November 1st, 2021
Oakville, ON – Rowan Hamilton has joined the Commissionaires Great Lakes leadership team as the new Chief Operating Officer as of November 1. He brings a unique background, diverse experience, and a growth-focused, collaborative approach to the company.
“I’m looking forward to building on the company’s core strengths, promoting continued growth, and developing innovative solutions to respond to the evolving needs of our customers and employees,” Hamilton said. “It’s important to me to make significant contributions to an organization that has an explicit commitment to include veterans and their families within its workforce.
Hamilton has held senior leadership roles in business development and business operations with national and multinational organizations. His 30-year career in the security industry includes positions with Securitas Canada, GardaWorld and Intercon Security. Most recently, Hamilton served as director of business development with the Southern Alberta Division of Commissionaires before moving to the Toronto area to be closer to family.
“Rowan’s experience with national and multinational organizations makes him an important part of our leadership team,” Board Chair Gil Taylor said. “It’s also very important to us that Rowan has great insight into growth opportunities for Commissionaires as both a leading provider of security services, and an organization committed to employing veterans and military families.”
ABOUT COMMISSIONAIRES GREAT LAKES
Commissionaires Great Lakes (“CGL”) is a Division of Commissionaires, Canada’s premier security provider and the largest private sector employer of Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP veterans. Founded in 1925 on the core military values of dedication, responsibility, and sense of mission, CGL employs 1,800 people in the Greater Toronto Area, Barrie, and London. The company offers a wide range of security services including professional guarding, monitoring and surveillance, threat risk assessment, non-core policing, by-law enforcement, digital fingerprinting, criminal and employee background screening, investigations, and security training. CGL is a completely self-funded, not-for-profit organization that serves a diverse range of public and private sector organizations.
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