Allied Universal recently announced the appointment of Darren Pedersen as president, Allied Universal Canada.
Allied Universal acquired G4S in 2021. Pedersen joined G4S Cash Solutions in 1997, starting as operations supervisor and worked his way up to general manager for Mississauga/Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
On the sale of the cash business in February 2014, Pedersen remained with the guarding business and was appointed to director commercial operations, GTA and Durham Region. In March 2015, he was promoted to regional vice-president, GTA. In December 2016, he took up the position of regional vice-president central, eastern and operations support and in 2017 was promoted to senior vice-president, guarding.
“Darren’s 25-plus years of experience, proven leadership skills and innate strategic capabilities give him a solid foundation for success in his new role,” said Steve Jones, global chairman and CEO, Allied Universal, in a statement. “Darren excels at building high-functioning teams, providing excellent customer service and ensuring continuous improvement. We look forward to significant growth in Canada under Darren’s leadership.”
“Canada is a vital security market in North America and we are implementing best-in-class tools, technologies and practices to elevate safety initiatives for our clients,” added Pedersen.
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