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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

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

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 promotes Robert Rogalski to Director of Operations

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Raleigh, N.C. – October 12, 2010 – Sunstates Security LLC, a business specializing in providing security services for businesses, industries and their employees, appointed Robert Rogalski as Director of Operations effective October 4, 2010.

In this newly created position at the company, Rogalski will be responsible for the administration and efficient daily functioning of all branch offices within the 12 states in which Sunstates currently operates, including operations, budget, assisting with new business development, customer service, personnel management, security and safety in accordance with Sunstates’ objectives.

Rogalski has more than a decade of experience in the security industry, serving in a variety of roles within the contract security industry, including Operations Account Manager, Area Operations Manager and District Manager. His related career security experience includes the market-segment types of corporate complex, financial, pharmaceutical, healthcare, commercial properties, malls, government, educational and industrial. Rogalski has served with distinction as the Raleigh Branch Manager for Sunstates. Prior to joining the company in January 2009, he served as District Manager for AlliedBarton, a national security services firm.

“From the beginning, Sunstates has been committed to building positive, long-term relationships with clients supported by a highly trained management team and identifying ways to improve security operations,” said Glenn Burrell, president. “Robb shares our vision of delivering the best customer service in our industry.”

Rogalski studied Criminal Justice and Business Management in college and graduated from the University of Maine, Augusta. He is a member and active participant in the American Society of Industrial Security, the International Facility Management Association and the Building Owners and Managers Association.

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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October 15th, 2010 at 8:22 pm