Former President of Brink's Canada joins leading security solutions provider
TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - G4S Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Panaritis as President and CEO. Peter is a seasoned senior executive with an unusually diverse background, achieving success in sales, finance and operations.
"Our considerable operation in Canada required an extensive CEO search for a leader who could manage and maximize our current customer base, and also drive our continued growth and success", said Drew Levine, President, G4S North America. "The security market in Canada is projected to grow substantially in the coming years, and G4S sees great potential in investing further in the Canadian marketplace."
G4S Canada is part of the world's largest security solutions provider. We provide services to thousands of private- and public-sector customers across the country, including airports, condominiums, offices, warehouses, retailers, banks, and natural resource sites. We specialize in developing transformational programs which unlock the opportunities available in security challenges. Our clients rely on us to provide higher-quality services, higher performance, and superior reporting and account management. We employ thousands of highly-trained security professionals with diverse backgrounds and expertise, including many former military personnel.
Prior to joining G4S, Peter was President of Brink's Canada, where he drove all operational, sales, marketing and financial aspects of the company. During a difficult financial environment, he achieved significant top- and bottom-line growth. He also led the acquisition of Threshold Financial Technologies, diversifying the Brink's portfolio and successfully re-entered the Quebec market to help position Brink's for future growth. Peter began his career as an accountant with KPMG and has progressed through several key financial and business leadership roles at companies such as de Havilland, Grand & Toy, and GlaxoSmithKline.
About G4S Canada
G4S is a leading provider of security solutions in Canada. G4S offers a unique combination of risk assessments, security personnel, security technology, and screening services. G4S employs thousands of Canadians and operates in offices from coast to coast. For more information, visit www.g4s.ca
G4S is the leading global integrated security company specializing in the provision of security products, services and solutions.
The group is active in more than 120 countries, and is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange with more than 618,000 employees and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen.
For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com
SOURCE G4S Canada
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