GE's Security business (NYSE: GE) today announced that Jim Clark, currently vice president of global marketing, has accepted the role of vice president of global sales. While continuing with his present marketing responsibilities for the time being, Clark looks forward to creating a team of dedicated GE specialists that will help GE dealers and integrators grow and scale their businesses to meet the emerging sophistication of their security customers.
"Today's partnerships are based on helping all partners build their businesses and profits, not just selling and installing more products," said Clark. "To remain competitive, end users, dealers/integrators and manufacturers must recognize and respond to emerging trends. That means partnering with manufacturers that are aware of where the market is going. I look forward to building a team that provides GE partners with increased training, technical support, sales and marketing expertise, and, of course, innovative, forward-thinking products."
An executive board member of the Security Industry Association (SIA) and chair of the Education Committee, Clark is also a board member of the Open Security Exchange.
Clark joined GE in 2001 in the Industrial Systems business as the Director of Business Development for Vertical Markets. In 2003, he accepted the role of Vice President, Global Marketing for Target Markets for GE Industrial Systems. In 2004, he joined GE Infrastructure, Security as Vice President, Global Marketing. Prior to his GE career, he was the President of AC&C Network Services from 1998 to 2001. Before that, he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for North American Video Corp. from 1986 to 1998.
Clark is a graduate of the University of New York, Regents with an undergraduate degree in business. In addition, he attended Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Business with a focus on marketing.