Oakland, CA – July 17, 2013 — John Babin has been named president of Capture Technologies, a 65-year-old provider of video and security, access control, identification, call recording, and unified communications systems and support services.
Babin has been the company’s vice president for the past decade, leading its communications division to a 67% increase in sales. Prior to joining Capture Technologies, he was vice president of information service with Randstad Communication and before that, worked at PG&E.
Babin’s background in sales, engineering and customer service has allowed Capture to customize communications solutions that add value for a broad array of customers in the health care, education, public safety, financial, and government sectors. The company is a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for over 28 leading manufacturers including Datacard, AMT DataSouth, AltiGen, Verint, Nice Systems, VPI, S2, OpenEye and Cardinal Peak.
Capture Technologies began in Emeryville, CA in 1948 selling and servicing dictation and voice recording equipment primarily to the legal profession. Then, it was known as US Audio, Inc. By 2004, the company’s product lines had expanded far beyond dictation equipment to include a broad spectrum of secure recording, access control and ID solutions, and its customer base had also grown to include new industries such as health care, education, public safety, and the financial markets. The company was rebranded as Capture Technologies to reflect this shift.
Now headquartered in Oakland, Capture has branch offices in Sacramento, Portland, and Los Angeles. Last year, it reported annual sales of over $7 million. Capture is one of over 11,000 businesses nationwide structured as an ESOP (Employee Stock Owned Plan) company. Over two thirds of Capture’s 33 employees have been with the company for over ten years. Capture provides comprehensive services from sales to product installation, training, maintenance, project management, analysis and audits, workforce management and quality management programs.