Ojo Technology, a security integrator in Northern California, has named Shailesh Prasad as its new vice president of operations and promoted Jeffrey Gutierrez to general manager for its growing Central Valley office.

Prasad will work from the company headquarters in Fremont serving as vice president of operations and overseeing day-to-day operations as well as strategic planning and goal setting. Gutierrez will lead the company’s rapidly expanding office in Stockton, Calif. responsible for operations, planning and sales.

The personnel changes and additions are a result of the company’s continued strong growth, according to Angie Wong, president and founder of Ojo Technology.

“Shailesh and Jeff have strong systems and security backgrounds,” Wong said. “We are looking to them to be part of the management team that will help us continue to expand throughout the region.”

Previously, Prasad was a senior executive and engineer for Hayward-based HSQ Technology where he led integrated systems projects for organizations including BART, eBART, Sound Transit and the San Francisco International Airport. He has an extensive background in working with a variety of industries including light-rail, waste water management and airports. 

“Ojo Technology already has a great name in transportation, municipal and campus security,” Prasad said. “I’m looking forward to using my past experience to strengthen those markets and reach beyond them.”

Gutierrez has been with the company for more than three years as director of sales. He is an experienced security integration professional. Prior to joining Ojo Technology he was a senior account executive for Johnson Controls and he worked with Siemens, Tyco and ADT. 

“We are seeing tremendous growth potential in California’s Central Valley, working with some of the top organizations in the region,” Gutierrez said. “I’m looking forward to using my years of experience to continue to expand our presence in the area.”