Checkpoint finds its mate in new hires, reorganization

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, July 1, 2004

THOROFARE, N.J. - A year after launching new access control software, Checkpoint Systems has increased its staff to keep up with the company’s double-digit growth.

In early June, the company announced a reorganization of its sales team to include a national sales manager, plus appointed a new product marketing manager, director of quality insurance, regional sales managers and senior director of research and development.

The announcement on the access control side of the business also coincides with the naming of a new president, David Donnan, to oversee operations in North America.

“We’ve really stepped up our products and with that you really need to step up the support,” said Doug Karp, general manager of the ID Products Group at Checkpoint Systems.

Last year, Checkpoint launched its Pinnacle software, an open platform designed for scalability with new controllers slated for release this year. The company reports that more than 250 installers use its various products.

Karp said the company’s recent appointments follow the changes in the market, as access control moves into the IT world and the capability of software increases.

“The access control market itself has gotten more complex,” said Karp. “The days of get me in and out of the building are simply over.”

The appointments, and realignment of some positions at Checkpoint all come within the last few months. The most recent included the addition of Bill Stover and Keith Zellers to the sales team,

Andy Lowen joins the company as product marketing manager, while Susan Gebeline is director of quality assurance. Jennifer Henry comes onboard as the company as communications manager and George Tomlinson comes onboard as senior director of research and development.