i-PRO Co., Ltd., a global leader in professional security devices for surveillance and public safety, has announced the hire of experienced security industry professional Rafal Loretz, who joins the company as Business Development Manager for Australia and New Zealand.
Loretz was previously employed by Milestone Systems, where he spent more than seven years in technical and sales roles including time as a senior engineer and channel business manager.
His deep technical skills and industry knowledge will bring a new element to i-PRO’s local team, with particular reference to the company’s expanding range of advanced AI-powered devices.
Loretz states: “Working on the technical side of the industry has allowed me to find and provide the best possible solutions to my customers. I joined i-PRO because I wanted to be involved with AI sensors and help develop the future market. i-PRO’s AI capability and metadata development is opening possibilities beyond security.”
This new role continues the expansion of the i-PRO team in the Oceania region, following the announcement of three new team members in July.
Matthew Terrey, National Sales manager at i-PRO, said of the recruitment: “With the growth in the AI capabilities within our portfolio and focus on supporting our VMS partners, we were excited to bring Rafal onboard because of his extensive VMS experience and strong technical background. The key to success with AI in the future will be strongly dependant on the ability to enable the AI ecosystem with strong and clear understanding as a subject matter expert. We feel Rafal’s experience will enable him to thrive within i-PRO’s industry leading AI ecosystems.”
Loretz will be based in Melbourne, expanding i-PRO’s footprint in the Victoria region. He will be responsible for operations in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
“As we continue to grow i-PRO’s product offering in the global market and in specific the Oceania market with a large focus on our Edge AI open platform and level of integration into the major VMS partners, it is also important that we resource and grow our team with industry specialists that understand the market. As such we are very excited to welcome Rafal Loretz on board, concludes Marius Van Der Merwe, Director for APAC, i-PRO.