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Milestone Systems Appoints International Staff

North American sales and other appointments

Mike Taylor

COPENHAGEN — Milestone Systems, a manufacturer of control software for surveillance systems, recently appointed a wide range of supervisors and executives to its international work force. This includes staff for managing sales in North America, Austria, Germany and Switzerland and the UK. A new Finance Manager has also come on board in the US and the Danish headquarters has hired a product manager, too.

Mike Taylor is now the director of sales, North America, for Milestone Systems. Since July, he has been responsible for driving new business, tasked with expanding the local, regional and national integrator base and building out the consulting and Architects & Engineers (A&E) Program. He is also enlarging the field sales team who support our partner relationships.

Taylor has been in the security industry for more than 18 years in key roles that include Brivo Systems’ senior director of sales and AMAG Technology vice president of sales, having started his career with ADT Security Systems.

Ava Parissay

Ava Parissay joined Milestone Systems at the Danish headquarters in June as senior products manager in the professional business unit. With a BASc Computer Engineering and MBA from Simon Fraser University, she has worked more than 10 years in the high-tech industry, most recently as product manager at Avigilon in Canada where she was responsible for the device portfolio and integration program. Prior to this, she was a product manager and head of user interface design at Macdonald Dettwiler and Associates.

“Ava will support our team in a number of activities across R&D, sales and marketing,” said Janne Jacobsen, vice president of professional products for Milestone Systems. “She will take ownership of the strategic three-year roadmap for the professional business unit.”

Mark Pauley is the new finance manager, Americas, for Milestone Systems, working in Beaverton, Ore. He comes to Milestone from six years at Colgate-Palmolive where he was senior auditor, financial controller and finance manager. He has also worked for Navigant Consulting, Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young. Pauley served in the U.S. Army, including deployments to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Saudi Arabia. He has a BS in Business Administration from Oregon State University and a CPA license.

Milestone Systems was acquired by Canon earlier this year.