McQuade Joins Award Winning Global Elite Group Team (Multi-Video)

Global Elite Group, a leading provider of aviation and business security services, and the 2017 Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Best Airport/Aviation Security Solution, has named John P. McQuade as Regional Director of Business Development.

John will be performing his duties, which includes developing new business in the Southeast U.S., and reviewing new programs for launching, at many of the airports in the region.

John’s former position was Assistant Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Office, U.S. Secret Service.

In his position as a senior manager, he oversaw non-cyber-criminal investigations and mission support for the New York City district.

He joins Global with over 30-years of law enforcement, special operations and military experience.

John McQuade in his previous positions, worked at both JFK and LaGuardia Airports overseeing hundreds of arrivals and departures annually.

He was responsible for the safety and security visits and investigations at the airports, while interacting with senior management from the civilian and law enforcement agencies.

William McGuire, President and CEO of the Global Foundation for First Responders
William McGuire, President and CEO of Global Elite Group

“Global Elite Group and its partner companies will benefit greatly from John’s expertise,” states William McGuire, President and CEO, Global Elite Group Inc.

“He joins a dedicated and experienced group of security professionals, providing our clients with unparalleled capabilities in the aviation security sector, and beyond.”

“We are thrilled to have John join the Global family of specialized services for the aviation industry.”

Global Elite Group is committed to providing innovative aviation security and management services to over 55 domestic and international carriers and airports, at 14 airports in the U.S.

(Security is dynamic and we recognize that the needs of each and every client are different. Global Elite Group works with a wide range of clients to provide them with a tailored security solution. Courtesy of Global Elite Group and YouTube)

Global Elite Group agents perform the most efficient TSA-regulated search techniques to detect weapons, explosives and other dangerous items.

Global Elite Group incorporates security management services which also includes:

  • Canine explosive detection and portable screening technology.

The companies services are used to screen and process:

  • Charter airlines
  • Sport teams, celebrities & VIPs,
  • Entertainment professionals, foreign dignitaries and corporate functions.

As a premier provider of AVSEC services, every client is provided with an individualized security program tailored to meet their complex range of needs.

“John McQuade brings years of executive protection services and protection intelligence from being assigned to both foreign and domestic security projects,” McGuire added.

“He will be an invaluable asset to the organization and our airline partners who will benefit greatly from his expertise.”

Business services cover a wide range of industries and needs from risk and emergency management to electronic security options.

Additional security services for events, guard services, VIP and high-value cargo security are provided for both the foreign and domestic cliental.

(Learn More. Courtesy of Global Elite Group and YouTube)

Global brings over a decade of communications, security skills and knowledge-based strengths to every project.

Partners and client companies benefit greatly from the best-practices initiatives designed to keep the airlines and airports secure and operating efficiently, and the flying public safe.

Global also provides business security services to corporations, the entertainment business and worldwide shipping industries.

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

American Security Today’s 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East was an overwhelming success, with distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government.

Over 100 professionals gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included:

  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission
  • State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies, and
  • Leaders in Private Security
On hand to accept Global Elite Group’s ‘ASTORS’ awards were Douglas O’Mara, Director of Training and Quality Assurance, and Ritchie Swain, VP of Special Projects (pictured here, at right, receiving the honors from Mike Madsen, AST Publisher)
On hand to accept Global Elite Group’s ‘ASTORS’ awards were Douglas O’Mara, Director of Training and Quality Assurance, and Ritchie Swain, VP of Special Projects (pictured here, at right, receiving the honors from Mike Madsen, AST Publisher)

Recognized for their Innovative Training and Education Programs, Outstanding Product Development Achievements and Exciting New Technologies to address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.

American Security Today was formed after careful reflection of 9/11 and its aftermath when the Department of Homeland Security was established and there was an immediate explosion of new products and solutions for what was perceived as an imminent second attack on primary targets in the United States.

As time moved forward from 9/11 itself and in recent years, the threats to our nation have evolved from a large scale 9/11 type attack to:

  • Domestic and International Terrorist Attacks carried out by ‘lone wolves’ and coordinated individuals
  • Cybersecurity breach attacks against our government agencies, financial institutions and critical infrastructure facilities
  • Unprecedented urban violence
  • Cultural shifts and societal media bias, which make it increasingly difficult to secure our nation in this constantly evolving threat environment.
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon

These current circumstances have put forward another rapid expansion of new ideas, products and solutions to combat these ever changing challenges.

These changes have called for a new generation of security experts in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields who need real time knowledge of our ever growing threats.

These experts include the Government at the Federal, State and Local levels as well as from Private Firms specializing in Physical Security, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security responsible for implementing coordinated security measures to ensure our Nation’s Security and improve Public Safety.

Together, each of these entities work together seamlessly on the front lines of protecting our communities, to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

AST focuses on Homeland Security and Public Safety Breaking News, the Newest Initiatives and Hottest Technologies in Physical & IT Security, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges.

To highlight the tremendous accomplishments of agencies and firms receiving this prestigious award, be on the the lookout for American Security Today’s Annual December ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Year in Review.’

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