AlliedBarton appoints Charles Pizzi to board of directors

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2011) - AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, announces the appointment of Charles P. Pizzi to the Board of Directors of AlliedBarton's parent company, Allied Security Holdings LLC.

Pizzi served as president and chief executive officer of Tasty Baking Company, manufacturer of Tastykake branded snack cakes, from 2002 until its merger with Flower Foods in 2011. Prior to leading Tasty Baking Company, Pizzi served as president and chief executive officer of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; vice chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, and chairman of the Metro Council of Presidents. His career also includes work with the transition teams for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge and Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell. Pizzi has also served as commerce director for the City of Philadelphia, and is an active member of several boards of directors including Brandywine Realty Trust, The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Independence Blue Cross.

"Charlie Pizzi brings a wealth of business and industry experience," said Bill Whitmore, AlliedBarton President, CEO and Chairman of AlliedBarton's Board of Directors. "He is a business innovator, and I am proud to welcome him to our board. As the leading provider of security personnel, AlliedBarton draws from the experiences of many industries to develop business practices and solutions that will best meet the needs of our clients."

"The security services industry is an important resource to organizations across the country," said Pizzi. "This is a growing industry and one that touches every type of business. Security officers contribute to organizational and personal safety and security every day."