FRESNO, Calif. —Pelco, a global provider of intelligent video solutions, announces it has named Kurt Takahashi Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2019.
Takahashi previously held the position of President of AMAG Technology, a global end-to-end security management platform.
At AMAG, his leadership transformed the company from being an access control focused business into an open, innovative security management solution specializing in access control, video surveillance, visitor management, identity management, incident
and case management, and a fully integrated command and control software suite, according to an announcement.
Prior to AMAG, Takahashi was the vice president of global sales and marketing at Quantum Secure where he led sales, business development and marketing to drive global pipeline and top-line revenue growth.
“During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Pelco than Kurt Takahashi,” says Russ Roenick, Pelco’s chairman of the board and managing partner of Transom Capital. “Mr. Takahashi is a proven leader with deep connections to Pelco and the industry. With over 20 years in the physical security sector, his reputation with customers, dealers, consultants and technology partners is invaluable. We know Kurt’s business and technology vision, executive experience and ability to bring people together to achieve success will propel Pelco into a leading position in the security industry.”
Pelco began the search for a new CEO at the end of July after announcing Jean-Marc Theolier left the organization. At that time, then COO Brian McClain was named President.
The company was acquired from Schneider Electric by Transom Capital this past May.
“I am honored to have this opportunity to lead Pelco. We have a strong brand with talented and motivated people. I’m looking forward to accelerating our ability to deliver innovative, distinctive video solutions and world-class experiences back to our customers,” says Takahashi.