Optelecom-NKF Adds Sales Executive

Sept. 25, 2008

GERMANTOWN, Md. , Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optelecom-NKF, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTC), a leading global supplier of advanced video surveillance solutions, today announced Charles L. Queri has joined the Company as its Director of Sales for the Americas. In that capacity Mr. Queri is responsible for driving overall sales growth of Optelecom-NKF solutions and services in the U.S. and across North and South America .

An accomplished executive with deep sales expertise and diverse general management experience, Queri has delivered consistent top-line achievement and demonstrated success in team development and cross-functional project leadership in both small, rapidly growing companies and large corporate entities.

"Chuck is a key addition to our team," commented Roland Hooghiemstra, Optelecom-NKF's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "He has been instrumental in building sales organizations and boosting revenue at several businesses. His skill in promoting growth was one of the key factors we considered in bringing him on board. Chuck has the drive and focus necessary to help make us the dominant complete solution provider to the video surveillance marketplace."

Prior to joining Optelecom-NKF Mr. Queri was Director of Sales for Primas Software. He also held executive or senior positions with US LEC, where he helped grow regional revenue more then tenfold, with On-Site Access, and Intermedia Communications. Mr. Queri began his career with Siemens Communications where he held a number of sales and sales management positions of increasing responsibility.

About Optelecom-NKF

Optelecom-NKF, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTC), is a global supplier of advanced video surveillance solutions, including IP cameras, video servers/codecs, network video recorders, fiber transmission equipment, video management and video analytics software. We deliver complete solutions for traffic monitoring and security of airports, seaports, casinos, prisons, utilities, public transit, city centers, hospitals, and corporate campuses.

Founded in 1972, Optelecom-NKF is committed to providing its customers with expert technical advice and support in addition to products that are developed and tested for professional and mission critical applications. All Optelecom-NKF IP surveillance solutions are marketed under the Siqura(R) name.

The Optelecom-NKF corporate headquarters is in Germantown, Maryland , USA, with European corporate offices in Gouda, the Netherlands , and sales offices or support covering Latin America , France , Spain , the UK, Germany , Italy , Dubai , and Singapore .

Investor inquiries should be directed to Mr. Rick Alpert at +1 301-948-7872.

SOURCE Optelecom-NKF, Inc.

Copyright © 2008 PR Newswire Association LLC. All Rights Reserved.