Guido M. Pichini
Mr. Pichini is the President/CEO of WSK and Associates and its related businesses of Wyomissing, PA. Mr. Pichini was born and raised in Reading, PA, and graduated from Reading High School. He was awarded their Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2016. He graduated from Kutztown University with a BS Degree in Education/Political Science, and completed graduate studies at Kutztown University in Public Administration. Guido was presented with the Kutztown University Alumni Citation Award, the highest honor that can bestowed upon a Kutztown University graduate. He graduated from Wilson College with certification in the minor judiciary – attaining the highest grade in the history of Pennsylvania. Mr. Pichini has been awarded two honorary doctorate degrees, one from Kutztown University and another from Millersville University. Mr. Pichini served as a municipal police sergeant and as a Berks County detective. Guido has taught criminal law and has guest lectured at various colleges and universities. Mr. Pichini is a licensed private detective in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia. Guido served two terms as a councilman in the Borough of Wyomissing Hills, and four terms as Mayor. He served as a member of the Berks County and Pennsylvania Mayor’s Associations serving as president in 1988. Guido is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security, and served as Chapter Chairman in 1992, that year the Chapter was given the I.B. Hale Award as the outstanding chapter in the United States. He is a diplomat of the American College of Forensic Examiners International, and is ACFEI Certified in Homeland Security. Mr. Pichini served on the Board of Directors of the Berks/Lebanon Visiting Nurses Association, and served twenty-two years as a member of the President’s Council at Alvernia University; he presently serves on Alvernia University’s Board of Trustees. Guido volunteered and served as President of the Board of Western Berks Ambulance Association. He serves on the Executive Board of the Berks Career & Technology Centers, and served on the Security and Law Enforcement Advisory Board for Reading Area Community College. Guido was Vice-President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Reading Symphony Orchestra, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Gethsemane Cemetery and Mausoleum. Mr. Pichini also served on the board of directors of the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, and is Vice Chairman of Berks Encore, Berks County’s senior citizen service organization, as well as on the Caron Foundation Central PA Advisory Council. Guido serves on the Citizens against Crime commission and on the board of Crime Alert Berks County, where he was awarded the President’s award for community service. Guido was honored by the Small Business Development Center as the region’s Entrepreneur of the year. Mr. Pichini has served as a member of the Council of Trustees of Kutztown University for the past twenty years, serving three terms as Chairman. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Kutztown University Foundation, and as President of the Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees. Mr. Pichini presently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Reading Area Community College, on the Reading Area Community College Foundation Board, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the PA Commission for Community Colleges. Mr. Pichini served twelve years as a Governor of the PA State System of Higher Education, serving five terms as Chairman of the Board. In 2016, Mr. Pichini was honored by being named Chairman Emeritus of the PA State System of Higher Education Board of Governors. Guido served as a member of the executive committee and co-chair of the education committee of the PA Workforce Investment Board, the economic advisors to the Governor. He also served as a commissioner on the PA Post-Secondary Education Commission. Guido is married to his wife Susan and resides in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
William F. Mioskie
Retired Vice President / Consultant
Mr. Mioskie is a retired Chief of Police from Kutztown University, serving 32 years with the Police Department. Additionally, he has 21 years of security consulting experience in the private corporation sector as well as in the higher education environment. He graduated from King’s College with a BA in Criminal Justice and received a paralegal certificate from Penn State. He is a graduate of Kings’ College with a BA in Criminal Justice and is a certified paralegal. Mr. Mioskie has an extensive background in risk assessment, vulnerability identification, investigations, and dignitary protection. He has served as a trainer for the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and is an established crime prevention practitioner and an instructor in self-defence, CPR, First Aid, and AED. He is also a member of the American Society for Industrial Security. He has completed numerous advanced training sessions in the law enforcement field and was appointed to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Governor’s Task Force on Campus Safety and Security.
Michael I. Lindermuth
Director of Operations
Mike’s background includes working in the Information technology industry and in County government. In the IT industry he was a contracted employee for the department of education where he has done data analysis and data base administration. He’s also worked for an international IT company as a systems administrator for the electric power industry. Mike has also served in various capacities and administrative positions in County level government which include Security, Public Transportation and Public Safety/Emergency Management. His last assignment was as Chief Clerk/County Administrator for Northumberland County, PA, where he managed the day to day operations of the county. During this time he also served as Chairman of the County Authority. Additionally, early in his career he was employed by Security Guards, Inc. and served the company in various positions inclusive of: security officer and supervisor within the operations area.
Mark A. Cianciosi
Mr. Cianciosi has an extensive background in Accounting/Information Systems. Mark served as Director of Computer Services and Administration with Concept Management, Inc. He has over 35 years’ experience in accounting, payroll, and management information systems. Mark attended Albright College, Lehigh Data Processing Institute, and is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified.
Director of Human Resources
Melissa has an extensive background in Human Resource and Recruiting field. She is a graduated from Reading Senior High School and Reading-Muhlenberg Area Vocational Technical School, Practical Nursing Program. For many years she worked in the medical field. Her advance experiences include Office Management and Employment Specialization in Human Resources.
William D. Wertz
Director of Client Relations
Mr. Wertz has been involved in Sales and Sales Management for over 30 years. He worked for ADT Security Services in Industrial/Commercial sales and also with GAI Tronics Corporation as a Sale Representative and Regional Sales Manager. He also served as an International District Manager covering Europe, South America, and the Middle East. He has a Bachelor’s in Business from Gettysburg College.
Mark B. Allen
Manager of Scheduling
Mr. Allen has held various positions with Security Guards, Inc. since 1979, including road supervisor, scheduling supervisor, and senior supervisor. He graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Political Science. He also graduated from Harrisburg Community College with an Associate’s in Police Administration. Mr. Allen has an extensive background in security, and has provided executive protection and escort services to various corporate and performing arts clients. He is certified under Act 235, Pennsylvania’s Lethal Weapons Training Act. He has an Associate Degree in Police Administration from Harrisburg Area Community College, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Law and Society from Penn State University.
Lisa A. Heck
Mrs. Heck has an extensive background in Accounting. She served as the Payroll and Accounts Payable Specialist for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital and spent of number of years in the banking industry. With more than 30 years of business experience, she’s worked in every aspect of Accounting. She attended McCann’s School of Business and Reading Area Community College.
Jeffrey S. Parr
Mr. Parr is a retired Captain with the Reading Police Department, having served with the Reading Police Department for 23 years. During his tenure with the RPD, he served as a Patrol Officer, Turnkey Officer, and Certified Bicycle Officer. He also did several temporary transfers, which included the Department’s High Crime Unit, and 6 temporary transfers to the Department’s Operation COBRA. He also served in several managerial and supervisory roles, such as Patrol Sergeant, Desk Sergeant, Vice Sergeant, Criminal Investigations Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Vice Lieutenant, Acting Captain for Criminal Investigations, and Services Division Captain. He attended several law enforcement related training seminars and courses, to include courses related to supervision and management from Penn State, and Van Meter. He also attended tactical courses which were presented by the DEA and FBI. Mr. Parr attended a training course by the National Tactical Officers Association and was certified as an instructor for Police Response to Active Shooters. He and another certified instructor trained several RPD officers on how to respond to active shooters. He also assisted and or participated with local facilities with conducting active shooter drills at their facilities. In addition to this, Mr. Parr was awarded several Department commendations and letters of recognition, to include the Department’s Medal of Valor. He was also awarded the Heroism Award from PA State Fraternal Order of Police. He graduated from The Reading Police Academy in Reading, PA
Juan A. Ayala
Mr. Ayala is a retired Trooper First Class from the Pennsylvania State Police with 21 years of service. During his tenure he was assigned to the patrol section and was also assigned to supervise and conduct administrative and criminal investigations on licensed agencies for the Department of Transportation. This included covert and administrative investigations on Inspection Stations, Automotive Dealers and Issuing Agents. As a member of the Pennsylvania State Police he was nominated twice for Trooper of the Year by his station commander. As a SGI manager he was previously assigned to manage a security detail for a premier senior citizen residential facility in Berks County. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey, Pa.
Rick M. Periandi
Mr. Periandi is a retired Deputy Commissioner of Operations for the Pennsylvania State Police with 32 years of service. He commanded all law enforcement operational functions of the State Police to include: Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Patrol, Emergency and Special Operations, Liquor Control Enforcement, Executive Services, Office of Domestic Security, and Office of Gaming Enforcement. During his tenure with the State Police he served in the following positions: Director, Bureau of Investigations, Troop Commander, Station Commander, Supervisor/Instructor Physical Training, and a member of the Narcotics Strike Force. He held all ranks in the State Police from Trooper to Lieutenant Colonel. In 2002 he was named Law Enforcement Executive of the Year by the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts. He is a former Vice-Chairperson of the Multi-State Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange and a graduate of Police Executive Management (POLEX). As a consultant under WSK & Associates Consulting Group he managed security services for a major health provider and is presently assigned to consulting duties. He graduated from Albright College with a Bachelor Degree in Economics. Rick is also a graduate of Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey, PA and Duke University where he completed the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Strategic Leadership Program.
Huascar S. Rivera
Vice President WSK and Associates
Mr. Rivera is a retired Deputy Commissioner of Administration and Professional Responsibility for the Pennsylvania State Police with 25 years of service. During his tenure he established the Commonwealth’s Risk Vulnerability Assessment Team. As a Major he had area command experience as well as serving as the State Police Director of the Bureau of Communications and Information Services. He also had the responsibilities under the Office of Domestic Security for the development of Emergency Response Policies and was the State Police liaison officer to PEMA. An experience administrator in the area of training development and budget analysis. As a consultant under WSK & Associates Consulting Group he is presently assigned to manage security services for a major health provider. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey, PA. Huascar is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 213th Session and received an AAS in Criminal Justice from Reading Area Community College.
Mr. Castagna is a corporate security executive with 25 years of diverse experience in the management of large business security operations. He has developed and managed security programs that are strongly aligned to business objectives while maintaining sound security strategies that result in streamlined cross-functional business partnerships. Skilled in physical security, executive protection, information protection and security management principles; John has achieved success in project management, Security program design and general security operations in the pharmaceutical (branded and generic), health and human services and health care disciplines. Mr. Castagna is a Diplomate, Board Certified in Homeland Security, US Department of Defense certified in Industrial Security Management, and a member of FBI – Infragard, ASIS and IAHSS.
Robert D. Burket
Mr. Burket consults, designs, and engineers, integrated security systems. His primary areas of expertise involve access control, CCTV, mass notification, fiber optic communication, and networking. He has designed integrated systems for major corporations throughout his career. His educational experience includes: undergraduate work at Albright College, Master degrees UTS, Princeton University and a Doctorate degree from Princeton University. As a consultant under WSK & Associates Consulting Group he is a consultant and system engineer. He served as a consultant for major industries including: Ford Electronics, QVC, The Federal Protection Services Region III, SEI, General Instruments (now Motorola) and Whitehall Robbins Pharmaceuticals (a division of Wyeth Labs).