In 1992, Darcy purchased Westguard Security with the goal of developing a higher tier security company focused on providing quality-driven unionized security resources for clients across western Canada. Westguard continued to grow and expand under Darcy’s direction and now provides highly trained security officers for a variety of industries including ports, hospitals and university campuses.
Darcy represented ASIS International in Canada as the Regional Vice President for four years and served on industry and university boards. A true believer in giving back to the community, he is very proud of the Westguard Make a Difference fund that not only supports but also gets involved with a long list of charities.
Lorna joined Westguard in 1993 and currently oversees Westguard’s branding, marketing and quality assurance activities, as well as all Westguard Cares charitable initiatives. Lorna implemented Securiguard’s ISO Certification Program in 1998, making our organization the first security company in North America to be ISO 9001 recognized.
Lorna has initiated several Sustainability Initiatives at the operational level of Westguard including paperless client proposals, an electronics recycling program for Westguard’s employees, and the installation of Nero GPS Tracking software in every vehicle. As a result, in 2011 we were invited to be one of the first companies to join Vancouver’s Corporate Climate Leader’s program.
Grace joined the Westguard Team in 2011. She brings to Westguard 25 years of experience in progressively more senior accounting positions in both the security and the real estate sectors.
Grace now oversees Westguard’s Finance Department including Payroll, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
She continues to oversee the evolution and development of several key Westguard systems such as our Winteam Enterprise Management system and our associated eHub online communication portal.
Robert Watt was promoted to Westguard Branch Manager in April 2018 and oversees security operations, scheduling, and contract management. Previously, Robert served as the YVR Operations Manager for Securiguard where he successfully managed the Terminal Security Personnel, Security Operations Centre, Access Control Office, and K9 program. He has been involved with the Security Industry since 2008 and has held various supervisory and management positions.
Robert is well-versed in the Marine and Aviation industries, and in November 2015, Robert received his Marine Facility Security Officers Certification.