Paxton Announces Next Steps on Ambitious Growth Journey

Paxton Access has added significant additional headcount to its team of security and technology experts.

Paxton Access has added significant additional headcount to its team of security and technology experts. In line with their ambitious growth plan, Paxton have added 8 new Sales Managers to their burgeoning team. This move is key to ensuring dealers and distributors receive an increasingly high level of support, wherever they are in the country.

Paxton’s investment in its new Sales force is in direct response to high demand from the market and closely follows the introduction of a dedicated field training team earlier this year. The eight new Sales Managers bring a wealth of experience from the security industry and beyond. Customers will now have a local Paxton professional at hand to assist them with their access control projects. The team will focus their time meeting customers, offering product demos and advice on the latest solutions. This will help dealers and distributors alike gain the best understanding of Paxton’s product range.

Gareth O’Hara, Chief Sales Officer said, “Our dealers and distributors are the key priority for our continued growth and success and by significantly growing our field sales team, we can better support our customer base. We want to ensure customers are ready to take full advantage of the opportunities available with our innovative access control systems, Net2 and cloud-based Paxton BLU. We have given great care and attention to the selection of the new Sales Managers. I’m confident that this talented group of professionals have the drive and dedication to move Paxton forward to realizing our growth ambitions.”

Najim Hashimi, Paxton’s Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast is based in New York. He joins Paxton with a strong background in the security industry.

Keith West, Mid-Northeast Regional Sales Manager resides in Maryland and brings over 16 years of experience with a Sales and Engineering background.

John Murray covers The Carolinas and previously worked as an Integrator over the past seven years. 

Colin Voerding built his career in the security sector. Colin is responsible for the Central region, and he is based in Minnesota.  

Mason Reiff, Paxton’s Central Regional Sales Manager resides in Illinois and brings a wealth of expertise from both the security and technology field. 

Charlie Spies East Central Regional Sales Manager joined Paxton with over 17 years of Sales and management experience. 

Regional Sales Manager for the Northwest region, Ryan Smith previously held sales positions in security and access control distribution.

John Shipley covers the South-Central region, and his experience includes over 10 years of working within the security industry in Sales and management roles.

Meet Paxton’s Sales team at ISC East in New York at the Javits Center from November 15-16, 2017, or visit to find your Regional Sales Manager.


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