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Teleste Announces a New Executive Appointment to Head its Video Surveillance Sales in North America

TURKU, Finland, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Teleste strengthens its video surveillance organisation by appointing Michael L. O'Dea as a sales director and a new head of the sales in North America. 

Teleste, an international technology group specialised in broadband video and data communication systems and services, today announced that it has appointed Mike O'Dea as Sales Director - North America to strengthen and expand Teleste'sVideo Networks business in the United States and Canada.

Mike joins Teleste from VidSys where he held multiple positions for more than six years. He led significant growth primarily in the Municipal Public Safety markets as a trusted advisor on leveraging PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) in support of interoperability and inter-agency communications. As a leading driver of "Safe and Secure Communities", Mike has helped major U.S. cities break through traditionally siloed environments in order to capitalize on various agency assets enabling real time situational awareness.

Based in the Washington, DC area, Mike brings to Teleste more than 20 years' of entrepreneurial business expertisewith a proven record of facilitating lucrative transitions to new markets. By combining technical capabilities with a keen awareness of client challenges, he is known to create customer-centric solutions to best suit their needs.

Mike comments, "Now is an excellent time to be joining Teleste. Our growth plans are exciting and our solutions are best-in-class in the world of High End Video Network Solutions. Providing the most scalable end-to-end solutions, we have a unique opportunity to expand the tremendous capabilities of Teleste into the North American market. Their strong commitment to customer service, combined with the highest quality video solutions are a perfect fit for what enterprise level organizations are looking for."  

"Mike's passionate drive for utilizing technology to improve large-scale operations in the safety and security markets is an exciting addition to Teleste.  His ability to create and lead strategic sales efforts across all levels of government and large corporations aligns perfectly with Teleste's market strategy, explains Olivier Nitre, VP of Global Sales and Product Management of Teleste Video Networks."

As part of his new role, Mike will be leading end user and consultant training efforts as well as establishing partnerships that provide mutual benefit to others in the high-end video surveillance market.

This announcement marks Teleste's commitment to building a strong and growing business in North America.

About Teleste 

Teleste is an international technology company that develops and offers video and broadband technologies and related services. Our supply of technology contributes to the convenience and safety of daily living. Our core business is video - image and data processing, transfer and management. Our customer base consists of cable and telecom operators, as well as public sector organizations. Our business is divided into two divisions, which are Video and Broadband Solutions and Network Services. In both areas, we rank among the world's leading companies and technological forerunners. Video and Broadband Solutions focuses on access networks and product solutions in video surveillance applications. Network Services offers comprehensive services for network design, construction and maintenance. In 2013, Teleste's net sales totalledabout USD 250 million, and the company employed about 1,300 people. Teleste runs a worldwide network of offices and more than 90% of its sales are generated outside of Finland. The company is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. For more information see http://www.teleste.com  and follow @telestecorp  on Twitter.

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