San Jose, CA and Cardiff, UK (November 16, 2004) Simon Barnes, previously Indala director of sales for EMEA, has been promoted to vice president of product management for Indala. He will report to Indala president, Marc Freundlich. In his new role, effective Jan. 1, 2005, Mr. Barnes will create and implement product strategy to exceed customer demands and corporate objectives.
"This is a great opportunity for Simon. It is also a strategic position for Indala's continued success in the marketplace. And as a security industry veteran with 20 years of experience, Simon's knowledge of the market and customer requirements will be an asset that Indala will now benefit from on a global basis. He has the technical capability to understand the newest technologies and how customers can best apply them," said Mr. Freundlich.
Mr. Barnes added, "As sales director, I understood how to translate specific customer needs into product features and benefits. As VP of product management, I can help bring new and innovative products to market. I will continue to work with our customers, but in a new way that provides a clear and compelling product strategy for Indala products."