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April 29, 2015 – Central Defense Security (CDS), a leading provider of business, retail and warehouse security, has promoted Fred Gibson, Leo Hampton and Jason King to Regional Managers; Lester Watt to Branch Manager; and Kim Perry to Operations Manager. Gibson, Hampton and King report to Larry Carroll, Chief Operating Officer at CDS; Watt reports to Gibson; and Perry reports to both Gibson and Watt.

“With more than 16 years of combined service at CDS, these five individuals have been pivotal to our success with a variety of clients,” said Carroll. “These staff changes are part of an overall management team restructure, which is a reflection of our firm’s growth over the past decade.”

As Regional Manager, Operations Technology, Gibson is responsible for supporting branch operations and streamlining procedures within all departments. As Regional Manager, Logistics, Hampton’s responsibilities include assisting branch offices and maintaining contact with clients focused on logistics, warehousing and trucking. King, Regional Manager, supervises branch operations by identifying and solving management issues.

“Being in a position to help others grow is something I enjoy, and working for CDS allows me to do just that,” said King. “It’s also incredibly rewarding to work for a company that is continuously growing and promoting from within.”

In his role as Branch Manager, Watt is charged with supervising the office and operations teams. Perry, Operations Manager, will oversee daily scheduling and maintenance with area managers and officers, while supervising the control center.


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