Hills has made a number of key appointments to strengthen its business and improve strategic direction. Daniel Lee is now head of CCTV, surveillance and IT distribution practice, Kobi Ben-Shabat is head of security, access control and fire, while Stevan Ristic has been appointed general manager for security services.

As part of the full integration of Lan 1 into Hills, Daniel Lee has progressed from his role as managing director of Lan 1 into a key role within Hills as head of CCTV, surveillance and IT distribution practice. 

Lee established Lan 1, a distributor of IP storage, IP networking, IP security and IP CCTV and surveillance, which Hills acquired 2013. Daniel has more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and business operations. Born in Singapore, Daniel is multi-lingual in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.  

In his new role, Lee is responsible for building out Hills’ solution range in this area, with a particular focus on next generation IP-based technology solutions. 
 
Following Hills acquisition and integration of Open Platform Systems (OPS) into its broader business structure, Kobi Ben-Shabat has progressed from his role as managing director of OPS into a key role within Hills as head of security, access control and fire.  

Ben-Shabat was the founder and managing director of OPS and has held previous roles in sales mainly in IP video and security solutions for the past 12 years. Ben-Shabat is now responsible for building out Hills’ solution range in this area, with a particular focus on next generation IP based technology solutions.

Stevan Ristic is the newly appointed general manager for security services at Hills, with responsibility for positioning Hills as the technology partner of choice for the security industry. Ristic is passionate about bringing best-in-class security products and services platforms from around the world to Australia. 

Ristic has more than 2 decades of experience in the security industry, spanning sales management, project management and product management. He has worked on several major projects, most notably the sale and installation of security systems at Sydney Airport and the Sydney Super Dome – Australia’s largest permanent indoor venue and a key site for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.