SOURCE: The GreySide Group

The GreySide Group

September 13, 2011 12:19 ET

GreySide Group Adds Anti-Piracy Expert & Opens UK Office to Support Growth

UK Office and Anti-Piracy Expert Support GreySide's Global Clients

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2011) - GreySide Group, an industry leader in Maritime Security, Anti-Piracy, and International Risk Management & Security is proud to announce the opening of a European office in the United Kingdom, and the addition of Michael Ferguson to the executive team.

GreySide Group recently opened a European office in the heart of London, England. This office is supported by a dedicated European manager and will enable GreySide Group to more effectively support European clients.

In addition to opening the UK office, GreySide has also added Mike Ferguson as the VP of Global Operations.

Mike Ferguson brings over 25 years of military, law enforcement, and maritime training to GreySide Group. A 21 year veteran of US Naval Special Warfare (SEALS), Mike served with both SEAL Team One and SEAL Team Eight and conducted operational deployments throughout the world. After retiring from the SEALs, Mike was active in law enforcement where he worked as counter-narcotic and SWAT officer. Mr. Ferguson was also the senior small-arms and Close Quarters Combat instructor for the US's premier counter-narcotics and anti-piracy organization -- the US Coast Guard's Tactical Law Enforcement Team SOUTH.

"Pirates are becoming increasingly violent and are quickly adapting to the increased security in the industry. GreySide Group is committed to staying ahead of the pirates and ensuring that we can provide the best possible services for our clients. Mike brings unparalleled maritime security expertise and experience to GreySide Group. His addition to our team will enable GreySide to continue to provide industry leading maritime security services and provide our clients with confidence that their vessels and crews are protected."

About GreySide Group
Founded in 2003, The GreySide Group as an international risk management firm specializing in training, maritime security, intelligence operations, and information security. With a specialty in providing armed security in high-risk environments, GreySide Group is the exclusive provider of maritime security services for several of the largest, and most prominent shipping companies in Europe and is endorsed by select Lloyds underwriters. GreySide Group's executive and management teams consist of experienced former US military special operations personal, intelligence community personnel, and experienced security professionals. "Our business is protecting yours."

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