TASER International has announced the official opening of a new international office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The company has also hired Ron Brandt as the new international lead and Global Vice President of Services and Products.
According to the compnay, the move supports TASER's long-term strategy for growth and the rising demand of its next generation Smart Weapons and growing suite of technology solutions for smarter policing, including AXON body-worn video cameras and EVIDENCE.com, a secure digital evidence management platform.
The office, located in Amsterdam's Zuidas business district, will open on May 1, 2014. Mr. Brandt will lead the international team and will be responsible for sales, implementation and support for all transactions done outside of the United States. Mr. Brandt has more than 24 years of experience in business development for global companies.
"We're committed to growing our business world-wide and opening our international headquarters in Amsterdam is a great way for us to be closer to our European customers," says Rick Smith, TASER founder and CEO. "This move allows us to scale our efforts and provide greater quality service to our European and other international customers."
"Law enforcement is changing rapidly with new technology that brings both accountability and transparency," says Ron Brandt, Global Vice President of Services and Products for TASER's new international office. "It's an exciting time to be a part of this movement with TASER and EVIDENCE.com leading the way and I look forward to continuing to demonstrate the capabilities of our on-body cameras and security of our back-end data management system to our European customers."