Securitas Promotes Tony Byerly to President, Global Electronic Security

Byerly’s new role coincides with the promotion of Kevin Engelhardt to president and business leader for North America.

UNIONTOWN, Ohio — Securitas AB has promoted Tony Byerly to president, Global Electronic Security. He previously served as president and CEO of the company’s North American electronic security operations.

The company also announced that Kevin Engelhardt has been promoted to president, Securitas Electronic Security and Electronic Security Business Leader for North America.

The promotions further strengthen the leadership for Securitas’ electronic security business globally and in North America, while aligning organizational structures to intensify the company’s focus on its electronic security (ES) and solutions growth strategy, according to the announcement.

In Byerly’s expanded role, he will lead the global strategy solidifying electronic security specialization as he works with other Securitas leaders across the globe. Byerly’s 30+ years of leadership and experience in the electronic security industry are backed by a long track record of success transforming businesses and profitability.

In 2014, Byerly was inducted into the SSI Industry Hall of Fame and recognized as “the industry’s definitive builder of brands, businesses and teams” and “one of the most accomplished and influential executives in the modern security industry.”

Byerly reports to Magnus Ahlqvist, Securitas AB president and CEO, and was named a member of Securitas Group Management in 2019.

In Engelhardt’s expanded role, he will oversee the day-to-day leadership of SES throughout North America. In addition, as the Electronic Security Business Leader for North America, Engelhardt will support global electronic security growth strategies and clients across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Formerly, Engelhardt served as COO for SES North America and prior to that as senior vice president, field operations, for Diebold Security, bringing more than 15 years of electronic security industry expertise. Engelhardt will continue to report to Byerly.

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