Vanessa Showalter, Allied Universal/PR Manager
Phone: 714-619-9744 Email: Vanessa.Showalter@aus.com
Nancy Thompson, Vorticom Public Relations
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SANTA ANA, Calif./SAN DIEGO – August 11, 2020 -- Allied Universal®, a leading security and facility services company in North America, today announces the appointment of Robert J. Wheeler, Vice President – Aviation/Maritime Operations for Allied Universal’s National Government Services as Maritime Sector Chief at InfraGard San Diego. InfraGard is an FBI-affiliated nonprofit organization whose mission is to mitigate criminal and terrorist threats, risks and losses for the purpose of protecting the region’s crucial infrastructure and people.
“The appointment of Robert Wheeler for this prestigious position showcases Allied Universal’s leadership role in the maritime security sector,” said Mimi Lanfranchi, President – National Accounts & Government Services, Allied Universal. “His personal experience and reputation in the sector, combined with Allied Universal’s role in the maritime industry, makes Robert Wheeler the natural choice for this important leadership position.”
Robert J. Wheeler has worked in the security industry for over 20 years with both managerial and executive experience. He works with clients to solve operational issues with a particular focus on aviation and maritime ports. Additionally, he has prior public sector experience as a police officer, affording him unique opportunities for law enforcement liaison.
“I am honored to be selected as the newest Sector Chief in San Diego as InfraGard offers a solid partnership between the FBI and members of the private sector, with a diverse and encompassing body of business and security professional experts,” said Wheeler. “I look forward to being able to bring my security knowledge, training and experience to the committee, and more specifically the Transportation Sector.”
About Allied Universal
Allied Universal®, a leading security and facility services company with 235,000 employees and revenues over $8.5 billion, provides unparalleled security services and technology solutions. With offices located throughout the nation as well as internationally (Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom), Allied Universal is responsible for protecting more than 50,000 client sites covering multiple specialty sectors such as higher education, healthcare, retail, commercial real estate, government and corporate campuses, etc. Supported by vast experience gained from being in business for over 60 years, Allied Universal provides proactive security services and cutting-edge smart technology to deliver evolving, tailored solutions that allow clients to focus on their core business. Through world-class customer service, highly advanced systems and cohesive technology solutions…Allied Universal is There for you™. For more information, please visit www.aus.com.
About InfraGard San Diego
InfraGard San Diego is a FBI-affiliated nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to mitigate criminal and terrorist threats, risks and losses for the purpose of protecting our region’s critical infrastructure and the American people. Founded in 2005, the San Diego chapter covers both San Diego and Imperial Counties and has established itself as a leader nationwide, setting the highest standards for programs, training and education. For the last decade, we have proudly contributed to the safety and security of San Diego via an all-threats, all-hazards approach. At the national level, the InfraGard National Members Alliance was founded in 1996 and now comprises over 80 regional chapters, each linked to a FBI Field Office. www.infragardsd.org.