Canadian Security Magazine

United Protection Services appoints new president

Fred J. Rayner as been appointed as president and a 
director of United Protection Services Inc.

This position 
was previously held by Don Allan who is moving up to the
of executive vice-president of UPSG with senior
responsibilities for 
corporate growth and development and the
Company’s involvement in the 
Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

Both appointments took effect 
Sept. 1, 2009, as part of the company’s
strategic management and 
planning process for the future.

 Rayner has
been a member of the board of directors of UPSG since 
2006, serving on
both the audit and compensation committees and as 
chair of the
governance committee. He will continue to serve as a 
director on the
board but will relinquish his position as chair of the 

Following graduation from the University of Alberta, Rayner 
enjoyed a
distinguished 26-year career with the Edmonton Police 
Services, rising
through the ranks to the position of Chief of Police. 
In 2003 he was
invested into the Order of Merit of the Police Forces 
by the Governor
General of Canada in recognition of exemplary 
leadership and

 More recently, Rayner has provided international
services to larger private companies and government
including an extensive lecture series at the International
for management development ”“ IMD Switzerland, the Rotman
School of 
Business ”“ Toronto and the University of Alberta.

He currently Co-
Chairs the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Safety for
the City of 
Edmonton and is a regular guest on CTV’s popular “Alberta
television show discussing current topics relating to crime
and safety.


Chairman and CEO of UPSG, Sig Jorstad states that “Fred’s
background in the private and government sectors coupled with
previous involvement with United provides a solid foundation
maximize the synergies between the board and management of United
capitalize on new opportunities for growth emerging from the

Rayner will lead and manage the day-to-day 
operations, focusing on customer service and driving organic growth.

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