Former Ericsson executive Chris Ross joins leader in high-definition
VANCOUVER, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Avigilon (TSX:AVO), a leader in
high-definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance solutions, today
announced the appointment of Chris Ross to the role of executive vice
president of global operations. In this role, he will support the
ongoing operation of all departments and facilities worldwide. Mr. Ross
will also be responsible for the implementation and management of
enterprise business systems and corporate capital assets to fulfill
growing customer demands in a timely, accurate and predictable manner.
"To support the growth of our company to a $500 million business we're
bolstering our proven executive team," said Alexander Fernandes,
president and CEO of Avigilon. "Chris Ross' track record of
successfully building and executing efficient processes and plans for
multi-billion dollar, global high-tech organizations will help Avigilon
as we continue on our growth path."
Based in Vancouver, B.C., Mr. Ross will report to Alexander Fernandes,
president and CEO.
Chris Ross, executive vice president of global operations
With more than 20 years of high tech manufacturing and operations
experience, Chris Ross will be responsible for global operations at
Avigilon including implementation and management of enterprise business
systems and corporate capital assets. Most recently, as the senior vice
president of Novatel Wireless, Mr. Ross managed worldwide operations
spanning 12 sites and supplying millions of devices for tier-one
carriers and retailers worldwide. He established a lean,
high-performing team that enabled annual revenue growth from
approximately $100 million to over $400 million. Previous to this role,
Mr. Ross was the vice president of operations for Ericsson Wireless
Communications. Joining through the acquisition of Qualcomm's wireless
infrastructure business, he quickly became responsible for Ericsson's
global CDMA systems business spanning 16 locations worldwide with a
workforce of over 2,500 employees. Key accomplishments at Ericsson
included a 65 percent reduction in operating expenses over a two-year
period. Mr. Ross has also held senior management positions at Qualcomm
and Spectragraphics Corporation.
Avigilon (TSX: AVO) is defining the future of protection through
innovative high-definition surveillance solutions. Delivering the
world's best image quality, our industry-leading HD network video
management software and megapixel cameras are reinventing surveillance.
Information about Avigilon can be found at www.avigilon.com.
SOURCE: Avigilon Corporation
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