BURNABY, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Viscount Systems Inc. (OTCQB:VSYS), a leading-edge supplier of security systems and software, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Pilato to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this leadership role, Mr. Pilato will be responsible for managing product strategy, building the Viscount brand and driving revenue for Viscount product lines through all channels globally.
Mr. Pilato is an experienced C-level Marketing and Business Development executive with 25 years of experience in software and Physical Security related industries. He has managed international businesses and sales channels on five continents, working in senior sales & marketing roles at blue chip companies such as Schlage/Ingersoll Rand, Assa Abloy, Honeywell Security, and Sensormatic/Software House (now Tyco). He has successfully started new business enterprises and launched innovative new products in Access Control, Identity Management, SaaS/Cloud Services, and PSIM.
“The appointment of Michael to the executive team fills a critical sales role for our Freedom cyber secure access control technology, which continues to gain market share, and our legacy intercom systems business,” stated Dennis Raefield, Viscount Systems’ President and CEO. “Michael brings strong operational experience and deep domain expertise which will help us to scale and compete more effectively in the global marketplace. He is unique in that he has successfully started and run new business enterprises both within large corporate structures and in venture-backed start-ups. Michael has a proven record of team-building and delivering results in both early stage as well as mature businesses.”
Mr. Pilato commented, “Viscount System’s technology has unique advantages in the industry, both in terms of bringing cyber security to building systems and providing real cost advantages to our clients. The company has achieved early market share with a limited sales staff. By investing in our sales & marketing infrastructure, we plan to accelerate our market reach and revenue growth.”
About Viscount's Freedom Access Control Solutions
Freedom is the first and only access control system that allows entry devices (ID cards, RFID readers, biometrics, etc.) to be connected to, and controlled by, standard building IT networks without requiring expensive control panels and wiring. Freedom brings cyber security protection to access control, eliminates up to 80% of the cost of traditional access control systems and provides a green, environmentally friendly solution.
About Viscount Systems
Viscount Systems, Inc. brings cyber security protection to physical security and building automation systems. Its software solutions are sold and installed only by certified security integrators. Viscount's industry awards include the Microsoft "Be What's Next" Award, Security Industry Association Convergence Solution of the Year and Homeland Security Platinum Award for Emergency Response and Gold Award for Access Control at GOVSEC.
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