Safe Fleet Announces New Seon President


Tom Gill

COQUITLAM, BC (December 17, 2014) – Today Safe Fleet announced that its subsidiary Seon, the world’s #1 provider of mobile video surveillance equipment, will promote its current Chief Operating Officer, Tom Gill, to the role of President effective December 31, replacing current Seon President and Co-founder, Terry Akiyama. Akiyama has decided to retire as President but will transition to a new role as Chairman to provide continued guidance and leadership.

“We thank Terry for his leadership over the past 15 years,” said John R. Knox, President and Chief Executive Officer, Safe Fleet. “His entrepreneurship and relationship building skills were instrumental in growing Seon from a small start-up company to the global leader in mobile surveillance for buses.”

Seon joined the Safe Fleet family of brands in September 2014 when it was acquired by Safe Fleet as part of its vision to become the global leader in safety for fleet vehicles.

In 2009, Mr. Gill was hired as Chief Operating Officer due to his proven track record in delivering strong operational leadership to dynamic businesses during periods of unprecedented growth. Mr. Gill is a veteran in the video surveillance industry serving as COO and CFO of Silent Witness prior to their acquisition by Honeywell in 2003. He has a reputation for building robust operational infrastructures to support industry-leading growth while maintaining an entrepreneurial culture.

“Tom’s unique combination of financial know-how, operational leadership, and strategic thinking makes him the ideal candidate to lead Seon in its continued growth trajectory,” said Terry Akiyama, outgoing President. “I look forward to working with him to transition responsibilities, as well as partner and customer relationships, over the upcoming months.”

About Seon
Seon develops, manufactures and markets mobile video surveillance systems for the school and transit bus markets.  Seon helps transportation managers capture, record, view, and wirelessly download on-board security footage, quickly and reliably. Seon also offers fleet management solutions such as live vehicle and passenger ridership tracking and school bus routing software which are integrated with mobile video to give fleet managers real-time information about their fleet operations – for total fleet awareness. For more information on Seon please visit

About Safe Fleet
Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands committed to saving life and property, reducing accidents, and improving employee efficiency and job satisfaction. These brands serve five major markets: Emergency, Bus and Rail, Truck and Trailer, Utility, and Oil & Gas. For more information on Safe Fleet please visit

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Lori Jetha
Marketing Communications Manager, Seon
(877) 630.7366

Cameron Blain
Marketing Manager, Safe Fleet
(844) 258-8178