DW® Management Team
HK Lee - Chief Executive Officer
HK Lee founded Kaltec Electronics (KE) in 1990. KE provided computer hardware services and distribution. He is a pioneer in the development of digital video recorders (DVR) and network video recorders (NVR) for enterprise applications. He created the DW® brand in 1998 for KE, broadening his product line to offer complete systems for the surveillance industry. Mr. Lee received a degree in electrical engineering in Seoul, Korea and spent seven years working for the R&D department of Kwanglim Electronics before starting KE.
Wade Thomas - President and Chief Operating Officer
Security industry veteran Wade Thomas joined Kaltec Electronics / DW® Inc. in 2008 as President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for sales, marketing and operations. Mr. Thomas is on the Board of Directors of Network Optix, an enterprise video software development company, and is a Managing Member of Innovative Security Designs LLC (ISD). He was President of the Americas and VP Sales North America at Samsung CCTV / GVI Security Solutions Inc., VP Sales North America for Tri-Ed Distribution, President of Securus Technologies Group (STG) and Owner / President of Pacific Rim Security / General Security Systems.
Steve Adamczak - Vice President of North America Sales
Steve Adamczak, Vice President of North America Sales, came to DW® in 2010 and has more than 22 years of experience in security and surveillance. He was National Sales Manager for Dedicated Micros and had sales leadership responsibilities at ADI. Mr. Adamczak has a Bachelor of Science in Justice and Policy from Guilford College.
Sungho Ham - Chief Technology Officer
Sungho Ham, CTO, came to DW® in 2022 with more than 20 years of experience in security and surveillance. During his career, he spent four years with LG Electronics and 16 years with Win4NET/Incon in positions of increasing responsibility. Mr. Ham earned a master's degree in Computer Science from the New York Institute of Technology.
Seok-Kyu Kweon - Head of Research and Development
Seok-Kyu Kweon, head of research and development, joined DW® in 2022. He has ten years of experience specifically in the video surveillance industry and 30 years of experience in research and development in computer networks, cloud, artificial intelligence and video surveillance. Previously, Dr. Kweon was vice president of software development at SMC Networks and Hanwha Techwin, and led software development teams to develop various security surveillance products and solutions, including IP cameras, network video recorders and cloud video surveillance solutions. He also worked as a visiting professor at Seoul National University. Dr. Kweon holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and master's and bachelor's degrees in electronic engineering from Seoul National University.
Mark Espenschied - Director of Marketing
Mark Espenschied, Director of Marketing, joined DW® in 2014. He has eight years of experience specific to the video surveillance industry and 30 years of experience in publishing, marketing, advertising and sales. Mark was previously Director of Marketing Communications at Arecont Vision, Associate Director of Marketing at D-Link Systems and Director of Marketing at Meade Instruments Corp. Following two years abroad in Taiwan R.O.C. and undergraduate studies at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University, Mark earned a bachelor of science degree in Communication with a minor in English from Weber State College.