Written by The Business Journal Staff
The new ownership group of Pelco, Inc. has named the company’s new CEO.
Kurt Takahashi, former president of global security management platform AMAG Technology, has been named Pelco’s new CEO effective Nov. 1.
Takahashi replaces Jean-Marc Theolier, who left at the end of July just a couple months after Los Angeles-based Transom Capital Group acquired the video surveillance solutions provider from European electronics firm Schneider Electric.
“During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Pelco than Kurt Takahashi,” said Russ Roenick, Pelco’s chairman of the board and managing partner of Transom Capital. “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 Torrance-based AMAG Technology, Takahashi transformed the company from an access-control-focused business into an innovative security management firm specializing in access control, video surveillance, visitor and identity management and incident and case management, with a fully integrated command and control software suite, according to a news release.
“I am honored to have this opportunity to lead Pelco. 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,” Takahashi said.