MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Norment Security Group, the world leader in comprehensive detention systems products and services and a part of The Gores Group portfolio of companies, appointed Charles Veniez as Chief Executive Officer and president. Veniez joins Norment from United Technologies Corp., where he held several roles in management, most recently as regional vice president and general manager, responsible for a number of fire and security businesses throughout the United States.
“I am honored to be the new CEO of Norment and look forward to working with our employees, customers and suppliers,” said Veniez. “Norment has a great history and an outstanding track record of performance. I intend to continue that heritage, and build upon its position as the preeminent provider of detention systems products and services.”
Chris Sznewajs, vice president of operations for the Gores Group, stated, “Charles Veniez has a strong operational background with experience in mechanical and electronic access control solutions and as a security products integrator. We are confident he will be an important partner in helping Norment reach its full potential.”
Prior to his most recent role at United Technologies, Veniez served as president of Onity Inc., an international security products company with operations in the U.S., Europe, Mexico, South America, India, Australia and China. He also served as a vice president for Kaba Ilco, a provider of mechanical and electronic access control solutions.
Founded in 1952, Norment is recognized as an industry innovator in detention systems contracting. The company not only offers a design-build, start-to-finish approach to new construction, but complete retrofit and upgrade services, long-term maintenance agreements and integrated electronic security systems.