By Cliff Sampogna, Regional Manager - Residential/Commercial

We currently live in uncertain times with a lot of change coming in the near future that will improve our world and humanity. These changes are going toallow the world to become a better place and create more unity through understanding, compassion and acceptance.

As we all know, change can only occur when compassionate people stand up and speak up to educate and begin the education that is much needed. I personally have the amazing opportunity to work closely with someone that has an amazingly strong voice and has shown me that a single voice can make change.


By Tanya Gautam, Human Resources Administrator and Recruiter

At YYC, we have a team of passionate and enthusiastic employees. Our employees are not only passionate security professionals, but also have a caring heart for their colleagues.

Two of our YYC employees have set an example of teamwork and care for the community, during the COVID pandemic period, when people are stressed.

Kamalo Suleiman started his journey with A.S.P in February 2019 as a Casual employee and became Full-Time Access Control Guard in April 2019. Since then, he has worked hard to deliver quality service.

In May 2020, Kamalo, along with his wife, bought individual pizzas for all his shift members. This gesture of Kamalo sets an example of a real team player. That moment when employees were enjoying their pizza, sharing a positive vibe, not only brought them together but also relaxed them with a smile on their faces. Special thanks to Kamalo’s wife.

Kamalo has always shown interest in the company’s activities, and yet again, he planned his break to attend the Townhall. His regular participation in company activities and contributions towards his team is commendable.

Radowan Chowdhury has been working with A.S.P since September 2018 as Access Control Guard. He has demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment towards his duties and the team. Radowan bought sweets and food for the team in June and helped people to bond and spread positivity in the group. He received appreciation from his team members, supervisors and managers for his team spirit.

Radowan is also an active member of the Health & Safety Committee. His regular participation and contribution to the meetings are valuable.

We thank all the heroes of A.S.P. who are taking an extra step to create a positive environment in this challenging time of the pandemic, bringing our people together and providing a quality service.


By Tanya Gautam, Human Resources Administrator and Recruiter

With all going on in the world, I’d like to step back and focus on some positivity in our RES/CIC Division.

As challenges continue to arise across all avenues of our business, our team continues to rise above it all and push forward. I’d like to point out two of our amazing team members in particular.

First off, our Administrator, Tamana Bhatia. Tamana has been with A.S.P. since August 2018. She started as a front-line guard supporting our commercial business. Tamana quickly showed her value and worth, through her dedication to A.S.P. and the many extra hours she put in to keep the operation running. By December 2019, Tamana was such a valued asset that it was an easy choice to bring her aboard the administrative side to support not only the front of the house, but the back end as well.

Today, Tamana has helped evolve the day-to-day administrative duties with our Crossing Guard contract, Respite contract, and all back-end support that we could not do without her. She has been a valuable team member and her behind-the-scenes efforts are truly a support to all of us here at RES/CIC.

We all appreciate and thank you Tamana! Keep up the wonderful work!

Secondly, our Service Delivery Manager, Asad Abbas. Asad has been with A.S.P. since May 2016. He has been a rock for the entire RES/CIC team and especially for me. Asad’s work ethic is second to none. Between many long days in the office, on the road, and from home, Asad continues to plow through all challenges he faces, always achieving positive results regardless of how difficult those challenges may be. His loyalty to A.S.P. and the team shines in his day-to-day efforts, whether it be with our front-line guards asking for professional or personal support from him, or the office team leaning on him for his subject matter expertise in all facets of the business.

To know you can confidently get an answer or an update or just good old fashion hands-on help with something through a simple ask is all a friend or colleague could ask for. Asad is just that guy!

For this reason, I wanted to share my thank you and appreciation for all he does for our team seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

From all of us in RES/CIC, we thank you Asad! I’d say keep up the good work, but I know don’t need to!


By Asad Abbas, RES/CIC Service Delivery Manager

Having good employees make or break a company’s success. Everyone is an employee, even leaders. Most importantly, being a great employee means being a team player. We have so many talented, hard-working team players who are helping us to strive for greatness.

I want to take this opportunity to recognize a member of our team who has been amazing and always goes above and beyond to perform his duties. Kevin Ravindran is not only a team player, who always strive for the betterment of his team, but is also a good leader on site and takes it upon himself to make sure he and his team do their job well.

Kevin Ravindran, Supervisor, Toronto Pan Am Centre

Kevin Ravindran is working as the Supervisor of Toronto Pan Am Centre within A.S.P. Security. He joined A.S.P. in January, 2016 as a guard. He worked very hard and he is always willing to learn more. He was promoted to Supervisor position in October, 2018. He has more than four years of security experience.

At the time when he was promoted, we had challenges related to meeting and exceeding clients’ requirements. Kevin worked very hard and has shown great leadership and dependability for the past one and half years, with praise from both his coworkers and client. He is instrumental in training new guards and implementing new policies on site. He is always willing to go extra mile in protecting A.S.P.’s interest and reputation by helping his team and fulfilling the client’s expectation. He is a very important member of our A.S.P. family and I wish him best of luck!


By Angus Wilson, Director of Aviation Services

With all the chaos that is happening in the world, I am delighted to share some good news with you. One of our long-serving managers got married!

Please join us in congratulating Garinder and Amanpreet Grewal, who got married on Sunday the 5th July 2020. It was a simple ceremony in front of close friends and relatives.

It all happened so quickly, but we want to wish Garinder and Amanpreet our heartfelt congratulations on starting their new life together.

Teresia Mungai has worked at Calgary International Airport (YYC) for the past 12 years. She joined A.S.P. in 2018 as Access Control Guard. Teresia is a hard-working employee who finds joy in meeting people, offering customer service and security services at the airport. A.S.P.’s YYC team is proud to have Teresia on board, as she is not only a successful security professional, but also a great colleague to work with who believes in creating a happy work environment. During COVID-19 pandemic, Teresia had to face changes in her job duties and responsibilities, which she handled with grace and ease. She continued providing excellent customer service and security services.

We thank all the heroes of A.S.P. who are taking an extra step to create a positive environment in this challenging time of the

pandemic, bringing our people together and providing a quality service.


Submitted by Darren Scott, Resource Planning Coordinator

As a security guard, my Boss said my job is to watch the office. 

I’m on Season 6 so far, and not sure what this has to do with security.

What do you call security guards working outside Samsung shops?

Guardians of the Galaxy.

I went on a job interview for a security guard. After spending 12 hours in the waiting room…

…they hired me.

I used to sell security alarms door to door, and I was really good at it.

If no one was home, I would just leave a brochure on the kitchen table.

Airport security asked me if I’ve seen anything unusual

…I just paid $18 for a pop and a ham sandwich…Let’s start with that!


By Sean Gallagher, HR Recruitment Manager

Hardeep Khaneja is the definition of a well-rounded A.S.P. Incorporated employee. Hardeep came to A.S.P. back in 2007 when he began his career as a floater in the Residential division. He worked at various sites such as Country Club properties, Wyldewood, Forestlane and Main Square. This is where Hardeep truly started growing a passion for helping people in the security industry.

Hardeep Khaneja

Hardeep moved to a site supervisor for a four-building community named Queen’s Court housing about 3000 tenants. Hardeep really shined as a supervisor in this location for 3 years and showed the characteristics that earned him the supervisor position for future contracts.

From 2011-2017 Hardeep had full control over one of our high-end sites called Ovation in Mississauga. Hardeep did everything from on-site interviews and managing last minute book offs to building positive relationships with every tenant at his building. At this point A.S.P. knew we had something special in Hardeep and needed to put him in a centralized position where he could develop relationships with the complete Residential and Commercial division. Hardeep is currently leading the Residential/Commercial scheduling team where he demonstrates everyday his site knowledge, positive demeanor and security experience.

If you ask Hardeep why he stays with A.S.P. and the security industry he will tell you that he loves being an instrumental piece in the success and growth of A.S.P. Incorporated over the past 12 years. Hardeep will continue to do great things at A.S.P.


By Paul Parkinson, Director of Finance

 I would like to introduce Sherrie Storimans.  She has been an integral part of the accounting department since May 2017.

Utilizing her skills and experience, Sherrie is responsible for the payroll for A.S.P., which includes 2,000 individual payments bi-weekly.  It is no easy feat, but she captures all the nuances that exist with our unique operations, in addition to employee requests for vacation payouts or other changes.

With the COVID-19 impact, Sherrie has also needed to switch gears to ensure the employee Record of Employments are issued on a timely basis.  Thanks for the support from Giselle Lopes and HR in getting this accomplished on a timely basis.  Sherrie, I want to give a special thanks to all that you have accomplished.


By Jasmine Khimany and Neeru Panjwani, Managers – Human Resources

It is our pleasure to welcome Ms. Kristina Pawlak and Ms. Tanya Gautam to the A.S.P. Family.

Kristina

Kristina joined us as Human Resources Administrator in the Commercial and Residential division. She studied Human Resources at Seneca College. Kristina worked in Human Resources for over 2 years and gained expertise in full cycle recruitment, new hire orientation, HRIS data management and employee relations. She was also a certified Health and Safety Committee member in her past organization. Kristina is looking out to branch out to learn more about everything Human Resources has to offer. We are looking forward to her addition in the team.

Tanya Gautam

Team YYC is excited to welcome their new addition in the Human Resources department. Ms. Tanya Gautam joined as Human Resources Recruiter and Coordinator for Calgary branch. In her role, she will be responsible for end-to-end employee life cycle management. Tanya studied Human Resources at York University, Toronto. She has worked as HR Generalist with Can Tech Services prior to joining us. Tanya also has over 5 years of training experience in the Hospitality industry in India and Middle East. With a wide range of experience and expertise in recruitment, training and personal management, we are confident that Tanya will bring in further advancement in the department.


By Sherrie Storimans, Accounting and Payroll Administrator

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