FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (PRWEB) August 1, 2005
The President of RailSecure announced that one of America's leading experts in railroad security, Charles Dettmann, has accepted an appointment as Senior Technical Advisor on Rail Security, as well as taking a seat on the Board of Advisors of Mobius Security Group, RailSecure's parent company. Dettmann previously served with distinction at the Association of American Railroads as their Executive Vice President for Safety & Operations. US-based RailSecure is a leading global provider of passenger and freight rail security and counter-terrorism consulting.
In a statement to reporters, Kim E. Petersen, RailSecure's President, announced that Dettmann was the unanimous choice for the position and welcomed him to the company. ÂChuck Dettmann is a singular and commanding figure in railroad security. None of us will ever forget his justifiably acclaimed leadership in the months and years following the tragedies of 9/11. Chuck will significantly bolster the already strong expertise and experience of RailSecure in our ability to serve the critical security needs of our industry,Â wrote Petersen. ÂAlso, as perhaps the foremost authority in rail counterterrorism and security, I can think of no one more qualified to join RailSecure and Mobius Security Group's Board of Advisors.Â
In Washington, Dettmann said in a statement, ÂI am honored to have been selected by RailSecure to serve on its professional staff. RailSecure is, of course, the oldest and largest rail security provider in the United States, and it already has a distinguished presence in our industry. The mission of RailSecure is critical to the security of the railroad industry, particularly in a post-9/11 world. I look forward to working with my new colleagues, and the many railroad associations, freight rail, passenger rail, and partner government agencies, as we strive to provide the highest quality rail security services in the world.Â
Prior to joining RailSecure, Dettmann spent nearly 25 years in high-level positions with the Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific railroads. During his tenure, he negotiated Âopen borderÂ agreements and successfully addressed hazardous material transport by spearheading coalitions and helping write federal legislation for safer operations. He received an industrial engineering degree from Georgia Tech and attended the Harvard Business School.
About RailSecure LLC
RailSecure is the first company in the United States dedicated exclusively to railroad security and terrorism risk management. A multi-disciplinary professional services firm, RailSecure provides risk consulting services (including security vulnerability assessments, and design & engineering); risk management solutions (including project management, procurement assistance, and management software tools); and, rail guarding services. It also performs physical, personnel, and information security training and certification to both industry and government. http://www.railsecure.com
About Mobius Security Group:
Mobius Security Group is at the forefront of developing Âbest practicesÂ to address complex homeland security problems. Mobius is recognized as a one-stop expert resource for industry and government, providing security strategies for critical infrastructure, multimodal transportation, and the energy industry. Mobius companies include RailSecure, SeaSecure, AviationSecure, EnergySecure, and the Mobius Intelligence Group, as well as several joint venture companies.
About Kim Petersen:
In addition to being the President of RailSecure, Mr. Petersen is also the Chairman of Mobius Security Group, a diversified homeland security solutions provider that includes such companies as Oceanix, SeaSecure, IntelligenceBrief, RailSecure, and EnergySecure. Kim has over 25-years of experience in security and anti-terrorism activities. His civilian career has included senior staff positions with former US Secretaries of State Kissinger and Haig. He lectures extensively and has been featured on such programs as CBS's ÂSixty Minutes,Â ABC's Â20/20,Â the Evening News with Peter Jennings, the History Channel, and National Public Radio. He is a former Visiting Professor at the UN's World Maritime University, a current Senior Associate Instructor at the US Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, a Trustee of the Maritime Security Institute, and the Executive Director of the Maritime Security Council. In 2003, the Secretary of Transportation appointed Kim to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council; and in 2004, he was appointed by the Department of Homeland Security to the Area Maritime Security Committee for Southern Florida.
John Hart, CEO