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Optelecom-NKF names Dave Patterson president

Dave Patterson
Optelecom-NKF, Inc., a global provider of advanced IP video network solutions, announced the appointment of Dave Patterson as president effective March 9, 2009.

May 6, 2009  By Staff

Prior to joining the Company Patterson served as President and CEO
of Siemens AG subsidiary, Siemens Government Services (SGS), a provider
of IT-enabled solutions that improve end-user operations and
infrastructure and secure vital assets. As head of SGS, Mr. Patterson
was responsible for the strategic direction, operating performance, and
marketplace success of the enterprise. He joined SGS in July 2006 from
another Siemens company and also served as a member of the company’s
Board of Directors.

“Throughout his career Dave has demonstrated the ability to lead and to
develop business opportunities showcasing innovative products and
services based on advanced technologies and vendor solutions,” said
Edmund Ludwig, Optelecom-NKF’s Chairman and CEO. “Dave’s appointment
comes at a critical time as we develop strategies and initiatives for
long-term growth and opportunity against the backdrop of a difficult

“This field of technology is vital to governments and industries around
the world. I am committed to continuing our focus on the products and
services required to support the missions and objectives of current and
future customers,” said David.

Patterson’s career includes service in ten countries and spans 14
industries. He held leadership positions of increasing responsibility
in manufacturing, facility management, construction, and consulting
services with Fluor Daniel, Bridgestone Firestone, Day &
Zimmermann, and SGS.


He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Colorado Tech and completed graduate
studies in international business at the University of California and
Thunderbird School of Global Management. Mr. Patterson is currently
pursuing an executive MBA through Northeastern University in Boston,

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