Paladin Security has added James Blight to its team of security experts. Blight is a 24-year veteran of the industry and has taken on the role of Director with Paladin Security, effective October 2021.
Blight joins Paladin after time with Ivanhoe Cambridge where he was the manager of Security & Life Safety. While there, Blight played a critical role in overseeing its guard operations across the country. Prior to that, he had a lengthy career in a variety of positions with Concord Security, which has now been integrated with the Paladin Group of Companies.
“James has integrity, believes in doing right by people, cares about making a difference and brings with him a unique skillset that I know will add to our culture and benefit our organization for years to come,” said Paladin Security President Chad Kalyk in a statement.
Throughout his career, Blight has been an instrumental part of a number of initiatives and transformation within the industry. He has a passion for security and safety, evolving the industry, and mentoring the next generation of security professionals. Blight also has the following knowledge and skills:
• Extensive experience as an Incident Commander in countless emergency situations and drills
• Received Active Assailant response training from the FBI
• Worked with the RCMP INSET group as a subject matter expert on securing crowded spaces
• Conducted Risk & CPTED Assessments
• Earned his CPP designation from ASIS in 2017
Joining Paladin Security was the natural next step for Blight in his accomplished career.
“Considering my experience with Paladin as a client, my existing relationship with many of the management team members, and Paladin’s reputation for excellence and industry leading corporate culture, the choice was easy,” James said in a statement.
“Also, Paladin’s motto about making the world a safer and friendlier place is aligned with what I am passionate about.”
At Paladin, Blight will work to refine programs, improve operational efficiency, build new connections, and support innovation and new technology.
“Paladin is an amazing company that has experienced tremendous success by standing by core principles; I want to be part of it. The position and opportunity I have been given as well as Paladin’s people, reputation, and position in the market have me very excited about the next phase of my career,” James said.