Jay (Chuck) McCormick, PSP, CAHSO
Security & Life Safety Expert
Thirty-three years’ experience and expertise in every phase of solution engineered physical security systems. Identifies, develops, implements and maintains security processes that reduce risk and limit exposure to liability. Performs discovery interviews, assessments, product selection, single/multi-site design, field operation inspection, and commissioning. Driven by passion for security, integrity, education and holistic problem solving. Designed, built, tested and installed proprietary alarm system for Fortune 500 Company utilized in hundreds of stores across US. Frequently requested speaker, co-author and collaborator. Builds strong relationships with key decision makers, team members and technicians. Expertise includes:
Profession Planning Multi-Site Security Program Design/Assessment
Program & Project Management Training & Development Leadership
Risk & Vulnerability Assessments Internal/External Consulting
Industries include: Pharmaceutical, Financial, Education, Healthcare, Commercial/Manufacturing & Houses of Worship
ASIS International Board Certified Physical Security Professional Board Certified Physical Security Professional
International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety Designation
Formerly held Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia Fire Install and Inspection Licenses
Director of Sales Engineering, ITech Digital, Indianapolis, IN 2018 – Present
Participant on Senior Management Team (4 person), interview, assist Operations and Account Executives to achieve financial goals of the company. Instrumental internal and external consultant performing expert evaluation, analysis, design and project planning of electronic security related products and services for clients within multiple vertical market segments.
Client Communication: Parlays installation, service, project/program management and design expertise transforming client requests into conversations with clear understanding of functionality design and expectations.
Subject Matter Expert: Collaborates with Account Executives serving as SME to translate complex information in easy to understand manner for clients and facilitate closing of large scale projects, latest commercial project valued at $3.4M.
Comprehensive Analysis: Perform personal site evaluations analyzing floor plans,
Design/Estimate: Negotiate project pricing for bid projects. Sole estimator/designer of all security projects from Request for Proposals (RFP), single point projects to multisite, multi-million dollar projects.
Training & Development: Developing and lead comprehensive and effective training for new hire Technicians.
Internal Consultant: Upon project completion, meet with Sales and Operations Manager detailing plan design and customer expectations for effective project management in line with customer expectations.
Tech Support Manager: Manage our Tech Support environment with five (5) personnel assisting clients with surveillance related issues, service requests
Risk/Threat Assessments: Perform comprehensive analysis encompassing several elements:
Camera availability, angles and equipment; evaluate data versus spec sheets for performance
Identify and document access controls including functionality of doors and impact of internal/external traffic
Evaluation of natural and technical surveillance landscaping from locations of features to maintenance
Lighting including second night evaluation examining foot candle ratings assessing laminar influence on color index; review photometric data versus spec sheet
Physical condition of building including building materials, age of building and maintenance
Threat detection for schools including research of proximity of predators, businesses, railroads and interstates
Review site plans and comprehensive review of internal policies and procedures.
Solution Engineer, ESCO Communications, Indianapolis, IN 2008 – 2018
Instrumental internal and external consultant performing expert evaluation, analysis, design and project planning of electronic security related products and services for clients within Education, Healthcare, Bid, DBIA, Government, Commercial/Logistics, Industrial and Houses of Worships.
Client Communication: Attend site visits, meetings and conference calls reviewing client requirements to incorporate into design.
Subject Matter Expert: Collaborates with Sales serving as SME to translate complex information in easy to understand manner for clients and facilitate closing of large scale projects, latest School project valued at $1.3M.
Comprehensive Analysis: Perform personal site evaluations analyzing floor plans, CPTED, RVA and review crime demographics.
Design: Sole designer of all security projects from single point projects to multisite, multi-million dollar projects.
Training & Development: Developed comprehensive and effective training and instruction programs and manuals.
Internal Consultant: Educate Sales on current trends as it relates to security industry best practices.
Fire Inspection: Investigate/evaluate current systems for compliance, functionality and performance; identify and communicate migration tasks necessary for upgrades; design adjustments for meeting and maintain code compliance.
Risk/Threat Assessments: Perform comprehensive analysis encompassing several elements as listed with ITech Digital duties.
Project Manager, Koorsen Fire and Security, Indianapolis, IN 2003-2008
Recruited by Vice President of Security to lead project providing safety and security project reviews for large pharmaceutical company in Indianapolis, Indiana three (*3) years; upon completion of project served as Project Manager leading up to 30 projects monthly.
Expertise provided to Life Safety & Security Division led to extension project from 18 to *36 months with oversight of up to 20 projects per month ensuring regulatory and internal requirements.
Participated in re-writing of specifications and presented to Review Board for approval.
Managed all facets of project management from maintaining budget, strategic infrastructure design and tactical planning for upgrades in line with approval of new budgets.
Within organization served as Project manager with full oversight in design, sales, staging, scheduling, shipping, receiving and resource management.
Program Manager/Technician, Securitas, Cincinnati, Ohio/Indianapolis, IN 1996 - 2003
Began as a Service Technician overseeing key account territory encompassing facilities access, CCTV systems, and fire alarm systems for healthcare facilities, industrial locations and banking institutions. Proctor and Gamble Ivorydale, Fifth Third Bank HQ and Bethesda Hospitals coupled with outlying facilities. Promoted to Program Manager to join team servicing one of organizations largest single customer, HP, later to be given complete oversight and control of client program and management.
Single client project responsible for $1.8M annual revenues for four year project; renegotiated contract at increased rate of 18% due to delivery of exceptional service and client’s satisfaction of program.
Provided project management for residential new construction of home valued over $250k.
Obtained Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia inspection licenses for fire alarm systems; perform inspections at K-12, Higher Education, Healthcare and Government clients.
Spearheaded inspection systems and updates for Marshall University and major local hospital; sole ownership of two year hospital system upgrade and installation.
Buchannan Sound and Communication, Ashland, KY, 1991-1996 ResCom, Newport, KY, 1988-1991
National Alarm, Huntington, WV, 1987-1988 Wackenhut/co-op to Marathon, Ashland, KY, 1985-1987
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Certification, Education & Training
Board Certified Physical Security Professional 2011 - Current
Certified International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety, 2012 – Current
Chemical Terrorism Vulnerability Information CVI -201*****-*******
A.L.I.C.E. Training (Active Shooter)
FEMA ICS-00907 Active Shooter: What You Can Do
Office for Bombing Prevention – FEMA
FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Preparedness and Anti-Terrorism Training Course 14-IDEA-23
FEMA IS-00360 Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education and Houses of Worship
FEMA IS-00914 Surveillance Awareness: What You Can Do
FEMA IS-00453 Introduction to Homeland Security Planning
DHS Protective Measures Course
FEMA ICS-200; Initial Action Incident
FEMA IS-00100.HCb Introduction to the Incident Command System for Healthcare/Hospitals
FEMA ICS-00100.sca Introduction to the Incident Command System for School
FEMA IS-00906 Basic Workplace Security Awareness
FEMA – Conducting Security Assessments: A Guide for Schools and Houses of Worship Virtual Roundtable
Kentucky State Certified Fire Fighter Summit/Incipient Fire Fighting Instructor Kentucky 1984
Ohio Fire Alarm Inspector Ohio 1993 Kentucky Fire Alarm Inspector Kentucky 1994
West Virginia Low Voltage Inspector (Fire Alarm) West Virginia 1995
Ashland State Vocational Technical School – Industrial Electrician 1986
Industry & Community Leadership
FBI Citizens Academy Graduate (Indiana) 2017 with visits to Washington DC HQ and Quantico FBI Academy
ASIS Assistant Regional Vice President – 2019 Current
InfraGard Board of Directors 2013 and 2018
ASIS Chapter 045 Secretary Board of Directors 2012-2018
Request to Co-Author chapter (Lighting) in a Security Book use by Loss Prevention Practitioners
HOST (Helping One Student at a Time) Reading Enrichment Program for at risk children 2009-2011
High School Track and Field Assist Coach Youth Group Leader and Mentor
Volunteer Certified Firefighter 1984-1988 Jr. Firefighter 1976–1984