Bosch Security Systems has further strengthened its management team with the appointment of Chris Whitting to the role of Head of Sales, UK and Ireland.
Chris has considerable industry experience especially in the field of integrated security solutions, having previously been a founding partner at Computer Network Limited (CNL), one of the UK’s foremost IP security systems integrators and software developers. He has a proven track record in building effective relationships with work colleagues, distributors and installers, as well as driving project opportunities within the corporate, local government and education sectors alike.
“I am very excited at the opportunity to join the Bosch Security Systems team and play a significant part in the continued growth of the business,” says Chris. “There is an excellent team in place, and I look forward to working with them all in building long standing and profitable relationships with all Bosch clients.
“Bosch is an exceptionally reputable brand,” he adds, “with a portfolio of security products and technologies that are recognised as industry leading, especially in the fields of imaging and Intelligent Video Analysis (Analytics). As a founding partner of the ONVIF standard, Bosch is committed to IP developments such as H.264 video compression across the product ranges.”
Chris says that it is a natural move to embrace IP: “The Network is increasingly used for all business communications and it is a natural progression for physical security decisions to now include the IT Director.”
Commenting on Chris’ appointment, Paul Wong, Managing Director of Bosch Security Systems, says that Chris’ background makes him ideally placed to lead the sales team: “He has the knowledge, energy and enthusiasm which comes from an entrepreneurial background, and his attributes are aligned closely with the values & culture that are associated with the Bosch brand.
“Chris will add depth to the management team,” Paul says, “which will contribute to our efforts to consolidate further our recent acquisitions and to increase our service offering to our UK & Irish customers.”
As well as managing the national sales team, Chris will be responsible for refining the Bosch Security Systems Dealer (BSSD) programme, which is set to be a focus for 2010 along with the development of a professional support offering for major projects and installations in key vertical markets.