Executive Management & Board of Directors

As a publicly listed company, Vicon Industries has a dynamic Management Team and Board of Directors working to lead the company in a forward-thinking and innovative direction.

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Executive Management

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Saagar Govil
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Joined Vicon in 2018
Saagar Govil was appointed to serve as Vicon’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board In March 2018. Mr. Govil also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Cemtrex, Inc. since December 2011 and Chairman of its Board since June 2014. Prior to becoming the CEO of Cemtrex, Inc., he was Vice President of Operations, responsible for sales, marketing, production, and engineering.
He began his career as an applications engineer providing customer support on-site and designing turn-key engineered systems for various customers and projects. Saagar Govil has a B.E. in Materials Engineering from Stony Brook University, N.Y and was recently named #17 on Business Insider’s “Top 100 of Silicon Alley” and “Top 40 Under 40” by Stony Brook University.
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Bret McGowan
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Joined Vicon in 1993
Bret McGowan has been Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for the Americas since June 2012. Previously, Mr. McGowan served in varying Sales and Marketing Vice President capacities since 2001.
Prior to that, he served as Director of Marketing since 1998 and as Marketing Manager since 1994. He joined the company in 1993 as a Marketing Specialist. Mr. McGowan has a Masters in Business and Marketing from Hofstra University.
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Peter Horn
Senior Vice President, Operations
Joined Vicon in 1974
Peter Horn has been Senior Vice President of Operations at Vicon Industries since 2000. He is responsible for Supply Chain Management, Quality, Customer Support and Professional Services. In prior years Mr. Horn has served as Vice President of Quality and Compliance from 1995 to 2000, as well as Vice President of New Products and Technical Services from 1990 to 1995.
From 1987 to 1990 he served as Vice President of Engineering responsible for the design and development for all hardware and software design and development, including the initial development of Vicon’s video product line, including cameras and monitors. In prior years he has held other positions within the company including the development and management of a formal quality department, as well as marketing since starting as a technician in 1974.
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Haim Shain
Senior Vice President Product Management
Joined Vicon in 2022
Haim Shain is an experienced veteran in high-tech industries, most notably in the area of security and surveillance technology. For over 17 years, Haim has overseen product development, leading cross-functional teams in the strategic planning and management of cutting-edge product portfolios. Haim earned his BS in Computer Science from CIT, and holds multiple patents for a variety of technologies, including access control, camera systems and machine learning.
Widely considered a thought leader in the industry, Haim has developed a network of global technology partners, spearheaded innovative startup initiatives, and led breakthroughs pivotal to the advancement of Smart Cities, Intelligent Buildings, and related industries.
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Ron Sharma
Vice President Systems Engineering
Joined Vicon in 2020
Ron is a seasoned and passionate hands-on leader with 25+ years of developing and launching state of the art electronics products across multiple industries and continents. Experienced both at multinationals like Johnson Controls, Technicolor, LSI Logic, Dell, and startups as Founder, C-Level, and
individual contributor, he brings a wealth of experience and expertise in managing technology. He has earned an MBA from McCombs School of Business (UT-Austin) and a Master of Technology in Lasers from IIT-Kanpur (India). After the routine BS/MS in Electronics from Delhi University (India).
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Diego Morales
Vice President Software Engineering
Joined Vicon in 2022
Diego is a seasoned C-level technical leader, holding a Master’s Degree in Technology Administration with emphasis in Project Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering, with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry holding several key strategic roles such as CTO, CIO, VP of Technology and Head of IT for both multinational corporations and regional companies.
As a science and technology enthusiast, has a strong passion towards astrophysics, theoretical physics, quantum mechanics and quantum computing. Diego practices “enabling leadership” in all his roles and is always looking for new ways to inspire peers and collaborators to get the job done.
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Cindy B. Atkins
Executive Assistant & Human Resources Manager
Joined Vicon in 2014
Cindy has been an Executive Assistant with Vicon Industries since 2014 and additionally made the Human Resources Manager in 2021. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Atkins was an Executive Assistant with Keen Consultants, LLC, a real estate advisory and restructuring firm, for more than 12 years.
Cindy has over 22 years' experience in the administrative and office management fields and has extensive experience providing high level support to C-level executives. As an HR Manager Cindy is dedicated to creating a healthy corporate culture that promotes continuous business growth and cultivates customer loyalty by empowering and motivating employees to realize their full potential.

Board of Directors

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Saagar Govil
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Joined Vicon in 2018
Saagar Govil was appointed to serve as Vicon’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board In March 2018. Mr. Govil also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Cemtrex, Inc. since December 2011 and Chairman of its Board since June 2014. Prior to becoming the CEO of Cemtrex, Inc., he was Vice President of Operations, responsible for sales, marketing, production, and engineering.
He began his career as an applications engineer providing customer support on-site and designing turn-key engineered systems for various customers and projects. Saagar Govil has a B.E. in Materials Engineering from Stony Brook University, N.Y and was recently named #17 on Business Insider’s “Top 100 of Silicon Alley” and “Top 40 Under 40” by Stony Brook University.
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