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WHO WE ARE

THE COMPANY

BEA Inc. is the world’s leading provider of sensors designed for the activation and safety of automatic doors. Our sensors can be found across the world in a variety of applications including pedestrian, industrial, security and transportation-based environments. But we are more than just door sensors.

BEA is focused on creating a convenient, safe and automated world through the advancement of sensor technology. BEA employs a diverse, global team that works tirelessly to push the edge of innovation. We are dedicated to the highest levels of service and support and take company-wide approach to ensuring customer satisfaction. BEA’s U.S. operations are located d in Pittsburgh, PA with regionally-based sales and technical support across the country.

Headquartered in Liege, Belgium, BEA was founded in 1965 and has a worldwide presence with offices in Europe, Asia, as well as the United States. Since 2002, BEA has been a part of the British group HALMA, which consists of 50 companies in the world, all of them being active in the development, production and selling of products aimed at the public and industrial sectors.

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MISSION & VALUES

Our corporate culture is based on five key values. These values are pillars of our company and we incorporate them into everything we do.

  • Teamwork
    One Team, one Direction
  • Innovation
    Shaping the future together
  • Empowerment
    Encourage decision-making
  • Respect
    For us, for our customers, for our stakeholders
  • Passion
    We are motivated to achieve our most ambitious goals

BEA People

Around the world, BEA employs more than 400 enthusiastic and talented people who invest their time, talent and energy into the advancement of the BEA brand. From engineering and production to sales and support, the BEA team is dedicated to bringing our customers the highest level of satisfaction, both with our products and the support they receive.

  • tim-blanke
    Tim Blanke President
  • tim-chiappetta
    Tim Chiappetta Vice President of Sales
  • matt-veres
    Matt Veres Director of Finance
  • Mike Straub Director of Engineering
  • Dan Olshansky Director of Operations
  • elmar-koch
    Elmar Koch Managing Director
  • rocco-liradelfo
    Rocco Liradelfo Finance Manager
  • michel-pranic
    Michel Pranic Sales Director
  • isabelle-faway
    Isabelle Faway HR Manager
  • Olivier De Boeck
    Olivier De Boeck Managing Director, Asia
  • Christina Liu
    Christina Liu Financial Director
  • Susan Su
    Susan Su R&D Director
  • Yvonne Liu
    Yvonne Liu HR Director
  • Fred Wang
    Fred Wang Plant Director
  • wim-vandenberghe
    Wim Vandenberghe Chief Executive Officer
  • philippe-lengele
    Philippe Lengele Chief Financial Officer
  • pierre-gardier
    Pierre Gardier Chief Technology Officer
  • laurent-sarlette
    Laurent Sarlette CMO (co-opted)
  • elmar-koch
    Elmar Koch Managing Director, Europe
  • tim-blanke
    Tim Blanke President, America
  • olivier-deboeck-md-960x960
    Olivier De Boeck Managing Director, Asia
  • philippe-van-genechten
    Philippe Van Genechten Non Executive

A HALMA logo Company

Since 2002, BEA has been a part of Halma, a global holding company headquartered in the United Kingdom. Halma-owned companies produce products and services for markets related to health, safety and environmental safety. BEA operates within the Infrastructure Sensors Division of HALMA plc.

www.halma.com

BEA History

1965
1985
1987
1988
1998
2001
2002
2007
2008
2010
2015
1965

Founding of the company Bureau d’Electronique Appliquée by Fernand Van Genechten with the aim of developing electronic projects for industrial applications.

1985

BEA received the Oscar for Exports by the Belgian government.

1987

Founding of an American subsidiary: BEA, Inc. in Pittsburgh, USA

1988

Founding of the B.E.R. (Belgian Electronic Research) department.

1998

Founding of the first Asian subsidiary: BEA Electronics, in Beijing, China.

2001

Founding of new Asian subsidiary: BEA Japan, in Tokyo, Japan.

2002

Integration of BEA in the British HALMA Group

2007

Founding of SENSORIO®, the department dedicated to markets outside the door business.

2008

Founding of an industrial department for industrial doors.

2010

ISO 9001: 2008 certification

2015

BEA celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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