VANCOUVER, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Avigilon Corporation ("Avigilon" or "the Company") (TSX:AVO), a global leader in end-to-end
security solutions, today announced the promotion of Pedro Simoes to
the Company's executive management team, effective immediately. Mr.
Simoes will report directly to Avigilon's chief operating officer,
Since joining Avigilon in 2009, Mr. Simoes continues to be instrumental
in the growth of the Avigilon team in Europe, the Middle
East, Africa and Latin America and the Company's sales worldwide. In
November 2013, Mr. Simoes was promoted to senior vice president of
global sales, and has since further contributed to Avigilon's
record-breaking results. Avigilon recently announced its 2013 fourth quarter and year-end results with sales revenue reaching $178.3 million. Up approximately 78% from
2012, these results marked Avigilon's most successful year yet.
"Pedro is a high impact leader of the Avigilon team and plays a key role
in the Company's continued growth," said Bryan Schmode, chief operating
officer. "His knowledge of the industry, leadership skills and
expertise will support our future growth. I welcome Pedro to the
Pedro Simoes, senior vice president of global sales
With more than 12 years of experience in the security solution industry,
Pedro Simoes has extensive experience managing international sales
across many countries and cultures. Based in Dallas, Texas, the
headquarters for Avigilon's global sales team as well as their U.S.
headquarters, Mr. Simoes is responsible for leading Avigilon's
salesforce and driving revenue worldwide. Prior to Avigilon, Mr. Simoes
was a key sales executive at several leading companies in the security
industry where he demonstrated success in providing leadership and
innovation to organizations. As a result of his executive level
relationships with strategic clients and partners and his extensive
experience with access control and video surveillance product
offerings, Mr. Simoes has established a track record of success opening
new markets and driving robust and sustainable growth.
Avigilon Corporation is defining the future of protection through
innovative surveillance solutions. Delivering the world's best image
quality, Avigilon's industry-leading HD network video management
software, megapixel cameras and access control products are reinventing
surveillance. Information about Avigilon can be found at avigilon.com.
SOURCE: Avigilon Corporation
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