Vicon Announces New APAC Sales VP

July 2, 2015

Vicon Industries Inc. announced July 1, the hiring of Lawrence de Guzman in Singapore to better manage our growing local business in southeast Asia. He has been hired as VP APAC reporting to Bret McGowan, senior vice president of sales and marketing.

De Guzman has an extensive background in international sales and marketing, as well as senior management for high-tech, high-growth companies.  He brings a wealth of experience, having been a business driver within the IP video surveillance and management industry.  Prior to joining Vicon, he held increasing roles at Milestone Systems, most recently as director of global key accounts, verticals and OEM sales and sales operations. Prior to Milestone, he was global marketing director and managing director Asia Pacific for Axis Communications.  He has lived and worked in the geographic areas of Europe (over 13 years total in Scandinavia), Asia (9 years based in Singapore) and the U.S., where he is originally from (Southern California).  Lawrence has an executive MBA from California State Hayward/East Bay and a business administration degree with a computer information systems focus from Cal State Dominguez Hills in the USA.

De Guzman commented, “I look forward to joining Vicon and contributing to significant growth in Asia Pacific. Together, we aim to apply innovation and a collaborative ecosystem in creating true value-add for increased growth and profitability for our partners.”

“We are excited to have such an accomplished professional leading our sales effort in the APAC area and I look forward to working with him” stated McGowan.