NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Techwin America, a leader in surveillance technology, today announced the appointment of Richard Simone as the company's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this role, Simone will be responsible for driving Samsung Techwin America's growth in the consumer video monitoring & security industry.
"Home automation and security is a rapidly growing industry and today's consumers are increasingly looking to adopt this technology to monitor their homes and businesses," Simone said. "I've long admired Samsung Techwin America's approach to bolstering this market and I look forward to collaborating on strategic decisions, broadening sales and continuing to grow the business."
Prior to joining Samsung Techwin America, Simone worked with Panasonic for 10 years, where he rose through the ranks to become Vice President of Sales and Merchandising. During his tenure, Simone successfully spearheaded a series of initiatives that propelled the company to increase market share and drive sales growth within the Appliance, Entertainment and Telephone categories.
Prior to Panasonic, Simone was a Buyer at several national retail organizations including Montgomery Ward, Kmart and Toy's R' Us. From 2003 to 2004, Simone served as Divisional Vice President at OfficeMax, where he oversaw multiple categories within the Electronics and Technology departments.
"Richard has been instrumental in leading high-profile retail and manufacturing companies in scaling their businesses," President Soonhong Ahn said. "His sales acumen and industry relationships will be key to positioning Samsung Techwin America as the market leader in security and surveillance."
About Samsung Techwin America
Samsung Techwin America is a leading supplier of advanced video surveillance solutions. Building on the company's history of innovation, Samsung Techwin America is dedicated to providing system solutions with the highest levels of performance, reliability and cost-efficiency. As a subsidiary of a $117 billion international market maker, Samsung Techwin America is committed to the continued development of innovative products for professional and consumer security applications. For more information, visit www.samsungsv.com.