New Eastern Regional Manager for IFS Sales


NEWTOWN, Conn., March 14: International Fiber Systems part of GE and the leading manufacturer of fiber optic transmission networking equipment, has announced the hiring of Guy Walker, formerly of Optelecom/NKF, to manage the IFS Northeastern Sales Region. Guy will concentrate on supporting sales of IFS fiber optic products within the active Rep Network by educating IFS Reps and their customers of the benefits of fiber optic video, audio and data transmission.. Bruce Miller will continue to lead the IFS effort throughout the Southeastern United States.

Guy Walker brings three years of market experience in the security industry as the former eastern regional sales manager for Optellecom/NKF. That experience in the security market as well as his knowledge of fiber optic transmission technology made him the perfect candidate for this position. The move was made necessary by the unparalleled growth IFS has recently been experiencing in the demand for its fiber optic products. Management within IFS felt that with Guy's acute understanding of the requirements needed by the IFS manufacturers' representative channel, system integrators and dealers made Guy uniquely qualified to lead the IFS Northeastern Sales Region.. With the growing demand for fiber optic transmission products for the Surveillance and Data Communication Systems Market, using a transmission medium with a large information carrying capability such as optical fiber has become vital.

Walker graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, PA with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Management. His territory includes the upper Mid-Atlantic, New England and eastern Canada. Guy Walker will be based in Milton, MA and can be contacted through the IFS facilities at (203) 426-1180 or via e-mail at guy.walker@ge.com.

For more information, please contact Frank Haight at 203.426.1180; or e-mail IFS at IFSsales@ge.com. You may also find IFS on the World Wide Web at www.ifs.com. Electronic files of this release and photos of these products are available by contacting the IFS Marketing Department via e-mail at Frank.haight@ge.com.

About International Fiber Systems

Part of GE Security, Inc., IFS is at the forefront of advances in fiber optic technologies. The company offers more than 300 analog and digital fiber optic products for commercial and industrial applications, which include CCTV, access control, data transmission, fire and alarm system applications, intelligent transportation systems, facility and building automation, and broadcast systems.

For more information, please contact Frank 'Skip' Haight at 203.426.1180; or e-mail IFS at sales@ifs.com. You may also find IFS on the World Wide Web at www.ifs.com Electronic files of this release and photos of these products are available by contacting the IFS Marketing Department via e-mail at Frank.Haight@ge.com.

About GE Security, Inc.

GE Security, part of GE Industrial, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) focused on communication and information technologies for security, safety and lifestyle enhancements. GE Security has operations in more than 30 countries and is represented by some of the best-known brand names for intrusion and fire detection, access and building control, video surveillance, explosive and drug detection, key management and structured wiring. For more information about GE Security, please visit www.GE-Security.com.

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