Teleste strengthens its video surveillance organisation by appointing Michael L. O’Dea as a sales director and a new head of the sales in North America.
TURKU, FINLAND – 1 April 2014 – Teleste, an international technology group specialised in broadband video and data communication systems and services, today announced that it has appointed Mike O’Dea as Sales Director – North America to strengthen and expand Teleste’s Video Networks business in the United States and Canada.
Mike joins Teleste from VidSys where he held multiple positions for more than six years. He led significant growth primarily in the Municipal Public Safety markets as a trusted advisor on leveraging PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) in support of interoperability and inter-agency communications. As a leading driver of “Safe and Secure Communities”, Mike has helped major U.S. cities break through traditionally siloed environments in order to capitalize on various agency assets enabling real time situational awareness.
Based in the Washington, DC area, Mike brings to Teleste more than 20 years’ of entrepreneurial business expertise with a proven record of facilitating lucrative transitions to new markets. By combining technical capabilities with a keen awareness of client challenges, he is known to create customer-centric solutions to best suit their needs.
Mike comments, "Now is an excellent time to be joining Teleste. Our growth plans are exciting and our solutions are best-in-class in the world of High End Video Network Solutions. Providing the most scalable end-to-end solutions, we have a unique opportunity to expand the tremendous capabilities of Teleste into the North American market. Their strong commitment to customer service, combined with the highest quality video solutions are a perfect fit for what enterprise level organizations are looking for.”
“Mike’s passionate drive for utilizing technology to improve large-scale operations in the safety and security markets is an exciting addition to Teleste. His ability to create and lead strategic sales efforts across all levels of government and large corporations aligns perfectly with Teleste’s market strategy, explains Olivier Nitre, VP of Global Sales and Product Management of Teleste Video Networks.”
As part of his new role, Mike will be leading end user and consultant training efforts as well as establishing partnerships that provide mutual benefit to others in the high-end video surveillance market.
This announcement marks Teleste’s commitment to building a strong and growing business in North America.