HOUSTON, TEXAS â€“ September 27, 2007 â€“ ASI Group, a leading provider of global risk-management services, is pleased to announce the formation of ASI Global, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary that provides a portfolio of crisis management, prevention and pre-incident services to private clients and families, financial institutions and major corporations worldwide. ASI Global delivers these services through its exclusively retained and regionally deployed K&R response consultants. The K&R Practice is exclusively retained by St. Paul Travelers Insurance.
â€œKidnapping incidents remain an alarmingly high statistic in many countries around the world,â€ said Tim Maystrik, CEO of ASI Global. â€œOur proactive approach to safety and security together with our ability to employ some of the worldâ€™s most highly qualified crisis-management practitioners gives our clients immediate access to the very best minds in the business and an unparalleled network of resources.â€
ASIâ€™s Global Response Team caters to both insured and non-insured clients and is strategically located around the globe, affording each member with the intimate knowledge of their geographic area and greater understanding of the regionâ€™s demographics, culture and complexities. Each response consultant possesses more than 15 years of experience, and offers a diverse range of professional background, academic and technical disciplines.
â€œWe are excited to have established one of the top K&R teams in the world,â€ said Charlie LeBlanc, president of ASI Group. â€œOur worldwide network of representatives and support staff with multidisciplinary security experience provides a high level of assistance to the K&R Response Consultants, so they can focus solely on the safe return of their hostage.â€
ASI Global deploys regional experts from bases in the United Kingdom, North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. They are assigned cases based on their regional expertise and language capability and work directly with members of the operational support staff, who are also exceptionally skilled in handling the delicate details of a case. K&R services include:
Response Services Airplane Hijackings & Hostage/Barricades Extortion & Directed Threats: Families & NGOs Illicit Detention by Local Authorities Kidnap & Ransom Negotiations Worldwide Locations & Extraction from Conflict Areas Product Contamination: Threats & Incidents Recovery of Pirated Ships & Their Crew Response to Industrial & Natural Disasters
Prevention Services Assessments & Intervention in Hostile Areas Crisis Simulations & Table Top Exercises Evaluation & Preparation of Crisis Management Plans Evaluation & Preparation of Country Evacuation Plans Investigations Information Services Intelligence Development and Analysis K&R: Prevention, Hostage Behavior, Negotiations, Family vs. Corporate Response & Plans Media Training & Planning Onsite Risk & Vulnerability Assessments: homes, schools, offices, plants, commute routes Surveillance/Counter-Surveillance Training Special Projects Workplace Violence: Prevention, Detection, Reaction
Post-Incident Services In the aftermath of an event, we can provide timely and professional counseling and resettlement to those impacted.
To learn more about ASI Global, visit staff at booth 969 during ASIS Internationalâ€™s Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27, 2007 in Las Vegas, NV.