Pelco names Kurt Takahashi as CEO

Former AMAG president to lead a resurgent Pelco
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

FRESNO, Calif.—Pelco Inc., a global intelligent video solutions company, announced the appointment of Kurt Takahashi as CEO, effective Nov. 1, 2019. Previously, Takahashi held the position of President of AMAG Technology, a global end-to-end security management platform.

“During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Pelco than Kurt Takahashi,” Russ Roenick, Pelco’s Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner of Transom Capital, said in the announcement. “Mr. Takahashi is a proven leader with deep connections to Pelco and the industry. With over 20 years in the physical security sector, his reputation with customers, dealers, consultants, and technology partners is invaluable. We know Kurt’s business and technology vision, executive experience, and ability to bring people together to achieve success will propel Pelco into a leading position in the security industry.”

At AMAG, Takahashi’s innovative leadership transformed the company from being an access control focused business into an open, innovative security management solution specializing in access control, video surveillance, visitor management, identity management, incident and case management, and a fully integrated command and control software suite.

Prior to AMAG, Takahashi was the vice president of global sales and marketing at Quantum Secure where he led sales, business development, and marketing to drive global pipeline and top-line revenue growth.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to lead Pelco,” Takahashi said in the announcement.” We have a strong brand with talented and motivated people. I’m looking forward to accelerating our ability to deliver innovative, distinctive video solutions and world-class experiences back to our customers,”

Pelco specializes in the design and development of video surveillance solutions including video management and analytics software, infrastructure, cameras, and services. From Pelco’s VideoXpert video management platform to their selection of IP cameras and accessories, Pelco is committed to designing and delivering a broad range of high-quality, IP video security products and systems that make the world safer, the company said.