Allied Universal, global security and facility services company, today announces the appointment of Dan Marston as regional vice president, Allied Universal Technology Services Canada. Allied Universal acquired G4S last year creating the leader in global security services.

Prior to joining Allied Universal, Marston served as regional sales director at Telus where he developed a high-performing sales team across Eastern Canada. He was senior vice president, sales & business development at Avante Logixx Inc., where he oversaw the integration of acquisitions of an enterprise systems company and two guarding companies; and served as senior director and general manager at Securitas Electronic Security, where he was responsible for Canada-wide sales, implementation and services.

"Dan has 30-plus years of experience leading and creating strategic, operational and financial growth for market leaders in the technology sector," said Darren Pedersen, president, Allied Universal Canada. "Dan's extensive experience has positioned him well to redefine service excellence with advanced solutions that enhance safety, increase satisfaction and foster the loyalty of customers and team members."

Allied Universal Technology Services offers comprehensive and integrated technology solutions to help clients mitigate risk and protect people and assets. Allied Universal Technology Services offers intelligent and seamless technology solutions from electronic access control, video surveillance, fire/life safety, alarm monitoring, emergency communications, technological threat management and response, and other smart tech innovative solutions, including a broad array of hosted/managed services via the company's Monitoring and Response Center (MaRC), and the Global Security Operating Center.

"The security industry in Canada has been slow to adopt technology into more traditional security guarding operations," Marston said. "It is exciting to lead the Technology Services business as Allied Universal offers the complete package with guarding, technology, remote video monitoring, investigations and risk mitigation all under one roof. We partner and execute on delivering technology solutions while ensuring service excellence at every opportunity."

The comprehensive services of Allied Universal Canada include guarding, Allied Universal Technology Services, Executive Protection, Elite Protection Professional (EPP) and Security Clearances. Allied Universal Canada provides security services across all Canadian provinces and key national markets including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal and specializes in multiple vertical markets including data centers, healthcare, commercial, mining, logistics and high technology.

Allied Universal provides proactive security services and cutting-edge smart technology to deliver tailored, integrated security solutions that allow clients to focus on their core business. For more information, please visit