Vice President, Operations
Tim Manning joined Athos as Vice President – Operations upon the company’s strategic acquisition of KMJ International Security Services, which he co-founded. KMJ’s reputation for excellence and service by delivering off-duty law enforcement, safety and security services in the Gulf Coast petrochemical industry perfectly aligned with Athos’ many years of success in the oil, gas, chemical and construction sectors.
Tim came to Athos with over 25 years of law enforcement, security guard services, and entrepreneurial experience. After serving in the United States Army as a counter-sniper specialist, Tim became a police officer in the Montgomery, Alabama, Police Department. His assignments included patrol and being specially detailed as an agent to a federally funded drug enforcement unit.
Tim decided to return to his home community on the Florida Gulf Coast and accepted a role with the Florida Department of Corrections as a member of the Special Response Team (SRT), trained with chemical and less than lethal devices for responding to major riots and critical incidents. He was a certified member of the Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT), a hostage rescue team for the Department.
In the private sector, Tim advanced through succeeding leadership roles using the skills, experiences, and successes of his public service including roles with Wackenhut Security, Six-Flags corporation and Day and Zimmerman Security Services. He ultimately rose to Vice President, Petroleum Chemical Division, for U.S. Security Associates in which he provided oversight of security programs for major petrochemical clients to determine the risk management framework for each critical site; development of facility Active Shooter, Guard Force Quality Assurance, MTSA and CFATS training, Security Vulnerability Assessments, Access Control Management, Intrusion Detection and Incident Management programs; and contract oversight and management .
Tim continues to assist Athos clients with security program needs nationally and along the gulf coast, with special emphasis on the country’s growing construction and manufacturing industries.