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Saudi Arabia's leading regional trade fair for security, safety and fire protection 2 – 4 May, 2017 Jeddah Center for Forums & Events Organised by: LAUNCH EDITION Milestone Systems, the open platform company in networked video management soware (VMS), has promoted Christian Ringler to the position of Director for Middle East and Africa, adding this region to his existing responsibilities in DACH countries. Milestone made the announcement at Intersec 2017 in Dubai, which was an important event for the company due to its rapidly increasing volume of business activities in the region. It is a perfect opportunity to present the next steps in Milestone's regional business focus, Milestone said. e Milestone EMEA organization is being reshaped to better fit the needs of the partner community in the region and to provide stronger regional support. Peter Biltsted, who has contributed immensely to Milestone's successful development in the region previously, remains closely connected to the company as an Executive Consultant. omas Lausten, Milestone VP, EMEA said: "MEA is a core market for Milestone and we are delighted to see the open platform community growing rapidly in the region. Peter Biltsted has been extremely successful in building a local organization that excels in driving partner efforts and promoting the Milestone brand. e open platform community cannot thank him enough. Christian Ringler is a strong leader who has accelerated the Milestone community across Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Central and Southern Europe. I am confident that he will strengthen our leadership and position in MEA even further." Ringler joined Milestone Systems as Director of Sales in 2015 bringing more than 15 years of experience from the IT and security market. Prior to Milestone, he spent six years as Country Manager for Germany and as Head of Sales in a leading German VMS manufacturer. Ringler commented: "I'm very excited to help our sales, account and channel teams achieve greater competitive advantages. I look forward to collaborating and engaging with our partners and customers to drive Milestone open platform technology and open platform community even further in the MEA region." Hikvision UK & Ireland Ltd are pleased to announce its continued growth and the appointment of Andy Keeley as Marketing Manager. Keeley has worked previously at Norbain SD Ltd, Wavestore and most recently as a consultant to a number of B2B organisations. He will work closely with the Hikvision UK & Ireland team and their authorised distributor network. On his appointment Keeley said: "With ongoing development and innovation at the heart of the organisation I look forward to communicating the real life benefits of the Hikvision product portfolio which really make us stand out from the crowd." Jason Yang, General Manager for Hikvision UK & Ireland added: "2017 will be a very exciting year for Hikvision; Andy's appointment is key in helping us achieve significant growth and ensuring we are communicating all of the features and benefits a Hikvision solution has to offer, along with our industry leading service levels." Paxton, a global market leader in electronic IP access control and door entry solutions, has appointed David Sodergren as Regional Sales Manager for the Middle East. Based in Dubai, Sodergren will support and assist system integrators and distributors in the region, ensuring they are aware of Paxton's product offerings and are taking advantage of the sales opportunities available within the security market. Sodergren joins Paxton as Regional Sales Manager with over 16 years' experience in the security industry, previously holding roles at Lockheed Martin, Integrated Control Technologies, Advanced Detection Technology and most recently World Wide Expeditions. Commenting on the appointment, Dan Drayton, International Sales Manager for Paxton, said: "We're delighted to welcome David to the team at what is an exciting time for the company, particularly within the Middle East. David's depth of industry knowledge will provide great value to our customers and help accelerate our growth right across the region." Sodergren added: "I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and continuing Paxton's expansion into the Middle Eastern market. e ease and simplicity of installation together with the outstanding customer support plus an industry leading five year warranty, ensures that Paxton products have endless potential within the region." Milestone Systems enhances MEA focus with new Regional Director Andy Keeley is appointed Marketing Manager at Hikvision UK & Ireland Paxton announces new Sales Manager for the Middle East 28 News Issue sponsor People News

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