A North Texas company that relocated its headquarters from California last year has a new CEO at the helm.

Vio Security, a security alarm monitoring company in Irving, has brought on John Hudson, who arrives after more than two decades of experience in sales and security.

“For me this is a great opportunity to scale a business in a highly fragmented industry utilizing a triple bottom line philosophy where we can attract top talent, build out a brand and provide a customer experience that the larger companies struggle with today,” Hudson said in response to emailed questions.

Vio Security, which has about 170 employees, relocated its headquarters in June of last year. In July, the business announced Arena Investors LP, an institutional private investment firm, recapitalized the company and acquired a majority stake.

“We look forward to having our roots here in DFW, and as we scale we will continue to invest in this market via additional hires at our corporate office, sales and local operations,” Hudson said.

The company can “leverage M&A” to create greater density in markets such as Dallas-Fort Worth, he said.

Hudson joins Vio from Johnson Controls, where he recently served as a transformation leader and vice president/general manager of North American Security, a statement said.

Prior to a merger, Hudson held executive positions at Tyco Integrated Security and ADT Security Services, it said.

Vio focuses on products around security and automation for residential and commercial use to the U.S. Its offerings protect tens of thousands of homes and businesses.

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