EDMONTON, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - S. Jorstad, Chairman, President and Chief
Executive Officer of United Protection Security Group Inc. ("UPSG" or the
"Company"), a Canadian based company trading on the TSX- Venture Exchange
under the symbol (TSX-V:UZZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr.
Fred J. Rayner as President and a Director of United Protection Services Inc.
("United"). This position was previously held by Mr. Don Allan who is moving
up to the position of Executive Vice President of UPSG with senior
responsibilities for Corporate Growth and Development and the Company's
involvement in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Both appointments took
effect September 1, 2009, as part of the Company's Strategic Management and
planning process for the future.
Mr. Rayner has been a member of the Board of Directors of UPSG since
2006, serving on both the Audit and Compensation Committees and as Chair of
the Governance Committee. He will continue to serve as a Director on the Board
but will relinquish his position as Chair of the Governance Committee.
Following graduation from the University of Alberta, Mr. Rayner enjoyed a
distinguished 26 year career with the Edmonton Police Services, rising through
the ranks to the position of Chief of Police. In 2003 he was invested into the
Order of Merit of the Police Forces by the Governor General of Canada in
recognition of exemplary leadership and service.
More recently, Mr. Rayner has provided international consulting services
to larger private companies and government agencies, including an extensive
lecture series at the International Institute for Management Development - IMD
Switzerland, the Rotman School of Business - Toronto and the University of
Alberta. Fred has also served as the past president, former director or
honorary chair of numerous corporate, community and charitable organizations.
He currently Co-Chairs the Mayor's Task Force on Community Safety for the City
of Edmonton and is a regular guest on CTV's popular "Alberta Primetime"
television show discussing current topics relating to crime and safety.
Chairman and CEO of UPSG, Sig Jorstad states that "Fred's strong
background in the private and government sectors coupled with his previous
involvement with United provides a solid foundation to maximize the synergies
between the Board and Management of United to capitalize on new opportunities
for growth emerging from the current environment. Mr. Rayner's appointment
builds on the investments we've made and reinforces our commitment to attract
and retain the top talent in the industry. While he will lead and manage the
day to day operations, focusing on customer service and driving organic
growth, I'm looking forward to working with him on strategic issues where his
expertise will enable us to broaden our options for growth and increase our
focus on strategic relationships."
Mr. Rayner stated: "I've had the privilege of working with some of the
best organizations in the world, and I'm very excited to take on this major
role with United as it repositions for aggressive growth in the 'the new
economy'. They have a talented team who are committed to customer service and
are well poised to enjoy success in a changing industry, for the benefit of
their clients, employee partners and shareholders."
About United Protection Security Group Inc.
United Protection Security Group Inc. is an established security
protection company; focused on high impact, high visibility and high risk
security situations, coupled with one of the broadest ranges of traditional
security services in the industry.
Delivering 21st Century Solutions to centuries old problems through a
network of 'Elite Private Protection Professionals'.
Pro-Active and Progressive Management has moved the company into the
ranks of, one of, the most dynamic security companies in Western Canada. With
a strong foundation and a dedicated professional management team, we are
moving forward into the next level in our development strategy.
United Protection Security Group Inc. is committed to providing its
clients with a "superior quality service" at a competitive price. It is
further committed to providing its employees and associates with the
assistance, support, and opportunity to maximize their individual potential
for excellence, peak performance and personal growth. It is the Company's
policy and highest priority to protect the health and welfare of all its
clients and employees and their respective property.
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information, including statements relating to the Company's future plans and
objectives or expected results, are forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions and are subject
to all of the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company's business,
including risks related to business development and retention, and risks
related to the current economic and credit conditions. As a result, actual
results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking
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