As part of its ongoing growth strategy, Comelit UK has expanded its team with the appointment of a dedicated UK sales director, namely Simon Green.
In a career spanning more than 25 years in the security industry and with 15 years spent in senior leadership positions, Green has embraced roles with global companies, among them Prosegur, Bosch Security and Safety Systems and Genie CCTV Ltd.
Now responsible for the development of Comelit’s sales team on a day-to-day basis, Green will strategically co-ordinate plans to move forward and develop specific channels and relationships in line with an ever-growing smart service and product portfolio.
Commenting on his new role, Green told Security Matters: “I’m joining Comelit at a very exciting stage in its journey. As a company renowned for its customer-centric approach, it holds a respected reputation for manufacturing high-quality and stylish products that cover both smart security and fire safety. The company’s range of solutions and its service capability really appealed.”
Green added: “This position is a great opportunity for me to join an established, dedicated and highly motivated team. Comelit’s products are highly regarded within the industry and I relish the opportunity to help develop the team even further. I now very much look forward to the exciting challenges ahead and taking the company to the next level.”
Francesca Boeris, managing director at Comelit UK, res;ponded: “We are very excited to announce Simon’s appointment to co-ordinate and develop our well-established sales network. Simon brings a wealth of product, market and industry knowledge with him, which will undoubtedly be invaluable to our team members and customers alike.”
Boeris concluded: “Our decision to invest in additional resources and expertise to support our sales network provides a great opportunity for us all to work closer together and further strengthen our market position with each new smart product design both from a security and fire safety perspective, but also as a whole company proposition.”
Comelit UK has become a member of the Fire Industry Association (FIA) following the introduction of its new fire division, which is purpose-designed to complement the company’s renowned security portfolio.
The Italian door entry manufacturer, which is known for its high specification solutions, now offers a range of automatic fire detection systems, including conventional and addressable panels, that have proven successful across Europe.
Pledging its commitment to the sector, Comelit has become a member of the FIA. The latter is the largest fire protection Trade Association in the UK and influential in helping to promote and shape legislation and professional standards in the fire industry.
Colin Smith, fire manager at Comelit UK, said: “One of my first priorities in my new role was to ensure that Comelit joined the FIA. This was not only to cement our commitment to the fire industry, but also to define our position in alignment with an organisation that can set industry Best Practice, shape standards and influence legislation.”
Smith continued: “I’m looking forward to attending the FIA’s networking events and conferences to raise awareness of our new fire division. We can present a portfolio of products that achieves the highest safety standards, without compromising on the style and aesthetics synonymous with the Comelit brand.”
Comelit will now be able to present its membership of the FIA by using the latter’s logo on all printed and digital media, in turn demonstrating its dedication to an organisation associated with quality, credibility and high industry standards.
Kat Schabowska, marketing executive at the FIA, explained: “The FIA has a duty to inform the public about good practice. Employers in particular are often confused about their responsibilities, and it’s our duty to provide the necessary guidance and requirements to achieve the standards. We’re delighted to welcome Comelit UK on board as it launches into the fire industry. What this demonstrates is a commitment to offering products and services of the highest standard and which achieve our strict membership criteria. We look forward to working with Colin and the team.”