Kurt Takahashi, Pelco.

Pelco has appointed Kurt Takahashi as chief executive officer. Previously, Takahashi held the position of president of AMAG Technology, a global end-to-end security management platform.

Takahashi’s leadership transformed AMAG from an access control-focused business into an open, innovative security management solution specializing in access control, video surveillance, visitor management, identity management, incident and case management, and a fully integrated command and control software suite.

“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. “He 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.”

Takahashi said he was honoured to have the opportunity to lead Pelco.

“We have a strong brand with talented and motivated people,” Takahashi said. “I’m looking forward to accelerating our ability to deliver innovative, distinctive video solutions and world-class experiences back to our customers.”