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Ronald Heil of Business ProtectionSpecialists

Dedicated to protecting people for nearly 40 years, Ronald Heil, CSC, CPP, CHS, is a deeply experienced physical security expert and accomplished U.S. Air Force veteran.

As a Certified Protection Professional, a Certified Security Consultant, and Certified in Homeland Security, Ronald has produced, evaluated and managed security projects and policies involved in hundreds of security service engagements. He brings significant public and private sector expertise to his work at Business Protection Specialists, Inc. (BPS) as Senior Security Advisor to clients all over the world.

Ronald began his career serving in the U.S. Air Force, working his way up to multiple leadership roles in security, law enforcement and emergency management, as well as training in the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School on crisis response management and the dynamics of international terrorism. An expert in emergency and crisis preparedness, he developed the vulnerability index used in the Illinois DOT All Hazards Vulnerability Assessment project, which won a Special Achievement Award in the ACEC of Illinois 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition.

Ronald’s service to clients extends to several industries, including manufacturing, chemical production, food production, refineries, education, healthcare and local governments. A five-term board member of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants, he has chaired the Blue-Ribbon Panel to establish the body of knowledge for security consultants and currently chairs the Certification Committee for the “Certified Security Consultant” credential.

Professional Certifications, Affiliations and Awards

  • Member, American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
  • Member Supply Chain and Transportation Security Council for ASIS International, chairs the council’s Publications Committee where he serves as the newsletter editor
  • International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) Certified Security Consultant (CSC), 2006 – Present; Five-term Board member, chair of the Certification Committee
  • Certified in Homeland Security (CHS)
  • Risk Analysis Subject Matter Expert and developer of the Vulnerability Index used in the Illinois Department of Transportation All Hazards Vulnerability Assessment project which won a Special Achievement Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition
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