Safety Vision Names New Sales Director

Safety Vision , a provider of mobile video surveillance technology, appointed Alan Mann as Director of Sales for the company's driver behavior modification solution. Currently, that solution centers on the two-camera, windshield-mounted event recorder but will expand to include other multicamera and DVR platforms. Mann joined the Houston-headquartered surveillance technology firm in April and is based in southern California, bringing the number of Safety Vision satellite offices to eight.

Mann brings a proven track record of progressive sales results with high-technology companies including Data General, Sun Microsystems, and DriveCam, having directly managed 80 sales representatives in achieving more than US$200 million in business. As VP of Sales, Mann was instrumental in growing and the recorder sales force for six years, during which time the company saw sales increase from 2,000 units annually to more than 30,000 units annually. Most recently, Mann was VP of Sales for SleepSafe Drivers, providing sales and marketing leadership for a groundbreaking provider of sleep apnea testing and treatment solutions.

Mann sees a bright future with Safety Vision. "This is an exciting time to come onboard, as I believe Safety Vision has a unique opportunity to provide a ‘best of breed' driver behavior modification solution," he said. "Safety Vision's customers will benefit by being able to more efficiently identify those drivers and driving behaviors that expose the organization to heightened risk. The inclusion of video recordings empowers fleet safety personnel to present the actual driving situation and driver response back to the driver in a counseling situation. This leads to a lessening of erratic driving behaviors, which translates to lowered accident costs over time. In addition, the video yields impartial evidence of what happened in an accident, providing potential exoneration and claims settlement advantages, which translate to big savings for customers."

"We are energized by Alan's arrival and enthused by his vision of the future. Nobody's worked in the driver behavior modification industry longer, and nobody knows fleet managers' safety performance needs better. And he's convinced that our MiniDVR exception reporting and event recording solution is precisely what they want. As with all our mobile surveillance solutions, we are focused on helping our customers reduce risk, cut costs, improve operations, and save lives. Alan will be key to helping us deliver those benefits to myriad fleets across the geographic and mobile landscapes," said Rex Colorado, Safety Vision VP of Sales.

Other than the years he spent earning his bachelor's and master's in business administration degrees from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Mann has lived his entire life in California. He will support far-flung Safety Vision customers from his home base in San Diego.

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