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Press release from CNW Group

Avigilon Hires Vice President of Global Business Development to Target Strategic Enterprise Opportunities

Monday, October 15, 2012

Avigilon Hires Vice President of Global Business Development to Target Strategic Enterprise Opportunities16:30 EDT Monday, October 15, 2012Leader in high-definition surveillance appoints industry-veteran Jeremy Howard to newly created roleVANCOUVER, Oct. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Avigilon (TSX:AVO), a leader in high-definition (HD and megapixel video surveillance solutions, today announced the appointment of Jeremy Howard to the role of vice president of global business development. In this position he will build and oversee a vertical-specific sales team comprised of industry experts. This sales team will be focused on growing revenue through strategic enterprise and global standardization opportunities."The surveillance industry is highly fragmented by vertical and geography," said Alexander Fernandes, president and CEO of Avigilon. "With the addition of Jeremy Howard and his vertically-based sales team, we will be able to capture even more market share and build on our success."Mr. Howard will be based in Dallas, Texas and report directly to Bryan Schmode, executive vice president of global sales. Douglas Florence, business development director of global gaming, and Matthew McCoy, business development director of strategic national accounts, will report to Mr. Howard.Jeremy Howard, vice president of global business developmentWith approximately 20 years of security industry experience, Jeremy Howard will be responsible for building and overseeing a sales team focused on vertical opportunities including gaming, retail, critical infrastructure, government, as well as, global and national integrators. Before joining Avigilon, Mr. Howard was the director of strategic accounts for Verint, a global leader in enterprise and security intelligence. As part of the company's enterprise and critical infrastructure group, he helped grow sales by more than 175 percent in under two years. He has also held senior positions at Honeywell Security and Semco, an integrator that provided engineering services and communications products to U.S. and allied governments.About AvigilonAvigilon (TSX: AVO) is defining the future of protection through innovative high-definition surveillance solutions. Delivering the world's best image quality, our industry-leading HD network video management software and megapixel cameras are reinventing surveillance. Information about Avigilon can be found at www.avigilon.com.SOURCE: Avigilon CorporationFor further information: Press contact: Angela St-Amour Communications Manager (604) 630-3410 angela.stamour@avigilon.com