December 1, 2006
Bold Technologies, Colorado Springs, Colo., hired Richard Wright as senior sales executive. Wright is responsible for strengthening Bold’s position in the proprietary alarm automation market, particularly in government, education and corporate applications. Wright’s duties also consist of further developing and expanding Bold Technologies’ market share in the third party and installing central station market.
Security Associates International Inc. (SAI), Arlington Heights, Ill., a provider of monitoring and security services, restructured top-management in its sales, sales support and dealer training functions for both the authorized dealer and wholesale business units.
Steve Rubin, senior vice-president of dealer development, will be responsible for dealer orientation, training, dealer relations and support, along with the development of sales and marketing programs to assist dealers in growing their businesses.
Lou Sepulveda, senior vice-president of business development, will be responsible for dealer recruitment into the company’s authorized dealer and wholesale channels.
For additional information about SAI’s authorized and wholesale dealer programs, visit www.sai-inc.com or call (800) 478-9596.
AVAD, Van Nuys, Calif., announced a distribution agreement with Niveus Media Inc., Los Gatos, Calif., a software and systems provider, specializing in media entertainment devices for the consumer electronics market.
AVAD also announced a national distribution agreement with Visual Reality Inc., Ashland, Va., U.S. distributors of the Goo Systems product line, which includes Screen Goo, a unique acrylic paint that transforms any surface into a high-performance projection screen.
Dedicated Micros Inc., Chantilly, Va., appointed Mark S. Provinsal as vice president of strategic marketing and products for the Americas region and market.
Provinsal’s responsibilities are to ensure that the U.S., Canadian and Latin American market needs are kept in the forefront of the product road map, to increase the company’s market share through strategic placement and analysis, and to increase corporate awareness and branding.
Niles Audio Corp., Miami, held the company’s 2006 dealer advisory board meeting at the Sonora Resort on Sonora Island in British Columbia â€” the company’s first such meeting in nearly four years.
The retreat, themed “We’re All Ears,” was organized to solicit dealer input on industry trends, Niles’ product development plans and dealer support programs. Niles also shared the company’s plans for the future.
In between sessions, attendees fished, participated in a poker tournament and enjoyed the Canadian wilderness.
Cernium Corp., Reston, Va., appointed Robert Latchford to chief financial officer. Before joining Cernium, Latchford held financial leadership positions with several corporations.
Sonitrol Corp., Berwyn, Pa., acquired the territory and operating rights of its Washington D.C. dealership, Sonitrol of Greater Washington, located in Chantilly, Va. In conjunction with corporate offices in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston, the addition of Greater Washington D.C. gives Sonitrol a major presence in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast markets.
Westec InterActive, West Des Moines, Iowa, a provider of intelligent business solutions that improve operations and profits by using digital surveillance and monitoring services, announced that Jon Bolen has joined the company as chief technology officer (CTO).
As CTO, Bolen’s principal responsibilities will include establishing the roadmap for Westec’s technology development, strengthening the company’s technical competencies and establishing the vision for new product development.
The company also announced James Ide as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Ide will be responsible for all of Westec’s finance and accounting functions and will coordinate due diligence for future Westec acquisitions.
For more information on the company, visit www.westecnow.com.