Also, the Addition of David L. Runnels Helps to Align Industry Leaders in Criminal Justice Facility Services
COLUMBIA, S.C. — July 19, 2012 — CGL Management Group LLC (CGL) and Robert Glass & Associates Inc. (RGA) today announced that CGL has acquired RGA. This strategic acquisition includes the addition of W. Robert Glass and David L. Runnels, as new executive vice president and senior director, respectively, of CGL’s Western Division.
The acquisition of RGA, a criminal justice, building security, and planning consultant firm, will expand CGL’s expertise in social infrastructure and public facilities development and management.
“We are very pleased to announce our merger with Robert Glass & Associates and the establishment of our long awaited California presence. This merger will allow us to better serve our customer base west of the Rockies. It will expand and strengthen our service capabilities and it fulfills our growth strategy objectives moving forward,” said Buddy Johns, president and CEO of CGL.
W. Robert Glass, founder and former president of RGA, has been involved in the design and planning of justice system facilities since 1979. His extensive experience includes work on 400 projects in 29 states — at the city, county, state, federal and international levels. He has facility experience in all levels of custody for adult men and women, juveniles, and inmates with special needs.
"Robert Glass & Associates is excited about our new affiliation with CGL and the ability to offer expanded services through our joint efforts to our clients,” said Glass.
Glass specializes in operational planning, programming, and design management; conceptualization and functional planning; and design, documentation, and the application of security systems, materials, and technology employed within justice system facilities. His ties to justice facilities planning, design, and security consulting are strengthened by his involvement in the American Correctional Association.
Also joining CGL’s Western Division is senior director David L. Runnels, who has more than 28 years experience in the criminal justice system. Most recently, Runnels worked for the California Office of the Federal Receiver as undersecretary and chief deputy receiver/chief of staff.
"I look forward to being a part of CGL, a company with the foresight to combine a myriad of highly respected professional experts to assist in changing the correctional industry during this pivotal time in history,” said Runnels.
During his career, Runnels has been appointed to four governor office positions under the Davis and Schwarzenegger administrations, and confirmed by the California State Senate as necessary. He has served as policy advisor to the secretary for the state of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, as undersecretary of operations, and warden at High Desert State Prison in Susanville, Calif.
RGA was founded in 1986 as a consulting firm to the justice system and initially performed professional services in security consulting and planning for criminal justice facilities. In the mid-1990s, RGA expanded the firm’s capabilities to support security consulting, operational planning, threat analysis, and vulnerability assessments for all facility types. RGA has completed over 395 projects in 29 states and internationally. Projects completed have exceeded $7 billion in construction costs. The company’s corporate office is located in Spokane, Wash., with additional offices in Los Angeles, Calif., Sacramento, Calif., and Seattle, Wash.
CGL, an affiliate of Hunt Companies Inc., was formed in 2002, combining 35 years of experience in planning, design, and management through the merger of Carter Goble Associates Inc.; CGA Facilities Inc.; Lee Design and Management Group, Inc.; and Lee Engineering and Management Group Inc.
CGL is focused on providing creative, practical solutions to system and facility development needs. CGL offers the fullest complement of services in the field, including planning, project management expertise, facility design, facility maintenance, and facilities management services for social infrastructure. CGL has provided its broad range of services in 17 countries, 49 states, and more than 500 counties, applying its inclusive process to deliver more than $7 billion in public facility construction.