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Loomis' CEO has a long history working on security issues—from running an alarm business to working at a lock company.

Clas Thelin
Chief Executive Officer
Thelin worked for Securitas from 1989 to 1994, running Securitas' alarm systems business. He was hired back in 2004 from Finnish lock company Assa Abloy to combine Loomis with Securitas' cash handling business in Europe. His mission: changing the way cash is handled in the U.S.


Pete Silewicz
Senior Vice President of Banking Services
Former Loomis CEO Jim Mattly hired the Ernst & Young consultant in 1999. Silewicz then formed a consulting division for Loomis, LF&Co. Logistics, to advise customers on better ways to handle cash. The unit has since been folded into Loomis' sales organization. Silewicz now works with customers and the Federal Reserve on applying supply chain management techniques to handling cash.

John Jordan
Vice President of Information Technology
He was named head of information technology at Loomis in October. Jordan joined the company in 2003 from energy company Dynegy, where he was working on e-business strategies.

Mark Clark
Vice President of Communications
Clark, a CPA, joined Loomis in 1993 from PricewaterhouseCoopers and was described by a consultant who worked with Loomis as "Jim Mattly's right-hand man." CEO Thelin created his current position and made him the first person at Loomis to be dedicated to external communications.

Chris Bosse
Manager, Cash Management Services
Bosse, a no-nonsense, right-to-the-point manager, supervises money handling for the company's big cash processing operation in Boylston, Mass.


Jim Mattly
Former Chief Executive Officer
Loomis, Fargo & Co.
Mattly helped Loomis avoid bankruptcy twice in the 1990s and then worked with his managers to devise an
e-commerce strategy so Loomis could grow. He left the company in 2004. Mattly now works on selected projects for Wingate Partners, a Dallas private equity investment firm that sold Loomis to Securitas.

Mike Grochett
Former Chief Information Officer
Loomis, Fargo & Co.
Grochett was hired by Mattly in 1999 to figure out how Loomis could do business with customers online. He says he steered Loomis away from developing its own software in favor of using off-the-shelf products—including those that were already in place, such as a suite of Oracle applications.

James Dunbar
Dunbar Armored
A 50-year veteran of the armored-car business, Dunbar is the co-author of Bulletproof, a history of the industry. He says the carriers have been slowly moving away from paper and pencil, but now have to adopt more information technology if they want to keep up with the banks.

Steve Ward
Division President, Item Processing Group
Ward develops new market opportunities for Fiserv, which sell technology to companies like Loomis that are looking for systems to process checks.

Monty Teague
Vice President, Corporate Sales, Systems and Marketing
Glory USA
Teague oversees the reps who work directly with clients, such as loomis, as they deploy the glory money handling and tracking system.

This article was originally published on 2005-11-08
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