IK Systems, a security systems integrator based in Victor, N.Y., announced the appointment Frank Bell to serve as national sales and marketing director.

Bell brings more than 25 years of sales and sales management experience to IK Systems. He previously served as director of security solutions East for Elite ISI, a crime prevention and asset protection solutions company, and prior to that was vice president of business development for American Security, one of the largest interactive video solution providers in the Metro New York area.

“Frank Bell brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and sales experience to this important leadership role within our team,” said COO Melissa Marcella. “We’re looking forward to bringing his development initiatives to life and continued, sustainable growth, in markets that depend on us most for their security needs.”

As the demand for security solutions in critical infrastructure environments continues to grow, IK Systems decision to open this opportunity ensures they are well positioned to continue delivering solutions for their existing customer base and manage new business development, the announcement stated.

Bell received his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge, and spent 12 years on the West Coast before returning to his roots in New York City. Away from the office he’s an avid traveler and enjoys hiking, biking, golfing and spending time with his family. He’s a lifelong New York Mets & New York Football Giants fan.

Bell will build and lead an IK Systems nationwide sales team and oversee the sales engineering group that works closely with IK Systems partners and end users to design low voltage security and surveillance solutions. He is also tasked with extending the go-to market strategy to strengthen and further IK Systems place in the numerous verticals they currently service, as well as other channels IK is looking to pursue.