Milestone Key Executive Exits

By: John Honovich, Published on Sep 10, 2014

Less than 3 months after Canon acquired Milestone, Milestone's long time Chief Sales and Marketing Officer (CSMO) Eric Fullerton has left the company.

Milestone provided IPVM the following comment, copied verbatim:

"In his role as Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Eric has made a major contribution to our growth and global success. Joining Milestone in 2004, he has contributed to the company in many ways from his initial work in establishing our business in the US, to his direction and guidance in building our partner ecosystem and his diligent work developing Milestone’s sales and marketing efforts around the world.

When I spoke with Eric, he told me that he was very proud to have played a role in building Milestone sales and marketing into a strong group of capable professionals. Having achieved this, something was telling him that his job is done and it was time to move on to the next challenge.

Looking ahead, we have a strong team that is ready to take our partners’ and Milestone’s business to the next level. This is a great opportunity to accelerate growth through the open platform."

Key executives leaving after an acquisition is common, so Milestone's reference to "his job was done and it was time to move on to the next challenge" is not surprising.

People will debate the impact, especially with the controversy around whether the 'open platform' and an 'independent' Milestone will continue. Certainly losing key executives increases the risk of Milestone changing but this is only one now.

UPDATE - Takes Vicon CEO Job

Vicon announced Fullerton as their new CEO - a bold but risky choice for him.

4 reports cite this report:

The Siliconization of Surveillance Cameras on Oct 29, 2015
This is an insightful observation from Vicon's CEO Eric Fullerton: “Over the past couple of years, we have seen the functionality of complex...
Milestone Terminates All US Manufacturer Reps on Dec 03, 2014
In a complete turn-around to a move started just a year ago, Milestone has terminated all US manufacturer representative firms. In this note, we...
Winners Losers Fall 2014 on Oct 13, 2014
We are all losers, IPVM included. The historically poor new releases for ASIS / Essen make 2014 the worst year for surveillance innovation in, at...
Ex Milestone Exec Becomes Vicon CEO on Sep 11, 2014
Wow, he sure does like challenges. Just days after leaving an easy job at Milestone, Eric Fullerton has taken one of the toughest jobs in the...
Comments (0) : PRO Members only. Login. or Join.

Related Reports

History of Video Surveillance on Jul 19, 2019
The video surveillance market has changed significantly since 2000, going from VCRs to emerging into an AI cloud era.  The goal of this history...
Anyvision Aims For 2022 Revenue of $1 Billion on Jul 17, 2019
Only 3 video surveillance manufacturers do a billion dollars or more in annual revenue - Hikvision, Dahua, and Axis. Now, Anyvision plans to join...
ZeroEyes Gun Detection Startup on Jul 16, 2019
A gun detection video analytics startup, ZeroEyes, is being led by a group of 6 former Navy SEALs, aiming to "save lives" by using AI to assist...
Avigilon President Henderson Is Out on Jul 09, 2019
Avigilon's President and COO James Henderson is out, abruptly, after a remarkable ascension over the past 8 years, Motorola VP Jack Molloy has...
Bosch Integrating Sony Video Security Sales And Marketing Team on Jul 03, 2019
What is the future of Sony in video surveillance? In 2016, Bosch and Sony announced an atypical 'partnership'. Now, Bosch tells IPVM that they...
RaySharp Revealed - Major China OEM For Western Consumer Video Surveillance on Jul 02, 2019
RaySharp is mostly unknown, even among people in the video surveillance industry, though it is a major supplier of OEM surveillance equipment such...
2019 Mid-Year Video Surveillance Guide on Jul 01, 2019
IPVM's new 400+ page Mid-Year Industry Guide brings all of these issues and events together in a single resource to read and review. It can be...
Ivideon Russian VSaaS Profile on Jun 27, 2019
Ivideon was an early VSaaS entrant, initially focusing on the consumer market, claiming massive growth to IPVM in 2014. We spoke to Ivideon, to...
Hikvision USA Giving Free Cameras In Biggest Flash Sale on Jun 26, 2019
Hikvision redefined sales promotions in the US video surveillance market, starting at the end of 2015, with across the board discounts.  Now,...
Directory of 60 Video Surveillance Startups on Jun 25, 2019
This directory provides a list of video surveillance startups to help you see and research what companies are new or not yet broadly known. 2019...

Most Recent Industry Reports

History of Video Surveillance on Jul 19, 2019
The video surveillance market has changed significantly since 2000, going from VCRs to emerging into an AI cloud era.  The goal of this history...
Mobile Access Usage Statistics 2019 on Jul 18, 2019
The ability to use mobile phones as access credentials is one of the biggest trends in a market that historically has been slow in adopting new...
New GDPR Guidelines for Video Surveillance Examined on Jul 18, 2019
The highest-level EU data protection authority has issued a new series of provisional video surveillance guidelines. While GDPR has been in...
Wyze AI Analytics Tested - Beats Axis and Hikvision on Jul 17, 2019
$20 camera disruptor Wyze has released free person detection deep learning analytics to all of their users, claiming users will "Only get notified...
Anyvision Aims For 2022 Revenue of $1 Billion on Jul 17, 2019
Only 3 video surveillance manufacturers do a billion dollars or more in annual revenue - Hikvision, Dahua, and Axis. Now, Anyvision plans to join...
HD Analog vs IP Guide on Jul 16, 2019
For years, HD resolution and single cable signal/power were IP camera advantages, with analog cameras limited to much lower resolution and...
How To Troubleshoot Wiegand Reader Problems - Inverted Wiring on Jul 16, 2019
Wiegand is the dominant method of connecting access readers, but problems can arise for installers. In fact, one of the most difficult reader...
ZeroEyes Gun Detection Startup on Jul 16, 2019
A gun detection video analytics startup, ZeroEyes, is being led by a group of 6 former Navy SEALs, aiming to "save lives" by using AI to assist...
Motorola Acquires Watchguard, Adds to Vigilant And Avigilon on Jul 15, 2019
2 years ago, Motorola had no position nor relevancy to video surveillance. Now, they own major video surveillance, LPR and body camera providers...
Hikvision Global News Reports Directory on Jul 15, 2019
Hikvision has received the most global news reporting of any video surveillance company, ever, ranging from the WSJ, the Financial Times, Reuters,...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact