Hikvision USA Drives Rapid Growth, Selects Vince Lupe as Head of Business Development
Lupe Sets Course to Handle Increasing Demand for Cutting-Edge Video Surveillance Products in North America
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Hikvision, a global leader in video surveillance products and solutions, announced that Vince Lupe has joined the company as Director of Business Development, North America. Lupe is responsible for all business development efforts around integrator relations, partner programs and architectural and engineering firms. As Hikvision USA sees demand for its innovative video surveillance products grow rapidly and expand into new verticals, the addition of proven business development talent will aim to maximize further expansion for the company in the Unites States and Canada.
“Vince is a phenomenal addition to the management team and brings years of experience in the security industry, working closely with all the main stakeholders including distributors, integrators and A&E firms,” said Jeffrey He, president for Hikvision USA. “We are thrilled about Vince’s plans for expanding our industry footprint in the region, developing highly effective partnership programs with our key customers, capturing new and developing existing business opportunities.”
“I am tremendously excited to join the Hikvision USA leadership team,” Lupe said. “Having extensive experience in strategic business development in the security industry, I believe the company has developed a winning combination of technologies that solves real problems and aligns with customer needs. Being an industry leader in the global video surveillance market for years, the company is now becoming a true force in the North American market. This is the perfect time to roll up our sleeves and grow our success even further.”
With over 25 years of security industry experience, Lupe comes to Hikvision from Honeywell, where he was responsible for leading the customer marketing team for enterprise security solutions, developing global market strategies, driving new product introductions and capturing the voice of the customer. During that time he also led the enterprise marketing programs for Honeywell Integrated Security Channel, focusing on large enterprise level integrated systems. Before Honeywell, Vince spent 25 years with Diebold as director, global channel marketing and partner strategies. While at Diebold, he was the main architect for business model change from security manufacturer to OEM distribution business model. Lupe holds a B.A. degree in Business Management from Malone College and an Associate Degree in Electronics Technology from Akron University.
Dynamic growth and exceptional products have seen Hikvision recognized as the No. 1 global vendor of CCTV and video surveillance equipment for two years in a row according to IMS Research’s World Market for CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment Report 2013 and listed for seven years in a row in Security 50, a market survey recognizing the top 50 security vendors in the global security market.
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Hikvision is the world’s largest supplier of video surveillance products and solutions. The company specializes in innovative video surveillance technology, as well as designing and manufacturing a full-line of innovative CCTV and video surveillance products. Since its inception in 2001, Hikvision has quickly achieved a leading worldwide market position in the security industry. Hikvision possesses the world’s largest R&D team and state-of-art manufacturing facilities; both allow Hikvision’s customers the benefit of world-class products that are designed with cutting-edge technology. As a further commitment to its customers, Hikvision annually reinvests 7% of its revenue into R&D for continued product innovation and improvement. Hikvision has global operations with regional offices in the United States, the Netherlands, Italy, UK, Singapore, Australia, Brazil, South Africa and Dubai, joint ventures in India and Russia, maintenance center in Hong Kong and over 30,000 partners all over the world to achieve a truly global success. Hikvision USA is a subsidiary of Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd. For more information, visit www.hikvision.com.