportunities and lead from the front with technical expertise and innovation.

Coates brings significant skills and experience to Raytec with over 20 years experience in the industry. Coates joined Norbain in 2001 as the branded CCTV product Manager and more recently was the Director of Branded Products. Coates has been instrumental in developing Norbain's CCTV business over the years and most recently spearheaded the introduction of IP CCTV technology.

Vince Bessell - Sales Manager
Vince Bessell joins Raytec in the position of Sales Manager and will lead the internal and external sales teams. Bessell will be responsible for the development and management of sales strategy and structure within the organization and all existing sales team members will report directly to him. He will ensure that Raytec continue to grow the business internationally, stay close to their customers and provide the highest levels of support.

Bessell has over 20 years experience in the industry. He joined Norbain in the Branded Business Development team in 2008, and has worked directly in the field of CCTV illumination for a number of years; especially in his most recent role at Norbain as Raytec Business Development Manager.

Stefan Blohm – Business Development Manager, DACH Region
Stefan Blohm joins Raytec as Business Development Manager for the DACH Region. Based in Germany, Blohm is responsible for developing new business relationships and managing key accounts in the area. Raytec already has a strong presence in the DACH region, and as a key target for sales growth Blohm will provide the highest level of onsite and technical support for all customers in the area.

Blohm has worked in the CCTV industry for over 10 years in both sales and product management; most recently as Area Manager at Pelco, Schneider Electric.

"Raytec are delighted to welcome Buzz, Vince and Stefan to our existing team. We are committed to growing Raytec year on year, and intend to further strengthen the team internationally in the near future", comments David Lambert, Sales and Marketing Director. "Getting closer to our customers and offering the best support possible are our key aims going forward".

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