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Pelco appoints new CEO


October 15, 2019
By SP&T Staff
SP&T Staff

Pelco Tuesday announced the appointment of its new CEO, Kurt Takahashi.

Takahashi, whose appointment will officially begin Nov. 1 was formerly president of AMAG Technology. Previous roles for Takahashi include vice-president of global sales and marketing at Quantum Secure.

Kurt Takahashi, Pelco

“During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Pelco than Kurt Takahashi,” said Russ Roenick, Pelco’s chairman of the board and managing partner of Transom Capital, in a statement. “Mr. Takahashi is a proven leader with deep connections to Pelco and the industry. With over 20 years in the physical security sector, his reputation with customers, dealers, consultants, and technology partners is invaluable. We know Kurt’s business and technology vision, executive experience, and ability to bring people together to achieve success will propel Pelco into a leading position in the security industry.”

Private equity firm Transom Capital Group acquired Pelco from Schneider Electric in May.

“I am honoured to have this opportunity to lead Pelco. We have a strong brand with talented and motivated people. I’m looking forward to accelerating our ability to deliver innovative, distinctive video solutions and world-class experiences back to our customers,” said Takahashi.

Pelco also announced in July 2019 its COO Brian McClain would take on the role of president.