Basler Vision Technologies, Ahrensburg, Germany, appointed Brandon Roe and John Recesso as new regional sales managers for Basler’s IP camera series. Roe will be responsible for expanding Basler’s security channel network in the southeastern United States. He brings six years of experience selling video, access control, and intrusion products. Recesso will be responsible for managing IP camera sales in eastern Canada and the northeastern United States. He has more than 11 years of experience in the security industry and has focused on educating people about IP video and of developing business opportunities since the technology’s infancy.

Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution, Woodbury, N.Y., appointed Shannon Vaughan to business development manager. Vaughan joins the West Coast sales team and will be serving the Seattle, Wash., Portland, Ore., Sacramento, Calif. and Union City, Calif. branches. She has more than 15 years of industry experience and has spent six years on the distribution side of the industry.

Communication Networks, Danbury, Conn., doing business as ComNet, named Ricardo Acle as the company’s director of Latin America sales. Acle has many years of experience in providing optical fiber communication solutions and is well known among major users throughout the Western United States.

Samsung Techwin America, Ridgefield Park, N.J. named Antoinette F. Modica as Canadian director of sales and marketing. Modica brings more than 15 years of experience in national sales and marketing of various product lines including security products, professional imaging, and display solutions and was previously the owner and president of a provider of video equipment and security applications to law enforcement agencies.

Matrix Systems, Miamisburg, Ohio, hired Jeff Beauchaine as its northeast regional sales manager. As the third new regional sales manager in as many months, Beauchaine will recruit and support access control product resellers for Matrix Systems’ new Frontier Universe and Frontier Web Essentials access control products. Beauchaine has more than a decade of experience working with IP networking technology companies.

Vector Security’s Poughkeepsie branch office established a scholarship program in the name of fallen N.Y. police officer, John Falcone, to help fund the educational needs of those pursuing careers in law enforcement or criminal justice. Falcone was fatally shot in the head during a domestic dispute call in a struggle in order to save a three-year-old kidnap victim on Feb. 18, 2011.

GarrettCom Inc., Fremont, Calif., named Lee House as general manager. In his new role, House is the senior executive in charge of all aspects of GarrettCom. House’s appointment as leader of the management team that will guide and support GarrettCom’s continued growth in the years ahead, is part of a planned transition of responsibility as Frank Madren, GarrettCom president since 1992, moves to a supporting role.

Alvarado, Chino, Calif., named Len Marano as its new sales representative for the northeast region. Marano brings more than 30 years of experience in sales and management to Alvarado. In previous positions, Marano’s hands-on approach, sales skills and product expertise enabled him to provide value to his clients and growth that exceeded company goals. Marano’s territory will include N.Y., N.J., Mass., R.I. and Conn.

comCables, Denver, expanded its sales team with two industry veterans. Carin Avila-Darr joined comCables as the regional sales manager for the West, bringing 26 years of data and structured cabling experience. John Orosz was also hired as an inside sales representative after installing low-voltage special systems for 15 years. These two additions to the sales team follow the promotion of David Buchanan from director of sales to vice president of sales. Buchanan joined comCables in May 2010. After only a few months as director, Buchanan had proven his value to the sales team and was promoted to vice president of sales on the executive team at comCables.

LJ Lynes was presented the 2011 Sara E Jackson Award for his outstanding work as chairman of the education committee. On hand to present the award were sponsor Ron Rothman of Honeywell, ESA President Dom D’Ascoli and last year’s Jackson award winner David Koenig.