"In line with our promote from within strategy, we have appointed Alan Aiken, former Queensland state manager into the role. Alan has been with the CSD business since the day we opened the doors in 2008 and has been an integral part of the overall success in our QLD business. Alan’s enthusiastic and analytical approach to the business puts him in great stead to take on this new role," reports Peter Grimshaw general manager of sales for Australia and New Zealand.
Aiken said he was appreciative of the opportunities offered by Inner Range and CSD.
"I started in the security industry 24 years ago in Northern Ireland as an electronics technician for an access control manufacturer and then moved to an Installation and service role," Aiken said. "That 7 years on the tools in the security industry has given me a great understanding of what it’s like at the coal face and all the challenges that this brings."
"In 2004 I moved to Australia and took up a role with Vin Lopes at Inner Range in the service, repairs, and R&D. After moving to QLD I discovered that CSD was opening an office in Brisbane, so I took the opportunity to join the team as a BDM and I became state manager in 2011 at which point we had 8 staff and were sitting at the cusp of the IP CCTV revolution."
"I am very proud of our CSD Queensland team, which numbers 20 people and continues to grow. I am really excited to be given this opportunity and very much looking forward to continue the success of the business," Aiken said.
According to Grimshaw, Aiken's left a vacancy for Queensland state manager.
"We are really excited about the promotion of Ed Owen-Jones, former CSD BDM, to manage the QLD business," Grimshaw said. "Ed will be closely mentored by Alan over coming months and we wish him all the best in the new role. Ed has been part of the CSD team since 2014 as a senior business development manager and is well known within the Queensland security wholesale industry. Over the past 12 years' he has gained extensive knowledge and experience in access control, CCTV and security. Ed works closely with security integrators to provide solutions that meet the challenging world of electronic security."
Owen-Jones said he was excited for the future of CSD.
"We currently have the best brands and a great team to deliver them," he said. "There are fantastic product innovations being released from our key manufacturing partners and it is always good to see new technology being deployed by our customers."