MDI Security Systems Announces New Senior Vice President of Sales

Robert A. Schorr to lead sales initiative at San Antonio-based developer of access and video systems


SAN ANTONIO -- MDI Security Systems, the foundation of MDI, Inc., a recognized leader in delivering open integrated access control, alarm management and video security solutions, today announced that it has appointed Robert A. Schorr as the new Sr. Vice President of Sales.

Over the past eight months, Mr. Schorr has worked as an executive consultant to MDI, assisting the company in re-positioning their offerings in the North American security market by negotiating contracts with large systems integrators, creating global market distribution strategies and spearheading the introduction of their new iTRUST(TM), ViewPoint(TM) and nTEGRITY(TM) product lines. He has also overseen the expansion of MDI's existing SAFEnet(R) Open System Integration (OSI) Platform to the enterprise market.

As a 16-year security industry veteran, Mr. Schorr has been involved in a wide range of management, operational and sales responsibilities during his career. These include product design, product development, product management, marketing, systems integration, management consulting and sales management. Most recently, Mr. Schorr was co-founder of RF Logics. At RF Logics, he assisted in successfully attaining both series A and B round financing while positioning the company in the international market as a leading provider of proximity readers, biometrics and access control products.

"Over the last eight months, I've had the opportunity to work closely with every department in MDI while assisting in streamlining operational processes and strategically growing the dealer, integrator and distributor base," said Mr. Schorr. "In doing so, I validated that MDI is truly the world-class security company that I knew from years past. With some of the most experienced people in the business, a loyal customer base that has served as a foundation for their recent success and a `second-to-none' product portfolio, MDI is positioned to move to the forefront of the industry.

"By implementing our new revenue growth plan and continuing to build the necessary global relationships as a cohesive team, our new sales organization will continue to provide integrated security control solutions that directly address the security challenges faced by government and commercial organizations of all sizes," he added.

"We are excited that Mr. Schorr has decided to lead the new MDI sales organization and drive the execution of our corporate growth and expansion plans," stated J. Collier Sparks, President and CEO of MDI, Inc. "Besides his exceptional reputation and accomplishments as a professional sales leader, he adds a comprehensive and proven skill set to our executive team that will assist MDI in accomplishing our business objectives in regards to revenue generation, product enhancement, market penetration and operational development in both domestic and international markets," he added.