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Allied Universal Appoints Deanna Steele Chief Information Officer for North America

Allied Universal announced that Deanna Steele has joined the company as chief information officer for North America.Steele will provide visionary leadership and hands-on management of IT initiatives, creating substantial business value. In the role she will focus on delivering exceptional customer experiences, supporting growth, integrating acquisitions and optimizing artificial intelligence across the company’s operations in North America.

Allied Universal to Acquire J E Security Systems & Services Inc.

Allied Universal announced the proposed acquisition of the assets of J E Security Systems & Services Inc., a comprehensive guarding and technology provider based in St. Thomas, Barbados. This proposed acquisition is through Allied Universal’s subsidiary, G4S Secure Solutions (Barbados) Limited and is expected to close during the first quarter of 2024. J E Security Systems & Services has provided electronic security, patrol and response services to the island’s residents and businesses for more than 30 years.

Allied Universal Mourns Loss Of Security Professional In Maui Wildfires, Several Others Unaccounted For

Like people around the world, I watched in shock as the deadliest wildfire in modern U.S. history devasted Maui last week. I worried about the safety of our valued team members, our customers and the community. My worries were realized. The Allied Universal team lost a security professional in the fire. Several others remain unaccounted for.

27 Jul 2023 Allied Universal Ranks in the Top Five Systems Integrators List by SDM Magazine for the Fourth Year in a Row

Allied Universal was recently ranked No. 5 systems integrator in SDM Magazine’s 2023 Top Systems Integrators Report. The Top Systems Integrators Report by SDM Magazine is a comprehensive list ranking companies based on their North American systems integration revenue. These projects encompass various solutions such as design, project management, product, installation, programming, start-up and training sold directly to an end-user customer or through a tier of contractors.

Allied Universal Names Jose Ubieta Regional President for Mid-Atlantic Region

Allied Universal announced the appointment of Jose Ubieta as president of the company’s mid-Atlantic region. Ubieta oversees sales, operations, profitability and growth of the company’s guarding business while partnering with other business units to expand service offerings in the region. Ubieta most recently served as regional vice president for the company’s Miami, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Island territories where he was responsible for sales, operations and overseeing security services for more than 245 clients.

Allied Universal Mourns Loss of Security Professional in Allen Premium Outlets Mass Shooting

The Allied Universal team lost one of its own during a mass shooting in Allen, Texas, on May 6, 2023. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Christian LaCour, our security professional who was tragically killed while protecting the customers and employees of the Allen Premium Outlets.

Allied Universal Announces Acquisition of Elite Tactical Security in Las Vegas

Allied Universal and MSA Security®, an Allied Universal company, announced the strategic expansion of services in the Las Vegas region with the acquisition of Elite Tactical Security Solutions. lite Tactical provides specialized security solutions to hospitality and entertainment clients throughout the Las Vegas area, including security and executive protection officers as well as explosives- and firearms-detection canine teams.

Allied Universal Establishes Global Program Management Office, Appoints Marc Hauck VP of Global Programs to Lead

Allied Universal announced that it has formed a Global Program Management Office to manage Allied Universal Technology Services customer engagements worldwide. Mark Hauck has been promoted to the position of vice president of Global Programs to lead the initiative. The Global Program Management Office provides additional support for Allied Universal’s existing U.S. and international clients to ensure projects meet requirements and expectations

Allied Universal Appoints Lasse Glassen as Chief Communications and Investor Relations Officer

Allied Universal announced the appointment of Lasse Glassen as chief communications and investor relations officer. Glassen will be responsible for developing and accelerating communications to the company’s global customers, as well as to its approximately 800,000 employees worldwide. Additionally, as its Investor relations officer, he will focus on external shareholder and lender communications, ensuring the company is appropriately and strategically positioned with analysts, investors and all stakeholders.

Allied Universal Announces Acquisition of Century Event Security & Staffing

Allied Universal is continuing its strategic expansion with the acquisition of Century Event Security & Staffing based in Orlando, Fla. Century Event Security & Staffing provides comprehensive security and event services in Las Vegas and Orlando, two of the nation’s top exhibition industry cities. This acquisition increases Allied Universal’s ability to staff major events in these popular event destination locations with access to several thousand employees.

Allied Universal Announces Global Agreement with Shell to Accelerate Transition to Sustainable Solutions

Allied Universal and its international business, G4S, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shell to accelerate the transition to sustainable solutions for customers and employees through a global collaboration in sustainability and security. This collaboration enhances the companies’ long-standing business relationship and has already delivered results in the mobility sector.

IFSEC Global Influencers in Security & Fire Selects Ray O’Hara as Top Security Executive

Allied Universal announce that company leader, Ray O’Hara, CPP, EVP Executive Protection and Intelligence Services, was selected as a top security executive by IFSEC Global Influencers in Security & Fire 2022. IFSEC Global is the pre-eminent news source for security and fire safety, with a trusted reputation and a global footprint. It covers developments from across the industries, from long-established physical technologies like video surveillance, access control, intruder/fire alarms and guarding, to emerging innovations in cyber security, drones, smart buildings, home automation, the internet of things and much more.

Allied Universal Announces Three Acquisitions, Continues Strategic Growth in North America and Internationally

Allied Universal is continuing its global expansion with the acquisition of three companies located in New York, the Netherlands and Denmark. The largest of the three companies, International Protective Service Agency, is headquartered in New York, NY, and provides comprehensive security and event services for clients located throughout New York and New Jersey. IPSA founder and owner Jerry Heying, as well as its 350 employees, will be joining the Allied Universal team this year.

Allied Universal Acquires South Carolina-Based American Security

Allied Universal announced the acquisition of American Security, a top security provider in the Southeast region of the United States. Founded in 1975 by retired South Carolina Highway Patrol Sergeant Henry Harrison, American Security has more than 1,200 employees and serves a seven-state area that includes Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Although American Security comprises mostly security professionals, the company provides a range of security services.

Allied Universal Appoints Dan Marston to Lead and Expand Allied Universal Technology Services in Canada

Allied Universal® announces the appointment of Dan Marston as Regional Vice President, Allied Universal Technology Services Canada; further solidifying its place in market as a leading technology security services partner. Allied Universal acquired G4S last year creating the leader in global security services. Prior to joining Allied Universal, Dan Marston served as Regional Sales Director at Telus where he developed a high performing sales team across Eastern Canada.

Allied Universal Acquires Hawaii’s Largest Locally-Owned Security Firm

Allied Universal announced the acquisition of Star Protection Agency (Star), the largest locally-owned security firm in Hawaii. Star Protection Agency has been in business since 1991, growing into the largest Hawaiian-owned and veteran-owned security company in the state. Although Star is primarily a guard patrol service, with workers at 125 sites throughout the state, it provides a range of security technology and consulting services. President and Owner of Star Protection Agency Robin Medeiros, along with Vice President Anderson Hee have agreed to join Allied Universal to ensure a seamless transition for customers and employees.

Allied Universal Appoints Darren Pedersen to Lead and Expand Canadian Operations

Allied Universal announces the appointment of Darren Pedersen as President, Allied Universal Canada with the expansion of security services in Canada under the Allied Universal brand. Allied Universal acquired G4S Secure Solutions Ltd. last year creating the leader in global security services. Darren Pedersen joined G4S Cash Solutions in 1997 starting as Operations Supervisor and worked his way up to General Manager for Mississauga/Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Allied Universal Becomes a Global Leader in Electronic Monitoring Through Attenti Acquisition

Allied Universal continues its strategic growth with the acquisition of Attenti Group. Allied Universal will integrate Attenti Group with G4S Monitoring Technologies, to create Allied Universal Electronic Monitoring Services. The combined business has pro-forma 2021 revenues over $150m with operations in more than 35 countries, and will establish Allied Universal Electronic Monitoring Services as a global market leader in electronic monitoring solutions.

Allied Universal Launches Global Acquisition Growth Strategy With First International Purchase Since G4s; Acquires UK-Based T.S.S.

Allied Universal continues its strategic growth as G4S Secure Solutions UK, an Allied Universal company, has announced the acquisition of T.S.S. (Total Security Services). This purchase strengthens the company’s position as a major UK provider of security services, with industry leading talent, expertise and market coverage. TSS, a family-owned business with over 6,500 front line staff providing service to some of the UK’s largest retailers, has more than $170 million in revenue.