Industry veteran Thomas Walton joins Andrews International

LOS ANGELES – July 13, 2010 – Andrews International, the largest privately-owned U.S. full-service provider of security and risk mitigation services, today announced that industry veteran Thomas Walton has been named senior vice president of National/International Accounts and Vertical Markets. Walton’s responsibilities include developing national and international client accounts, establishing and implementing security programs, ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction and supporting industry specific programs that benefit the vertical market sectors serviced by Andrews International. Walton will be based in New York and will report to Chief Operating Officer, Ty Richmond.

"We are always on the lookout for leading industry pros with a proven record of performance to help facilitate the development of domestic and international accounts and our continued worldwide expansion," said Andrews International Chairman & CEO, Randy Andrews. "Tom possesses formidable knowledge of the security industry and we are confident his expertise in vertical markets will enhance our company’s ability to provide the highest level of service to clients globally in all industries."

With over 21 years of service in the security industry, Walton’s broad experience includes leadership roles in operations, training and development, sales and marketing. Previously, Walton was vice president of National Accounts for AlliedBarton Security Services during which he developed a program focused on customers headquartered on the east coast of the United States. Prior to that, Walton was a regional vice president for AlliedBarton, where he managed a multi-state region with over 3,000 employees and 200 clients, expanding the organization’s vertical market focus to include the retail and shopping center industry. Walton is a graduate of Norwich University and served as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army.

"Andrews International possesses a sterling reputation and an effective senior management team that ensures the highest service quality standards in the industry," said Walton. "I am confident this leadership will continue to further the company’s worldwide growth and we look forward to expanding our services into additional industries."