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Bosch Combines Security, Comm Systems Divisions

Bosch Security Systems announced that it will realign its sales, marketing, and customer service and support organizations in a move that will combine the Security Systems and Communications Systems Divisions in the Americas.

Bosch Security Systems announced that it will realign its sales, marketing, and customer service and support organizations in a move that will combine the Security Systems and Communications Systems Divisions in the Americas. The changes will be effective January 1, 2010, and will result in a fully integrated organization that the company says will make it easier for customers to do business with Bosch.

The senior leadership team of the combined organization will incorporate key executives from both Security Systems and Communications Systems. According to Bosch this structure ensures the strengths of each division will be leveraged in the organization's unified approach to the market.

Leading the team will be Jeremy Hockham, president of sales for the Americas. He will manage sales, marketing, business development, technical and project support, and customer service for the combined organization in North and South America. Christopher Gerace will maintain his role as president.

Eric Cechak, Franck Fabry, Daniel Nix, and Kelly Priest will head the four U.S. sales regions as vice presidents. Robert Drob will lead sales of major projects. Robert Loacker and Norm Hoefler will lead all sales and marketing activities in Latin America and Canada, respectively.

Thomas Hansen, who previously served as vice president, Americas for the Communications Systems Division, will assume the role of vice president of key accounts.

"With unified sales and account management teams, it will be easier for our security and communications customers to expand their current product offerings to include other systems from our broad portfolio," said Hansen in a statement. "With the new structure, we will be better positioned to help our customers achieve greater profitability and expand their businesses."

Nick Valente will continue as vice president of business development, and Daniel Gundlach will maintain his position as vice president of marketing for the Americas, according to the company. Jim Musshafen will serve as director of training, technical, and project support; and Paul Loughridge will head customer service.



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