Edward Wassall

Edward Wassall to Direct Samsung's IP Business Development

Samsung Techwin America, a global supplier of video surveillance and security products, announces the appointment of Edward Wassall Ph.D. as director of IP product and business development. He will report to Frank DeFina, Samsung's senior vice president of sales and marketing, North America.

Wassall brings to Samsung an extensive knowledge of networked video and access control solutions and a background in IT security and network design. He will manage the sales and development aspects of Samsung's IP technology and security product portfolio. Dr. Wassall will work with Samsung's field management teams to increase sales of the IP security product line and to develop and maintain high levels of product value and industry recognition. He also will continue to work closely with the ONVIF standards body as Samsung’s contributing member.

“I was surprised to learn how complete Samsung's network product line is,” Wassall said. “Once I realized the extent of Samsung's network offerings, I saw a great opportunity to help them get the word out. Samsung is well-positioned as an industry leader based on the global company's ongoing commitment to technology excellence. It's the industry's best kept secret, and I look forward to changing that.”

Working for 17 years in two stints at Anixter, a national distributor, Wassall was director of systems engineering, vice president of integration services and later vice president of national IP solutions. Previous employers also include SBC DataCom, where Wassall was vice president of national integrations services (1999-2003); and GECO Systems, where he recently served as director of systems engineering (2011).

Wassall's education background includes a Ph.D. in information technology from Webster University. He is a CISCO network professional, certified cyber forensics specialist, certified P.E. and is Pelco- and OnSSI-certified.

“No one is better equipped to lead our very important IP business initiative than Edward Wassall,” DeFina said. “The use of network systems is transforming the video surveillance and access control markets, and Ed's background, knowledge and industry profile will be a great addition to the growing Samsung IP team during an exciting time for the company.”

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