Bethesda, MD – May 10, 2013 – Datawatch Systems today announced the appointment of a new Director of Technology Services who will work closely with the firm’s business development team to strengthen marketing initiatives.
Para Weerasuriya, a veteran systems engineer with more than 20 years of experience, will oversee Datawatch’s digital marketing activities. He most recently served as president and chief technology officer for Maryland-based Systems Engineering & Business Management.
“We are extremely pleased that such a highly motivated, creative digital strategist as Para is spearheading our digital business development outreach,” said William Peel, CEO of Datawatch Systems.
Prior to joining Systems Engineering & Business Management, Weerasuriya served as vice president of new product development and revenue management for Maryland-based Presidio Corporation, a company which provides services for the implementation and management of advanced enterprise-class information systems.
From 1986 until 2009, Weerasuriya worked for Washington, D.C.-based Intelsat Corporation, the largest provider of telecommunication and video satellite services worldwide with annual revenues in excess of $2.5 billion. Weerasuriya held senior positions such as Department Manager of Satellite Operations System Engineering and Senior Manager of Business Operations.
During his career he led a key initiative to consolidate satellites in space and redeployed them in high revenue generating orbital locations. This was the first-ever successful satellite consolidation initiative in the industry of this magnitude and was responsible for generating an additional $75 million in new revenue annually.
Weerasuriya earned an M.S. Computer Science degree from American University, an M.S. in Business Administration from Strayer University, a B.S. degree in physics, mathematics and computer science from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and is professionally certified by the Information Technology Infrastructure Library.
About Datawatch Systems
Founded in 1981, Datawatch Systems is a full-service commercial office building access control systems provider serving a roster of more than 2,250 buildings domestically and globally. The heart of the company’s automated system is its 24-hour computerized monitoring center that enables multi-level security customized to the needs of individual clients. A complete managed security solutions provider, the company employs a staff of 200 and in addition to its headquarters in Bethesda, MD, operates regional offices in Orlando, FL; Raleigh, NC; Houston, TX; New York, NY; Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; and Richmond, VA.