ATLANTA – August 4, 2014 – As part of a strategic management succession plan, U.S. Security Associates (USA) announced today that Richard L. Wyckoff has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the security company.
Wyckoff succeeds Chuck Schneider, the company's founder and long-time President and CEO. Under the new management structure, Wyckoff reports directly to Schneider, who is continuing in a full-time role with the company as an active Board Chairman.
"We are very excited to have Richard join our company in this key executive role. He has a proven track record of significant success with major management responsibilities. Richard has a strong history of working closely with clients, developing innovative solutions that meet their needs, and leveraging technology for a competitive advantage," commented Schneider.
Wyckoff stated "I am looking forward to this tremendous opportunity of working closely with Chuck and the entire management team to make a great company that much better. Chuck established this company over twenty years ago on the core values of Integrity, Safety, Quality and Pride and has driven the organization to become one of the best and largest security companies in the business. I look forward to working closely with our clients to further develop solutions and services that build on that success."
"Richard's business success has been achieved by building great teams, focusing on profitable growth, and having a passion for customer service. We embrace these leadership characteristics at our company and welcome Richard on board to help us effectively execute our strategic growth objectives for the future," added Schneider.
Prior to joining U.S. Security Associates, Wyckoff held executive leadership positions at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Aramark, Culbro Corporation and IBM. Wyckoff earned his MBA from The Harvard Business School, achieving distinction as a Baker Scholar, and his bachelor's degree from Boston University.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is the market-leading, wholly-owned American, full-service safety and security solutions provider. With over 160 locally-responsive offices, international locations and over 50,000 dedicated professionals, they offer the most complete array of physical security, remote surveillance, and global consulting and investigations to ensure better outcomes for thousands of clients and a range of industries. Innovative applications of leading-edge, proprietary technology enable USA to rank annually among the world's best training companies, sustain the highest standards of quality, and underscore world-class customer service with unparalleled accountability. USA's rise as one of the largest innovative security solutions leaders is a natural byproduct of these differentiators and enables the company to provide the most Safe. Secure. Friendly.® environments for people, assets, and brands. For more information, visit www.ussecurityassociates.com.
Natalie Fischer, Marketing Manager