Universal Services of America Adds New Member to its Executive Leadership Team

Aug 30, 2013, 20:21 ET from Universal Services of America

SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Jones, CEO of Universal Services of America, has announced the hiring of Ty Richmond in the newly created role of President of Security Systems & Technology Services and National Accounts.

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"We are eager to have Ty join our leadership team at such an exciting time in our company's evolution," said Steve Jones, CEO of Universal Services of America. "Ty comes to Universal most recently from Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he was the Senior Vice President of Global Security. He has a unique and special background, as he has held CSO and senior level executive management positions for multi-national corporate security organizations. Ty was also the COO for a major U.S. based multi-service security company that grew nearly tenfold during his tenure." 

Richmond will lead Universal Protection Service's technology services platform and their security systems integration businesses, as well as oversee the growing National Account program in their uniformed security business.

"It is hard to find many security professionals with this wide range of experiences and expertise, both as a client and on the services side working directly with CSOs," added Jones. "Ty will report to me and work closely with his peer regional presidents and the rest of our leadership team as we continue to focus on building Universal Protection Service into the premiere security service and solution provider of choice at the local and national levels."

"I am excited to join Universal Protection Service and to head up several of their major corporate initiatives," said Ty Richmond.  "I have admired Universal as a competitor and worked with them as a client. Their focus on delivering exceptional customer service and security solutions is truly unmatched, and I look forward to being part of the Universal family and helping take the company to the next level." 

Universal Services of America is one of the largest providers of security and janitorial services in the U.S., and includes the divisions of Universal Protection Service, Universal Building Maintenance, Universal Protection Security Systems and Universal Fire/Life Safety Services.

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About Universal Services of America

Founded in 1965, Universal Services of America combines an innovative mix of tradition with cutting edge systems and technology to keep pace with the ever-evolving needs of today's business environments. Headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., with offices located nationwide, including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Universal employs hands-on, highly experienced management teams and continuous training to deliver consistent, high quality security and janitorial solutions. Universal is made up of four unique divisions: Universal Protection Service, which offers a wide range of security professionals for commercial properties of every type; Universal Building Maintenance, which specializes in green cleaning services for every kind of facility; Universal Security Systems, which provides full-service security systems; and Universal Fire/Life Safety Services, which offers all aspects of emergency preparation. (State licenses: 1003458, 14417, 1025514, 0600, 58361, 11-1376, A2000170). Visit us at: http://www.universalpro.com. Keep up with the latest news at: http://www.universal1965.com.

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