Netwatch Group, a security group comprised of NMC, CalAtlantic and Netwatch, has announced the appointment of Justin Wilmas as president of Netwatch North America. In this role, Wilmas will be responsible for all video monitoring business from CalAtlantic and Netwatch in North America, as well as video monitoring from the NMC dealer channel. 

Netwatch has also announced the appointment of Rochelle Thompson as chief marketing officer. In this role, Thompson will be responsible for overseeing marketing operations for all business units. 

Both Thompson and Wilmas recently served on the executive leadership team at Pelco, where they held roles in the divesture from Schneider Electric to the Transom Capitol Group and in re-establishing the brand as a provider for video cameras and security solutions. 

“Justin has a proven track record of success” said Kurt Takahashi, recently appointed CEO for Netwatch Group. “He has a passion for his people, customers and dealers that is second to none. I look forward to having Justin build and grow the US business to new heights. Rochelle’s dedication and commitment to implementing best practices and bringing her wealth of marketing prowess to this role will ensure we are well positioned for success.”

Wilmas most recently served as vice president of sales for North America, Pelco. With over 15 years of global security industry experience, he has been created and implemented strategies which generated double digit growth years for products, software and enterprise security solutions with the intent to minimize risk, achieve compliance and implement operational efficiencies. 

“I am truly looking forward to being a driving force in a company that brings innovative technology and a customer-centric approach to managing customers' risk,” Wilmas said. 

In her most recent role as senior vice president of global marketing at Pelco, Thompson was responsible for re-introducing Pelco to the marketplace and restoring the brand’s presence, in addition to a complete overhaul of the demand generation engine from the lead lifecycle through customer acquisition.

“I am incredibly honored and excited to be a part of the Netwatch Group,” Thompson said. “I’m looking forward to building our brand presence as a corporation and working with our executive team to ensure each of our business divisions continues to see growth.”