Paxton Access Inc., a global brand of IP access control and video intercom systems, with over 35 years’ industry experience, has expanded its team to meet increased product demand, making several strategic appointments. 

The company has appointed Blair Bowen as global manufacturing manager. Bowen previously managed manufacturing teams for Collins Aerospace and Jaguar Land Rover.

“What really attracted me to Paxton is the people and culture,” said Bowen. “I have spent the last 12 years working in a blue-chip large corporate environment. This is an opportunity to come to a growing organization, get that breadth of exposure, and broaden my horizons across multiple elements of the business.”

Blair is based at Paxton’s main UK manufacturing facility in Eastbourne, East Sussex. His role is integral to the company's growth plans over the coming years. Paxton is currently set to expand production lines and add more manufacturing space to meet the increase in demand internationally for their security systems.

In addition, George Spanos has joined Paxton’s U.S. sales team as its new regional sales manager responsible for developing the Northeast region. This region spans from North Jersey to Maine, including two of the largest and most populated areas in the U.S.: metro Boston and metro New York City.

Spanos remarked that it was the company culture at Paxton that appealed to him. “Everyone that I spoke with during the interview process were authentic and professional,” he said. “The team has been very supportive and welcoming since my arrival and I am excited to have become a member of the Paxton family. I believe in the product/solution we offer here at Paxton. Safety and security is extremely important to me, so I am eager to help accomplish that in the Northeast.

“Coming from distribution, I plan to leverage my contacts to help spread the Paxton message while simultaneously growing the Paxton market share in the Northeast. I will achieve this goal with the help and support of our world-class Paxton team!"

Quanel Key recently joined the Paxton team as field training engineer for the central U.S. He will be responsible for providing installation training at installer locations from the Rio Grande to the Canadian border. Quanel will provide practical hands-on training for Paxton’s complete line of stand-alone and networked products.

Additionally, Paxton has expanded and strengthened its U.S. support team with the addition of seven new technical support agents, a step aimed at bolstering Paxton’s support infrastructure as a foundation to their approach to serving customers.