VANCOUVER, Aug. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Avigilon Corporation ("Avigilon" or the "Company") (TSX:AVO), a leading global provider of end-to-end security solutions, today announced the promotion of James Henderson to Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Previously, Mr. Henderson was Avigilon's Vice President, North America Sales.
In his new role, Mr. Henderson now leads Avigilon's entire global sales team, replacing Pedro Simoes, who has resigned to pursue other opportunities. Joining the Company in 2011, Mr. Henderson has been an integral contributor to Avigilon's industry-leading growth and success. Mr. Henderson was most recently responsible for leading sales in North America, Avigilon's largest market segment, where revenues have grown by more than 160% over the past 24 months. He now brings his proven track record of successfully increasing Avigilon's sales to the global market.
"I've worked closely with James for many years; he's a seasoned and capable leader with deep knowledge of the industry, and I'm confident he'll drive Avigilon's global sales to new heights," said Mr. Simoes. "I'm proud of Avigilon's accomplishments and am thankful for having been a part of its success. I wish James all the best in his exciting new role."
"I want to thank Pedro for his contributions to Avigilon, and am pleased to welcome James to his newly expanded role," said Avigilon's Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Bryan Schmode. "Avigilon is well-positioned for continued success under James' strong leadership, and I'm looking forward to working with him as we continue to execute on our proven growth strategy."
Avigilon Corporation is defining the future of protection through innovative end-to-end security solutions. Avigilon's industry-leading HD network video management software, megapixel cameras, access control and video analytics products are reinventing the security market. Information about Avigilon can be found at www.avigilon.com.
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