ATLANTA – March 2016 – U.S. Security Associates (USA) announces the retirement of Guido R. “Rick” Massimei. In 1976, Massimei entered the corporate world of the private security industry where he began his career as General Manager of Metro Security in Tampa, FL.
Over the next 40 years, Massimei became partner and eventually president of Metro Security and served in numerous professional industry leadership roles that include ASIS regional Vice President, long time Chairman of the ASIS Private Security Services Council, President of National Associations of Security Companies (NASCO) in 2000-2002, and was founder and the first President of the Florida Association of Security Companies (FASCO).
Prior to his tenure in the private security industry, Massimei served in the United States Armed Forces in a variety of capacities, serving initially in a Security Police Unit and then as a Special Agent for the Office of Special Investigations. Later, he transferred to United States Army where he served as a Criminal Investigator of the Criminal Investigation Command of the United States of America. During his 20 years of military service, Massimei was recognized for his outstanding service with numerous military decorations.
Equally decorated is Massimei’s corporate career in the security industry. He is a recognized throughout the industry for his executive leadership having been awarded the ASIS Council Chairperson of the year, the ASIS Paul Hansen Award, NASCO’s Minot Dodson Award and NCISS John J. Duffy Award.
In his most recent role, Massimei served as Special Advisor to the Chairman of U.S. Security Associates. Charles Schneider, Chairman and founder of U.S. Security Associates said, commenting on Massimei’s remarkable career and specifically his valued tenure with U.S. Security Associates that, “following a distinguished career in government service and private security, Rick was the President of Advance Security when U.S. Security Associates acquired the company. Advance Security was USA’s first acquisition and the cornerstone of its growth. Rick’s selection of USA as the acquiring company, rejecting other suitors, made the acquisition possible. After the acquisition, Rick continued to serve as President of Advance Security and upon his retirement from active employment he represented U.S. Security Associates in industry affairs for many years. Rick has played a major role in the success of our company. We are very grateful for his contribution and we wish he and Margaret a long, enjoyable retirement."
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