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Aon Fire Protection Engineering Forms Security Consulting Practice to Answer Growing Demand

Posted on 10 Feb 2012

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Aon Fire Protection Engineering, the business of Aon Corporation dedicated to protecting people, property and processes, announced today the formation of its Security Consulting Practice and the appointment of Sean A. Ahrens as the global leader.

According to Mark Rochholz, chief operating officer of Aon FPE, “Security consulting is a logical extension of our core services of fire protection, life safety and building code consulting. As security has become an ever-growing concern for many organizations over the past decade and they continue to face countless internal and external threats, the timing is right to expand our investment in this area. I am confident in Sean’s leadership and his team’s capabilities to drive value for our clients by taking proactive steps to address today’s needs and tomorrow’s uncertainties.”

With more than 19 years of security experience, Ahrens joined Aon FPE as a security consultant in 2003. He holds a master’s degree in security and organizational management from Webster University as well as numerous security-related designations. Ahrens is a member of ASIS International, a governing security body which directs and oversees the development of standards and guidelines initiatives. He actively participates on and contributes to numerous standards-setting bodies, including the ASIS International Commission on Standards and Guidelines.

During his tenure with Aon FPE, Ahrens was primarily responsible for the marketing and delivery of security services. He played a crucial role on some of Aon FPE’s largest, most complex projects worldwide, successfully tailoring global security services to meet the needs of clients and their organizational goals, whether in the U.S., Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East or Africa. In his new role, Ahrens is responsible for the management of Aon FPE's Security Consulting Practice, from client service strategies to personnel, marketing and business development.

Under Ahrens’ direction, the Security Consulting Practice will focus on offering robust operational consulting and tailored security system design services for a wide range of facility types. Thought leadership and innovation will be delivered to clients through services such as benchmarking, risk and security assessments, targeted workplace violence assessments, organizational reviews, security program development, security systems design, force protection planning and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design.