Mr. Marten joined Securitas Aviation USA, Inc. (SAUSA) in 2014 and is responsible for managing and growing Securitas Aviation’s business and operations in the United States. Tom brings over 25 years of experience in government and industry, with a consistent focus on aviation security, law enforcement, and information technology.
Prior to joining Securitas, he was Vice President at SITA in Geneva where he led the Government Solution Line to become the largest provider of aviation security technology solutions to airports and governments worldwide. He led project management, mobilization, and operations as General Manager for SITA’s largest and highest profile aviation security project, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His government service includes 10 years as a career Foreign Service Officer in the US Department of State, where he led bilateral civil aviation negotiations between the US and South Korea.
Tom holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from George Mason University and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Georgetown University. He is a graduate of France’s Ecole Nationale d’Administration, and Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Defense Nationale. In addition to his native English, he speaks French, Spanish and Arabic.
His professional memberships and affiliations include ACI, AAAE, and IATA. Tom has received the State Department’s Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards, and was nominated for the State Department’s Human Intelligence Collector of the Year Award during his first Foreign Service tour in Rwanda.