RESTON, Va., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Triple Canopy, Inc., a leading provider of security and mission support services, announced today the appointment of Harold "Jay" Arthur Christy, Jr. as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective Dec. 27.
Christy will be responsible for directing global operations and overseeing daily activities at Triple Canopy. He is taking over the position from Kelvin Kai, who has made the decision to step down in order to spend more time with his family.
"I would like to thank Kelvin for his leadership and appreciate everything he has done for the company during his time as COO," said Triple Canopy CEO Ignacio "Iggy" Balderas. "I anticipate a smooth transition of responsibilities over the course of the next few weeks, and look forward to working closely with Jay as we continue to grow and diversify Triple Canopy."
A certified security professional, Christy brings a combination of program management, business development and military experience to the position. "Having worked at both corporate headquarters and in the field for Triple Canopy, I now look forward to leading operations and working with the fine men and women whose individual contributions have made this company what it is today," said Christy.
Christy previously served as senior vice president of operations and held the position of vice president of protective services at the company. Prior to moving to headquarters in Virginia, Christy was stationed in Baghdad, Iraq as country manager. His other assignments with Triple Canopy included director of business development in Asia and program manager in Haiti and Iraq.
Before joining Triple Canopy, Christy worked on security-related projects with DynCorp in Kabul, Afghanistan and Kellogg, Brown & Root in Tbilisi, Georgia. He was also employed by Bechtel Nevada and Springfield Armory in the United States.
During his 20-year military career, Christy served with the U.S. Army Rangers and the U.S. Special Operations Command. After nine years of enlisted service, Christy received a commission as an Army Lieutenant and served as an Army aviator and a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. He has also served at various U.S. posts and in both the European and Asian theaters.
Christy earned a master's degree in educational technology and a bachelor's in resource management from Troy State University. He has also received professional certifications from Project Management Institute (PMI) and ASIS.
About Triple Canopy
Triple Canopy is a leading provider of security and mission support services to government agencies, multinational corporations and non-governmental organizations worldwide. From logistics and training to personal protection and crisis management, Triple Canopy offers customized, comprehensive solutions that help clients mitigate risk and sustain business continuity. Triple Canopy is ISO 9001:2008 certified and a signatory of the International Code of Conduct. Visit triplecanopy.com.
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