Dean Meyer now Pelco president and CEO

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, January 24, 2008

CLOVIS, Calif.—Just months after becoming chief operations officer, Dean Meyer has been promoted to the position of Pelco president and chief operations officer, effective Jan. 21, taking over for longtime company leader David L. McDonald, who will continue with the company as chairman of the board.
“Dean’s tenacity, energy, and strong people skills have quickly earned him the respect of all—including me,” said McDonald in a prepared statement. “I am not just comfortable, but truly excited about Pelco’s future under Dean’s leadership.”
Meyer came to Pelco quickly after the company was purchased by Schneider Electric in November 2007; Meyer was president of Schneider property TAC Americas for seven years prior. He is now responsible for continuing the transition and organizational refocus as a result of the recent Schneider Electric merger.
“I am excited about the challenges of this opportunity,” Meyer said in a prepared statement. “Although it’s important to note that obviously we are part of a big corporate company with the Schneider merger, I also think it is equally important to protect those things that have made Pelco so successful in its own right—namely the customer service model, the community outreach, the employee empowerment. So I am very sensitized to the blend of shareholder accountability and the entrepreneurial core values of Pelco.”
As an indication of some of Pelco’s new direction under Schneider, the company has already announced in 2008 a new focus on becoming an “open systems provider.” Terry Carver, Pelco API Business Development Manager, said in a separate release that, “Pelco has demonstrated its forward-thinking attitude and commitment toward integration and openness by providing a well-defined API, utilizing widely used non-proprietary interface protocols and the use of standards that were developed and adopted by industry-recognized standards bodies. This has made integration to Pelco products fast and efficient.”