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Dahua Technology Appoints Wayne Hurd as VP of Sales

An experienced industry veteran, Hurd most recently served as vice president of distribution sales for the security products division of FLIR Systems.

IRVINE, Calif. — Dahua Technology USA, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd., has appointed Wayne Hurd as vice president of sales, North America.

In his new executive management role, Hurd will be responsible for leading the North American sales team at a time of record growth for the company in the United States and Canada, according to an announcement.

An industry veteran, Hurd most recently served as vice president of distribution sales for the security products division of FLIR Systems. Prior to joining FLIR in 2012 as part of a business acquisition, Hurd served as executive vice president of sales and marketing for Digimerge Technologies, a division of Lorex Technology, offering commercial security solutions for small to mid-sized businesses.

FLIR acquired Ontario, Canada-based Lorex in 2012 in a cash deal worth about $60 million. Lorex also sold a professional line of visible spectrum video surveillance products under the Toronto-based Digimerge brand.

Hurd was a founding member of the Digimerge division in 2003 and instrumental to its growth and development.  He began his career with a progression of sales roles of increasing responsibility with a set of related companies — Sentrol, SLC Technologies and Interlogix.

Hurd joined Dahua in February as part of the company’s acquisition of FLIR’s Digimerge and Lorex businesses.

“I am excited to work for a dynamic company that boasts such a talented group of sales professionals,” Hurd says. “Dahua Technology is a leading edge technology company with more than 6,000 engineers committed to putting us at the forefront of the security industry. The unique combination of technology and people at Dahua offers tremendous growth potential.”

Li Ke, CEO of Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd., welcomed Hurd to the company in the announcement. “Wayne brings ample experience in the security industry and we look forward to his contributions at Dahua,” Ke states.

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