Arecont Vision makes changes to its leadership team

SP&T Staff
Tuesday October 10, 2017
Written by
Raul Calderon
Raul Calderon
Arecont Vision, a manufacturer of high-performance megapixel IP cameras, has announced changes to its executive leadership team, including several promotions.

Raul Calderon has been promoted from senior vice president to chief operating officer and general manager. As senior vice president, he was responsible for operations, engineering and products.

As COO and general manager, sales, marketing and support are now also part of his duties.

“Raul has proven his strong vision and his outstanding management skills during his 10 years of increasing responsibilities and successful assignments with the company,” said Dr. Michael Kaplinsky, CEO, Arecont Vision. “Consolidating key aspects of the business under his leadership will enhance the efficiency of our global operations and ensure our ongoing success.”

Additionally, Kyle Parker has been promoted from vice president, North America sales west, to vice president, Americas.

In his new position, Parker will lead sales across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Latin America.

Meanwhile, Mitch Fagundes will now serve as vice president, global strategic accounts. He most recently served as director of business development.

As vice president, global strategic accounts, Fagundes has “global responsibility” for strategic accounts, distributors, systems integrators and both the A&E and consultant communities.

Arecont Vision has also promoted Sanjit Bardhan, based in Dubai, U.A.E., to vice president, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI).

Paul Taggar has been promoted to managing director of Europe, reporting to Bardhan.

Taggar previously served as the sales leader for the UK and Ireland. He will now be responsible for all European sales activity and leadership of his team across the region.

Finally, Scott Schafer, who served as executive vice president at Arecont Vision for nine years, has left the company.

However, he will continue to serve on the Executive Committee and the Board of the Security Industry Association (SIA). Schafer is the incoming chairman-elect, and will be chairman of the SIA in 2018.

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