Huffmaster Business Secured at a Higher Level


Scott R. Gane, CPP

Vice President, Protective Services Group
Scott Gane is the Vice President of the Protective Services Group at Huffmaster. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the administration, operation and financial health of the division. He is also responsible for the security consulting line of business for the company. In that capacity, he manages security program evaluation, corporate policy and procedure development, training, federal security compliance initiatives (with an emphasis on CFATS, MARSEC and CTPAT), corporate investigations, security risk, threat, and vulnerability analysis, and business risk management. He is the former President of Gane Security Solutions, LLC, a Michigan corporation with similar services.

As the former Senior Security Manager at General Atomics of San Diego, CA, a diverse company with interests in several vertical markets (nuclear, defense, energy, aerospace, chemical, biofuels, mining, pharmaceuticals and critical manufacturing), Scott provided supporting security deliverables consisting of physical and information technology security, risk identification and mitigation, personnel and executive protection, information assurance, loss prevention and internal investigations, national industrial security programs and related services.

He is a former Vice President of AlliedBarton Security Services of King of Prussia, PA, heading up specialized service offerings in the chemical, petrochemical, and energy (including nuclear power) areas.

As the Regional Vice President for Initial Security of San Antonio, TX, Scott was responsible for the overall management and corporate oversight of 10 branch offices. In addition, he provided risk identification and mitigation, technical support and design configurations for loss prevention (security, fire, and safety) systems at various client locations throughout the country.

Scott also worked as the Director of Loss Prevention for Tootsie Roll Industries in Chicago, IL. He developed their first comprehensive physical security and safety program for their 2.1 million square foot facility in Chicago, as well as physical security programs for the rest of their global manufacturing, distribution and sales operations.

Additionally, Scott was the Senior Security & Fire Prevention Administrative Compliance Coordinator for the D.C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant in Bridgman, MI. He is also a veteran of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, serving as one of the first firefighters/paramedics in the department and later as a sworn police officer.

Scott is a 23-year ASIS International member and currently serves as the Chairman of the Fire and Life Safety Council within the organization. He is board certified in security management and holds the title of Certified Protection Professional (CPP). He also served as a committee member for the development of ANSI Standards on Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention, Risk Assessments, and Investigations, which were subsequently published. Scott is a frequent speaker on safety and security-related subjects and has spoken at businesses, colleges, universities, seminars and organizational meetings throughout the country. He has been published in several industry trade magazines and has made numerous radio and television appearances on various security-related topics.

Ryan Okerstrom

Vice President of Operations, , Protective Services Group
As Vice President of Operations for the Protective Services Group of Huffmaster Companies, Ryan Okerstrom is responsible for the day-to-day management of our security services and remote monitoring divisions.

Ryan oversees all operational aspects of the Protective Services Group, including organizational structure and group performance, in order to achieve corporate strategic goals. He manages the design, implementation, and monitoring of security policies, procedures, and program execution. In addition, Ryan oversees business development initiatives to ensure continual growth of the division.

Ryan has more than 25 years of experience in security operations, joining Huffmaster after a more than 22-year career at Guardsmark/Allied Universal, the largest security company in North America. Ryan held roles of increasing responsibility during his time with Guardsmark, overseeing protective services across North America for clients including major automotive and military production facilities, chemical and pharmaceutical plants, class A office complexes, educational and financial institutions, sports stadiums and retail mall environments. He is a two-time winner of the prestigious Guardsmark Diversity Management Award for the training and promotion of minority employees.

As a certified National Rifle Association firearms instructor in multiple disciplines, Ryan was also responsible for firearms training for Guardsmark in Michigan, in addition to security-related training and development for the organization. Ryan worked closely with his team to increase new business development annually. He also provided leadership and assisted with the transition during the organization’s acquisition by Allied Universal.

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, holds fifteen security-related certifications, and has been a member of ASIS International since 1995. He is a Board Member and the Director of Competition for the Michigan United Soccer League, volunteer youth coach for the Livonia Soccer Club, and manager of three teams for the Canton Celtic Football Club.

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