Written by The Business Journal Staff
Pelco by Schneider Electric announced Tuesday that it has a new CEO, Jean-Marc Theolier.
The Clovis-based maker of surveillance cameras made the announcement via social media and its website. Theolier has served in a variety of leadership and engineering roles within Schneider Electric, the French firm that purchased Pelco ten years ago.
He moved to the US from France 20 years ago, and has also worked for Crouzet Automation North America as sales manager in Texas, then as general manager-CEO of Crydom Relays in California.
He and his family have held dual American and French citizenship since 2006, and will be relocating to the Clovis area in the coming months.
Theolier takes the place of Pelco by Schneider Electric CEO Sharad Shekhar, who was appointed in 2015.
Pelco has faced some challenges in the last several years, downsizing its staff significantly — reportedly from 1,800 workers to 650. It also announced this past summer that its executive, engineering and marketing teams would be relocating from its Clovis campus to Fresno.
Theolier acknowledged some of the ongoing issues in a Q&A on the Pelco website.
“The future looks bright. As a company, Pelco has experienced challenges; we have worked through them and come out better on the other end. We have a laser-focused mindset to produce some of the highest quality products the industry has seen. We will continuously improve and adopt the latest technologies to deliver solutions that protect the safety and assets of our customers. Combine this focus with our commitment to deliver the best customer service in the industry – and it’s a winning formula. Our best years are ahead of us and it’s exciting.”
Theolier also listed personal interests such as cycling, running, swimming and participating in triathlons.