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30% GROWTH RATE PROMPTS PROMOTIONS AT SUNSTATES SECURITY

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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

SUNSTATES SECURITY HIRES MARIAH AGSTEN, PHR, AS HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

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Mariah Agsten, PHR, Human Resources Manager at Sunstates

Mariah Agsten, PHR, Human Resources Manager

Sunstates Security, LLC has hired Mariah Agsten, PHR, as its new Human Resources Manager. Mariah has more than seven years in the Human Resources field and brings experience in recruiting, staffing, employee relations, organizational development, benefits administration and strategic partnerships. Most recently, Mariah worked for a company in the services industry that employed more than 2,000 employees across seven states. Mariah will capitalize on the existing corporate building blocks at Sunstates to sharpen employee focus and further enhance customer satisfaction.

Mariah is a graduate of Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina, where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree. She is currently enrolled at Capella University, where she will complete her Master’s Degree in Human Resources in September 2013. She is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

“Mariah is a great addition to the Sunstates team. Her ambition, drive and professionalism are a great fit for us and our customers,” said Sunstates Security’s Vice President Denis Kelly. “I am thrilled to announce the addition of Mariah Agsten, PHR, to Sunstates Security as Human Resources Manager.”

About Sunstates Security
Based in Raleigh, N.C., Sunstates Security provides uniformed security personnel and security consulting services to clients throughout the Southeast, 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 Denis Kelly at 919-398-6445 ext. 13

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January 23rd, 2013 at 6:25 pm

MATT SMOLECKI, CPP, JOINS SUNSTATES SECURITY AS TRAINING AND SAFETY MANAGER

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Matt Smolecki, CPP Joins Sunstates Security, Raleigh, NC

Matt Smolecki, CPP
Training & Safety Manager

Raleigh, N.C.-Sunstates Security LLC hires Matt Smolecki, CPP, as Training & Safety Manager. As Training and Safety Manager, Matt is responsible for developing all training and safety initiatives company wide in partnership with the operations team and state trainers. A Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Matt brings extensive industry experience to Sunstates, including Branch Manager, National Account Branch Manager and Global Account Manager for national contract security companies. His experience and formal education have prepared him well for the Training and Safety Manager position, which will ensure Sunstates’ ability to continue providing outstanding training and safety programs.

Additionally, Matt brings 20 years of experience with the U.S. Army, serving as a commissioned officer for 10 years. He retired as Executive Officer, 10th MP (CID) Battalion (Airborne) at Fort Bragg. Before attending Officer Candidate School, he served as a U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Instructor at Fort McClellan in Alabama.

Matt holds an Associates of Arts in Management degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland; a Bachelor’s of Science in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland; a Master of Arts in Security Management from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri; and a Post Masters Certificate in College Teaching from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“Matt’s combination of contract security experience and formal education allows Sunstates to provide exceptional training and safety programs,” says Sunstates Security’s Director of Operations Robb Rogalski. “I am very pleased to have Matt as part of the corporate team.”

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 Robb Rogalski at 919-398-6445 ext. 11

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December 10th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

GLENN BURRELL, PRESIDENT OF SUNSTATES SECURITY, PARTICIPATES IN THE BIKE TO DC CHARITY RIDE

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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.”

For more information on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund visit http://www.nleomf.org/


 

 

 

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SUNSTATES BRANCH MANAGER, RYAN MORAN, ELECTED THE RESEARCH TRIANGLE CHAPTER 119 ASIS VICE-CHAIRMAN

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Sunstates Security Manager Ryan Moran Named Research Triangle ASIS Vice Chairman
Ryan Moran, Research Triangle Chapter 119 Vice-Chairman

In early February the Research Triangle Chapter 119 in Raleigh, NC of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) announced their newly elected 2012 officers. Ryan Moran, Branch Manager at Sunstates Security’s corporate office was selected as Vice-Chairman. Ryan is very pleased with his newly elected position and looks forward to a productive year with local ASIS Chapter. ASIS International is the largest organization dedicated to advancing the security profession worldwide.

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February 14th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

EMPLOYEE TESTIMONIAL-SUNSTATES SECURITY IS THE BEST BY FAR

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June 8, 2011

“I’ve worked for a number of security companies and I must say this is the best one by far. I am honored to be the Emergency Response Team leader for South Florida.  Sunstates offers many opportunities to move up for the future. Thank you for having me here.”

See more Sunstates Security client testimonials on our blog and on our website.

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June 8th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

PAT KING JOINS SUNSTATES SECURITY AS SENIOR CONSULTANT

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Pat King Senior Consultant

Pat King, Senior Consultant

PAT KING JOINS SUNSTATES SECURITY AS A SENIOR CONSULTANT

In this new position, Senior Consultant, Pat will be responsible for identifying and building new business partnerships throughout the Southeast and working with the Sunstates team to enhance client security programs.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PR Log (Press Release)-May 23, 2011-Raleigh, NC-Sunstates Security LLC– an industry leader in providing quality contract security services to Fortune 500 companies, municipalities and small business entities alike hires Pat King as a Senior Business Consultant.

Pat brings over thirty years experience with IBM, twenty five of those years in management to include manager of security, safety, environmental health and administrative services at the Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC plant/laboratory site. After retiring from IBM, Pat opened the Research Triangle branch of a national security services company. In little over three years, this office was the largest on the East coast. Due to his success Pat was designated for special assignments to include the management of other offices including Jacksonville, FL, and Charlotte, NC. Following his years in the contract security industry Pat took a position as a Physical Security Manager for First Citizens Bank headquartered in Raleigh, NC.
Pat has been involved with the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS International) for over twenty five years, and currently serves as a Regional Vice President of ASIS, responsible for seven chapters in North and South Carolina. Previously, he served two terms as Chairman of the Research Triangle Chapter and as the 1998 Chairman of the Greater Charlotte Chapter and is currently active in the Fayetteville chapter. He has made expert presentations on the topic of workplace violence at the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Las Vegas, New Orleans, and most recently Dallas in 2010. He has provided comprehensive training sessions and consultations with numerous companies and organizations throughout the country on security and prevention of workplace violence.
Sunstates Security’s Vice President, Denis Kelly stated “I’m thrilled to have Pat as part of the Sunstates team. His years of experience both as a client and as a security service provider are invaluable to providing prospective clients a differentiated approach to quality security services.”
Pat is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Business Management. He enjoys working with people and believes success for any business comes from satisfied customers.

Contact Denis Kelly, 919-398-6445 ext. 13

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May 23rd, 2011 at 7:18 pm

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL-SUNSTATES SECURITY TRANSITION TEAM MAKES IT EASY

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April 6, 2011

“The thanks go to you and the staff at Sunstates for making everything so easy for me!  I appreciate the time that you have put into preparing the SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) and will review the material as soon as I can.  Again, thanks for your time and efforts to make this transition so painless for me.”

See more Sunstates Security client testimonials on our website.

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April 6th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

SUNSTATES SECURITY APPOINTS SCOTT MCGILLIVRAY AS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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Scott McGillivray

Scott McGillivray, Business Development Manager

In his role as Business Development Manager, Scott will be responsible for identifying and building new business partnerships throughout the Southeast including NC, SC, AL, TN and GA.

Sunstates Security LLC, a business specializing in providing security services for businesses, industries and their employees has hired Scott McGillivray as Business Development Manager.

Scott comes to Sunstates Security with over twenty years of Corporate Security and Loss Prevention experience in roles including Store Detective Trainer, Manager of Safety and Asset Protection and Director of Loss Prevention. Most of Scott’s Security Management experience comes from corporate distribution environments where he was responsible for developing and managing security teams cross-trained in Safety and Security to Internal/External Investigations and Loss Prevention. As Director of Loss Prevention at Chadwick’s of Boston, Scott managed security officer services and developed a Credit Card Fraud Department which was responsible for the recovery of hundreds of thousands of dollars in credit card fraud.

Scott worked closely with local law enforcement, Secret Service, Postal Inspections Services and the FBI, however, credits most of his success to the security team that he worked with daily. Scott stated “In Distribution Security Services, you have to be very alert and creative in order to be effective.” It is important to set up solid policies and procedures but even more important to have a clear understanding of why those policies and procedures need to be in place.

Sunstates Security’s Vice President, Denis Kelly stated “Scott understands the true value of a quality security officer and a solid security program to support that officer. With Scott’s expertise, drive and Sunstates’ “Service First” mission statement, we think Scott is a great fit here at Sunstates and welcome him to the team.”

Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., Sunstates Security, one of the fastest-growing corporate security service companies in the country, is an industry leader with a proactive “Service First” approach to offering superior customer service and custom-designed protection for its clients. Currently operating in 11 states, Sunstates Security is well known for its on-site accountability and proven track record of exceptional client service. Sunstates Security continually exceeds industry standards and enjoys one of the highest client retention rates in the industry. To learn more about Sunstates Security, please visit www.SunstatesSecurity.com.

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March 21st, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Sunstates Security names Daniel Roddy NJ Branch Manager

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Raleigh, N.C. – November 29, 2010 – Sunstates Security LLC, a business specializing in providing security services for businesses, industries and their employees, has appointed Daniel Roddy, CPP, as Branch Manager for its Marlton, N.J., office effective immediately.

Roddy’s 28 years of experience in the security industry include positions as regional manager, national safety coordinator, operations manager and branch manager. He has achieved certifications in the following: ASIS, Certified Protection Professional (CPP); National Association of Safety Professionals, Certified Safety Auditor (SAC); Achieve Global, Inc., Leadership for Results; Department of Homeland Security, Continuity of Operations and Department of Homeland Security, Incident Command Systems.

“Dan will be a valuable addition to the Sunstates Team, and we look forward to his leadership for the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware markets,” said Glenn Burrell, president.

Roddy holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Wilmington University of New Castle, Del., and an associate of science degree in industrial engineering from Delaware Technical & Community College of Stanton, Del.

Roddy may be reached by email at droddy@sunstatessecurity.com or by phone at 302.650.9521.

Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., Sunstates Security, one of the fastest-growing corporate security companies in the country, is an industry leader with a proactive approach to offering superior customer service and custom-designed protection for its clients. Sunstates Security operates in 12 states and employs over 650 world-class security professionals. Well known for its on-site accountability and proven track record of exceptional client service, Sunstates Security continually exceeds industry standards and enjoys one of the highest client retention rates in the industry. To learn more about Sunstates Security, please visit www.SunstatesSecurity.com.

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December 1st, 2010 at 5:19 pm