Dr. Edward Wassall joins Samsung

Former Anixter exec named as company’s director of IP product and business development


CCTV solutions manufacturer Samsung Techwin American announced Thursday that Edward Wassall, Ph. D., has joined the company as its new director of IP product and business development.

According to a statement, Dr. Wassall will manage the sales and development aspects of the company’s IP technology and security product portfolio. He will also continue to work closely with the ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) standards body as Samsung’s contributing member.

Dr. Wassall worked for 17 years in two stints at Anixter, serving as director of systems engineering, vice president of integration services and later as vice president of national IP solutions. Previous employers also include SBC DataCom, where he was vice president of national integrations services (1999-2003); and GECO Systems, where he recently served as director of systems engineering (2011).

He holds a Ph.D. in information technology from Webster University. Dr. Wassall is also a CISCO Network Professional, certified cyber forensics specialist, certified P.E., and is Pelco and OnSSI certified.

"No one is better equipped to lead our very important IP business initiative than Edward Wassall," said Samsung Vice President of Sales and Marketing Frank DeFina. "The use of network systems is transforming the video surveillance and access control markets, and Ed's background, knowledge and industry profile will be a great addition to the growing Samsung IP team during an exciting time for the company."