Ed Bednarcik Named President and CEO of VideoIQFormer Wright Line and A123 Systems executive appointed to fuel rapid expansion
September 12, 2011
VideoIQ, the leader in video surveillance innovation, today announced the appointment of Ed Bednarcik as president and CEO. Bednarcik, who previously served as CEO of Wright Line, a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 911 public safety and data center solutions, will also join VideoIQ’s board of directors.
Bednarcik brings a wealth of experience in building companies from early-stage to large multi-billion dollar market leaders. Most recently, Bednarcik led Wright Line, a Worcester, Mass.- based company previously owned by Oaktree Capital Management, before completing a sale to Eaton Corporation in August 2010. Prior to leading Wright Line, Bednarcik was an early employee of A123 Systems, a leading supplier of high-power lithium-ion batteries, where he served as vice president and general manager. A123 was the largest IPO on the NASDAQ in 2009 and its early investors included Qualcomm, General Electric, Sequoia Capital and North Bridge Venture Partners. Bednarcik has also held key executive roles at American Power Conversion (APC) including corporate officer, vice president of global sales, and vice president and general manager of the Business Network Solutions Group – the company’s largest division with more than $1B in sales. As sales leader at APC, Bednarcik was responsible for more than $2B in annual revenue prior to its acquisition by Schneider Electric.
“VideoIQ has hit the classic inflection point in a startup company’s lifecycle where explosive growth occurs as a result of great product and market fit. The introduction of their HD camera last year was the trigger point,” said David Skok, general partner at Matrix Partners. “We thank former CEO Scott Schnell for his contributions and welcome Ed to the team. Ed’s experience and track record make him a perfect fit as VideoIQ’s growth continues to accelerate. His passion for technology, extensive global experience, and ability to cultivate market opportunities will be invaluable.”
“VideoIQ is bringing a truly disruptive technology to market,” said Ed Bednarcik, president and CEO of VideoIQ. “Using intelligence and storage in the camera has allowed them to solve the network traffic problems caused by HD video streams, and their award-winning analytics have also proven to be highly effective at preventing crime. This has led to explosive growth and I am honored to be joining VideoIQ’s world-class team and helping revolutionize the security industry.”
VideoIQ is the leading innovator in intelligent video surveillance. VideoIQ’s award-winning IP surveillance cameras and encoders include the most advanced, adaptive analytics in the industry, onboard NVR storage and enterprise class video management. Now, VideoIQ is delivering a new standard in high-definition surveillance, with on board NVR storage up to 500GB, 90% less bandwidth consumption and full high-definition analytics and no calibration required, ever. VideoIQ’s simple and powerful surveillance solutions allow customers to proactively secure their most important assets across commercial, education, industrial, transportation, telecommunications and government markets. Learn more at www.videoiq.com today, or follow us on Twitter @VideoIQ.