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G4S Canada appoints Peter Panaritis as CEO

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G4S Canada Wednesday announced the appointment of Brink's veteran Peter Panaritis as its new president and CEO. That role was previously filled by Jean Taillon, who left Canada last year to take on a senior role at G4S in the U.K.

According to the press release issued by the company:

Peter is a seasoned senior executive with an unusually diverse background, achieving success in sales, finance and operations.

“Our considerable operation in Canada required an extensive CEO search for a leader who could manage and maximize our current customer base, and also drive our continued growth and success,” said Drew Levine, President, G4S North America. “The security market in Canada is projected to grow substantially in the coming years, and G4S sees great potential in investing further in the Canadian marketplace.”

G4S Canada is part of the world’s largest security solutions provider. We provide services to thousands of private- and public-sector customers across the country, including airports, condominiums, offices, warehouses, retailers, banks, and natural resource sites. We specialize in developing transformational programs which unlock the opportunities available in security challenges. Our clients rely on us to provide higher-quality services, higher performance, and superior reporting and account management. We employ thousands of highly-trained security professionals with diverse backgrounds and expertise, including many former military personnel.


Prior to joining G4S, Peter was President of Brink’s Canada, where he drove all operational, sales, marketing and financial aspects of the company. During a difficult financial environment, he achieved significant top- and bottom-line growth. He also led the acquisition of Threshold Financial Technologies, diversifying the Brink’s portfolio and successfully re-entered the Quebec market to help position Brink’s for future growth. Peter began his career as an accountant with KPMG and has progressed through several key financial and business leadership roles at companies such as de Havilland, Grand & Toy, and GlaxoSmithKline.

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