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Avigilon Continues Global Expansion with Hiring of Veteran Sales Professionals in Asia Pacific and Northern Europe


Avigilon Continues Global Expansion with Hiring of Veteran Sales Professionals in Asia Pacific and Northern Europe

Leader in high-definition surveillance appoints Randolph Oudemans to Senior Sales Director for Asia Pacific and Stefan Bange to Regional Sales Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland

VANCOUVER, Oct. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Avigilon (TSX:AVO), a leader in high-definition (HD and megapixel video surveillance solutions, today announced its further expansion into the growing surveillance markets of Asia Pacific and Northern Europe with the appointment of Randolph Oudemans, senior sales director in Asia Pacific and Stefan Bange, regional sales director in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, referred to as the DACH region.

"As a company we have reached a new milestone in our global expansion," said Alexander Fernandes, president and CEO of Avigilon. "Asia Pacific and the DACH regions present significant potential for Avigilon."

According to IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS, the video surveillance equipment market in Asia is projected to grow to over $10 billion by 2016. Its analysts are also projecting healthy growth for the market in the DACH region. The region consisting of Germany, Austria and Switzerland is forecast to almost double by 2016.

Randolph Oudemans, senior sales director for Asia Pacific A veteran of security sales and business development, Randolph Oudemans will be responsible for the company's expansion into Asia. This will include strategic planning, building the local sales team and channel partners, as well as penetrating new markets within the region. Before joining Avigilon, Mr. Oudemans held senior sales and business development roles with Cisco's Physical Security business unit, Crockett International and Pelco by Schneider Electric.

Stefan Bange, regional sales director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) An experienced security sales veteran, Stefan Bange will be responsible for managing our existing business, creating new sales growth and expanding the team in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Mr. Bange joins Avigilon from Advancis Software and Services, a PSIM manufacturer, where he served as director of international sales. During his tenure at Advancis, Bange increased international revenue by 400 percent.

About Avigilon 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.

Press contact: Angela St-Amour Communications Manager (604) 630-3410 angela.stamour@avigilon.com

SOURCE: Avigilon Corporation

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CO: Avigilon Corporation ST: British Columbia NI: CPR ELE 2575 WNEWS

-0- Oct/22/2012 20:29 GMT

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