Milestone Appoints New Staff for Continued Growth

Milestone Systems, an open platform company in IP video management software, sustains its forward path by hiring industry experts to strengthen support of its authorized partner network.


2009 proved to be a challenging year for every industry due to the financial downturn, yet a well-managed growth in balance with the times was accomplished by Milestone, a security player for open platform IP video surveillance software. The company's first dozen years have seen steady expansions in parallel with continuing development of its international business model. Today Milestone counts more than 50,000 customer installations that have shown Milestone software to be robust, reliable and easy to manage. A trained and certified partner network implements the video solutions in more than 100 countries, and Milestone has offices in 11 of these.


"This success requires continued strengthening of the organization as part of our strategic plans for ongoing development. Our leadership in the industry attracts top professionals who want to work with the future-proof open platform of Milestone software, and we also strive to reward our current people with evolving responsibilities and opportunities for personal growth," said Lars Thinggaard, President and CEO of Milestone Systems.


Americas:
Craig Frost is hired as the New England/Upstate New York Territory Sales Manager. He has been in the security sector for 12 years working on both the integration and manufacturing side. For the past five and half years Frost worked for Honeywell International where he was Regional SM and Leader of Strategic Corporate Accounts for Honeywell's video business and video analytics. Before that he was the Director of Sales at a regional integrator in New England.


Matthew Dorey is the Southeast Territory Sales Manager. He has been in the security industry for 11 years on both the integration and manufacturing end. For the past four years Dorey also worked for Honeywell International, as Regional Sales Manager for Honeywell's video and security commodities channels. Earlier he fulfilled sales, project management and technical roles with multiple integrators in Michigan.


Rian Schermerhorn is the Milestone Sales Manager in the Northwest U.S. including Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Wyoming. Previously he was the Regional Security Manager for Anixter in that region for three years. Prior to that, Schermerhorn was a Manufacturer's Representative covering Oregon and Idaho, after working with a Systems Integrator for five years. He has been in the security industry for more than nine years selling, designing, training and consulting.


Europe:
Foued Sebbane is Area Sales Manager in France, covering the Northern and Eastern regions. Sebbane comes with strong expertise in the IP convergence market and a solid understanding of installers' needs from years working for Alcatel Lucent. Prior to that, he was employed at Anixter, ACTEBIS, Future Electronics and IP France.


Philippe Zerbib is Area Sales Manager in France for the Western territory with responsibility for key account management. Zerbib has 16 years of professional experience from employment at QUEST Software, Compuware, SoftCompany, NEURONS and EMS Concept, working with IT and networking products and services from such providers as Alcatel, Checkpoint, Cisco, Citrix, HP, IBM, Novell, and Nortel Networks.


Christopher Lind Arlaud is the Milestone Web Editor based in the Copenhagen headquarters. With an impressive background in marketing and technical documentation, he co-founded Giritech and has been a consultant for such clients as Microsoft, Dell and Cisco.

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