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Sunstates Security Executive Vice President Denis Kelly

Executive Vice President
Denis Kelly

Denis Kelly and Robert Rogalski Accept Increased Responsibility in Key Leadership Positions

 While many companies have reported increased business activity in recent months, few can compare to Sunstates Security. Since 2010 the Raleigh, N.C.,-based security firm has attained a compounded, organic growth rate of 30%. This achievement stands out in the private security industry, which typically relies upon mergers and acquisitions to fuel growth. 

“I am very proud of what we have been able to accomplish,” says President Glenn Burrell, who joined Sunstates Security after serving 20 years in Scotland Yard. “In our industry, companies all too often lose sight of what’s important: the customer. A consequence of that short-sightedness is the need to grow via mergers and acquisitions, which often has a negative effect on customer service by diluting the corporate culture and philosophy.” 

Further evidence of the company’s success can be seen in Sunstates’ client retention rate of 97% over the past decade—one of the highest in the industry. 

To meet the demands of this growth, Sunstates has made two key structural changes, as of July 1, 2013:

  • Vice President Denis Kelly has been promoted to Executive Vice President. In this new position, Kelly will oversee the firm’s operations, sales and marketing, as well as human resources.

    Sunstates Security Vice President of Operations Robert Rogalski

    Vice President of Operations
    Robert Rogalski

  • Director of Operations Robert Rogalski has been named Vice President of Operations, responsible for all field operations. Rogalski will also manage the corporate training and safety department.

“I am delighted to announce these promotions to key leadership positions,” says Burrell. “Both Denis and Robb have played an instrumental role in establishing Sunstates as one of the fastest-growing security services companies in the United States, and they will continue to provide quality leadership in the years to come.” 

About Sunstates Security
Based in Raleigh, N.C., Sunstates Security provides uniformed security personnel and security consulting services to clients throughout the Southeast, as well as in the Northeast and Southwest regions. The company is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Greater Business Women’s Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Contact Glenn Burrell at 919-398-6445

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July 9th, 2013 at 9:51 pm


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Sunstates Security President Glenn Burrell

President Glenn Burrell

“I was very fortunate during my 20 years in law enforcement to have only known one police officer killed in the line of duty.  But having seen how that awful incident affected the families of that police officer I have a deep conviction to do whatever I can to recognize the ultimate sacrifice some police officers make.  What makes the death of a police officer particularly tragic in my opinion is the fact that they are merely doing a job of trying to protect the public from wrongdoing. Having been around police officers for most of my life, I can tell you that under that façade are regular young men and women who are not superhuman but “average people”  just doing their job.

When I heard that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) in North Carolina were planning a bicycle ride from Charlotte to Washington DC to honor fallen police officers at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial annual service, I jumped at the chance to show my support and combining my love of cycling…I needed a strong reason to want to ride 500 miles in four (4) days!  A colleague and good friend, Chris Couch who retired from the CMPD just over five (5) years ago knew Officer Fred Thornton of CMPD who lost his life in the line of duty in 2011. The Bike to DC 2012 ride is decidedly in honor of Officer Fred Thornton.  I am riding the 500 miles in honor of his sacrifice as well as the other 176 officers from around the country killed in the line of duty in 2011.”

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