Genetec President Pierre Racz Receives EY 2014 Québec Entrepreneur of the Year Award

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EY Entrepreneur of the Year award celebrates the contribution and spirit of entrepreneurs

Pierre Racz, President, Genetec

Pierre Racz, president of Genetec™, a leading provider of unified IP security solutions, was named EY's 2014 Québec Entrepreneur of the Year in the Technology and Communications Category.

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year celebrates the contribution and spirit of entrepreneurs everywhere. The Canadian program is in its 21st year of honouring the country’s most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business. Award finalists are chosen based on their vision, leadership, financial success and social responsibility. The Québec winners were announced at a gala on Thursday, 23rd October 2014 in Montréal.

Founded in 1997, Genetec has today become a recognized world leader in developing open-platform, IP-based security management solutions that are used to protect organizations across many industries including city-wide surveillance, transport, retail, education, government, parking enforcement, gaming and many more. The Company employs over 620 people worldwide with operations in 80 countries.

"17 years ago, analog security systems were most commonly used to protect and monitor physical spaces, and users had to accept their inherent limitations. But we had the intuition that the typical analog point-to-point architecture would be short-lived and set out to pioneer the first fully IP-based security system. Since then, we have extended our expertise in IP security to access control and license plate recognition (LPR). Our success can be attributed to the high level of flexibility and forward-thinking principles that we apply into the development of our solutions, and our corporate culture is an extension of these very same principles; encouraging a dynamic and innovative workforce that is dedicated to the development of cutting-edge solutions and to exceptional customer care. This award is a testament to the creativity, dedication and innovative spirit of our employees worldwide," said Pierre Racz, president, Genetec, Inc.

About Genetec
Genetec develops open-platform software, hardware and cloud-based services for the physical security and public safety industry. Its flagship product, Security Center, unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control and license plate recognition (LPR) into one platform. A global innovator since 1997, Genetec is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and serves enterprise and government organizations via an integrated network of resellers, integrators and consultants in over 80 countries. Genetec was founded on the principle of innovation and remains at the forefront of emerging technologies that unify physical security systems. For more information about Genetec, visit:


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