Netwatch Group Welcomes 2 New Executives

Justin Wilmas will serve as president of Netwatch North America, and Rochelle Thompson joins Netwatch Group as chief marketing officer.

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Netwatch Group announces the appointment of Justin Wilmas as president of Netwatch North America. In this role, he will be responsible for all video monitoring business from CalAtlantic and Netwatch in North America, as well as video monitoring from the NMC dealer channel.

Netwatch has also appointed of Rochelle Thompson as chief marketing officer. In this role, Rochelle will be responsible for overseeing marketing operations for all business units.

Both Thompson and Wilmas recently served on the executive leadership team at Pelco, where they held integral roles in the divesture from Schneider Electric to the Transom Capitol Group and in re-establishing the brand as a leader for video cameras and security solutions.

“Justin has a proven track record of success. He has a passion for his people, customers and dealers that is second to none. I look forward to having Justin build and grow the US business to new heights,” says Kurt Takahashi, recently appointed CEO for Netwatch Group. “Rochelle’s dedication and commitment to implementing best practices and bringing her wealth of marketing prowess to this role will ensure we are well positioned for success.”

Wilmas most recently served as vice president of sales for North America at Pelco. With more than 15 years of global security industry experience, he has been instrumental in creating and implementing strategies which generated double digit growth years for products, software, and enterprise security solutions with the intent to minimize risk, achieve compliance and implement operational efficiencies.

“I am truly looking forward to being a driving force in a company that brings innovative technology and a customer-centric approach to managing customers’ risk,” says Wilmas.

In her most recent role as senior vice president of global marketing at Pelco, Thompson was responsible for re-introducing the video surveillance manufacturer to the marketplace and restoring the brand’s presence, in addition to a complete overhaul of the demand generation engine – from the lead lifecycle through customer acquisition. With 20+ years of experience, she brings a keen focus on the customer experience to all facets of marketing, according to the announcement.

“I am incredibly honored and excited to be a part of the Netwatch Group,” says Thompson. “I’m looking forward to building our brand presence as a corporation and working with our executive team to ensure each of our business divisions continues to see growth.”

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