GJD Security has hit the ground running in 2019 with the appointment of Jason Hill as the company’s new commercial director. Mark Tibbenham, managing director of GJD, has big plans for the British manufacturer of external motion detectors and LED illuminators and has recruited Hill to help deliver on his aspirations.
Commenting on Hill’s appointment, Tibbenham said: “Even though we were 2017 recipients of the Queens Award for Enterprise (International Trade), there are a significant number of markets where we have no representation. Jason can help us to identify suitable distributors and partners globally. We’re also expanding in the US after opening an office in Los Angeles last year and focusing on the Home Automation market there. Jason is extremely well connected with that sector in North America.”
Tibbenham continued: “Most importantly, GJD has ambitious new product development plans and we need to communicate those effectively to a large potential market. Having worked with Jason over the last few years on a number of projects and partnerships, I felt he was the man we needed to take our business to the next phase.”
Hill himself stated: “It’s very satisfying to be working for a British security manufacturer after all these years in the industry. GJD is growing fast and is already recognised as a UK export success story, but there’s still so much more potential. I will be busy travelling the world to meet new partners and supporting the US operation as it expands. Mark has already done the hard work of enabling the support of GJD products into Home Automation platforms so I need to work on market awareness. Reliable human detection in external applications is in huge demand from end users and we have the technology to deliver that. I have also seen the product roadmap for the next two years and there are some great projects on the horizon.”
Jason joins GJD from Taiwanese surveillance manufacturer LILIN, where he was UK managing director for 20 years and, latterly, Group vice-president. Hill has worked in the security industry since 1990, predominantly with manufacturers.
Founded in 1983, GJD manufactures, designs and supplies professional external detector equipment, as well as infrared and White Light LED illuminators. The company’s head office is located in Heywood, Greater Manchester.