Sean Doherty, Veteran of U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Joins BSI's Supply Chain Security Solutions Group

Feb 28, 2013, 09:30 ET from BSI

RESTON, Va., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BSI America Professional Services Inc., a business unit of BSI today announced that Sean E. Doherty, a 35-year veteran of the U.S. Customs Service & Border Protection and a C-TPAT expert, has joined BSI's Supply Chain Security Solutions Group as an Advisory Services Executive.

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Doherty was a key contributor in the development of the Customs-Trade Partnerships Against Terrorism Program (C-TPAT) program.  As the C-TPAT Acting Director in Washington, DC, Doherty was responsible for managing the C-TPAT program on a national level, coordinating the activities of seven field offices and more than 160 personnel. 

Prior to serving as C-TPAT Acting Director, Doherty was the principal field manager for the C-TPAT program in the U.S. Customs Service's New York field office During his tenure, the New York office certified approximately 2,500 companies for C-TPAT and conducted approximately 5,000 (re)validations.

"Very few people understand the C-TPAT certification standard and the importance of assessing risk in the global supply chain like Sean Doherty," said Dan Purtell, Senior Vice President for BSI's Supply Chain Security Solutions. "The body of practical knowledge and expertise he can immediately offer BSI's clients when it comes to mitigating their supply chain risk is unparalleled, and we're thrilled to have him as part of our Supply Chain Solutions team."

In his role as Advisory Services Executive, Doherty – together  with BSI's proven methodology and tools – will utilize his extensive experience to help support improve companies Supply Chain Security Program(s), ensuring that they are ready for (re)validation and building a strong sustainable program.

About BSI Supply Chain Solutions

BSI's Supply Chain Solutions group is a leading global provider of risk and compliance based solutions, supply chain intelligence, assessments, and training programs geared toward mitigating global supplier and supply chain exposures. BSI's experts work at the forefront partnering with industry and government on innovative supply chain security solutions and intelligence tools designed for cargo inspection targeting.

Helping companies achieve and maintain compliance, with a special focus on the C-TPAT 5-Step Risk Assessment, is a key focus of BSI's Supply Chain Solutions. Our combination of tools and field-based, global network of supply chain security assessment professionals provides our clients with expert supplier vetting and risk assessment.

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About BSI

BSI (British Standards Institution) is a global organization that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world's first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization of Standardization (ISO). Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, reduce risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated.

BSI is a trusted partner to industry and government with a focus to support their business objectives through the transfer of knowledge of best practices, assurance services to identify and measure performance indicators, training services to aid the building of organizational competency and enable continual improvement, and the tools to monitor, enhance and report on compliance against the organization's management system objectives. With over 64,000 clients in 147 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.

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