Open Options Divides West Coast Territory, Appoints New Southwest US Sales Manager

Addison, TX (April 25, 2017) – Open Options, the leader in open platform access control solutions, is excited to announce Chris Gouge as the company’s new Southwest US sales manager.

Gouge joined the industry in 2007 with HMA Consulting, and now has a decade of experience in physical security consulting, manufacturing, and integrator sales. Gouge also holds a certification in Homeland Security.

“I’m excited to join such a great team,” said Gouge. “I’ve worked with Open Options on past projects and always admired the company culture, quality of relationships, and how DNA Fusion approaches access control.”

The Texas native will focus on enhancing partnerships and clients Open Options has developed in the newly formed Southwest region, which includes Southern California, Nevada, and Arizona. This comes after the recent split of the West Coast territory, with Pacific Northwest sales manager Randy Vitovitz now overseeing sales in Northern California.

About Open Options

Since its founding in 1997, Open Options has been a pioneer in the open platform community, focused on helping customers improve security by building trust through the most connected experience. Today, the company continues to be a leading provider of innovative access control solutions with the most experienced, highly qualified service and support teams in the industry, providing access that connects. Open Options’ flagship access control platform, DNA Fusion, seamlessly connects with leading security technologies — including video, biometrics, wireless locks, and more — to provide customers with a best-in-class security solution. Our customer-first, open business culture and dedication to customer care through the Connect Care experience are what set us apart; when you do business with Open Options, you’re doing business with real people who care about your experience. To learn more about Open Options and our solutions, visit