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Canadian Security announces 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award winner

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Robert Marentette

Canadian Security magazine is pleased to announce the winner of our Lifetime Achievement Award for 2019: Robert Marentette.

Marentette is celebrating his 50th year in professional security this year. During his career, he has served in numerous roles from frontline to senior security management.

His first 15 years in security encompassed border security, industrial security and contract security. During the last 35 years, his security roles have focused on the protection of cultural property, and he has occupied leadership roles at the Royal Ontario Museum and the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. Marentette joined the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ont., 13 years ago and currently serves as director of operations.

Marentette has also served the security industry in several volunteer capacities, including 15 years for the Canadian Society of Industrial Security. Passionate about art protection, he has given numerous presentations in Canada, the U.S., and Europe about art theft.


An art collector himself, Marentette has taken a personal interest in Canadian and First Nations artwork. He likes to spend his free time with his three grandchildren and family.


About CS Honours

Canadian Security first launched its award program honouring lifetime achievers, community leaders and emerging professionals in 2018 to help celebrate the magazine’s 40th anniversary. The program, known today as Canadian Security Honours, is now an ongoing recognition program under the Canadian Security umbrella. Canadian Security will host an awards luncheon on Oct. 3 in Toronto to recognize these winners as well the 2019 Security Director of the Year, our longest-running award program (13 years and counting) which recognizes senior security leaders across Canada. For more information on how you can attend or get involved in CS Honours on Oct. 3, please visit

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