UK security firm Sion Resources opens U.S. office

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert "Skitch" Andersen has been named president of the U.S. operations of Sion Resources Ltd., one of the top international security companies, announced COO Scott Charnick. Sion specializes in safeguarding individuals, protecting physical operations, conducting risk analysis, providing corporate intelligence, and data network security.

One of their most recent assignments was guarding Olympic Champion Michael Phelps during his European tour. The J. Paul Getty family, Spiros Niarchos, H.H. Karim Aga Khan, the Abdul Aziz Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, H.R.H. Sheikh Mohammad bin Khalifa Al Thani of the Qatari Royal Family, and Gianni Angelopoulos, the Greek Ambassador to the Olympics are among their clients.

"We protect high profile individuals and businesses with our teams of personnel from the British Secret Service, the North Island Counter-Intelligence Team from Ireland, and elite former military Special Forces from the United States and the U.K.," said Charnick. "So many of our clients are traveling to the United States or are American, that we decided it was important to open another home base."

Sion Resources also offers a training school for potential agents to provide extensive security knowledge and experience taught by experts in the fields of protection, safety, crime, transportation, and firearms.

COO Scott Charnick co-founded Sion Resources with Chris Phillips. Scott spent nine years as a Royal Marine Commando in the British Special Forces. Chris Phillips draws on years of experience with London's Metropolitan Police New Scotland Yard Fraud Squad. President Robert "Skitch" Andersen joins Sion after a successful career in domestic and international marketing, corporate management, and strategic partnership consulting. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam crisis as a member of an elite team conducting helicopter flight training.