Leadership Team

Kevin Sandkuhler



In February 2007, Kevin M Sandkuhler, Brigadier General, USMC (Retired), was named Chief Executive Officer of Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc. He is based in Springfield, VA and reports to the board of directors for Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc. During his 31 year career in the U.S. Marines, BGen Sandkuhler served in many leadership capacities, as Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps from 2001 to 2006, headquartered in Washington D.C. As the senior uniformed attorney in the Marine Corps, he was responsible for the management of over 800 active and reserve judge advocates and over 3500 support personnel. His accomplishments include: International Negotiations – when he provided advice to the U.S. Delegation in negotiations to strengthen international nuclear safeguards: and Strategic Policy Formation – when he served as a key member of the legal team that formulated legal policies for the Defense Department on issues relating to the Global War on Terrorism.


Mr. Sandkuhler received a B.A. degree from the College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA in 1975; a J.D. from California Western School of Law in San Diego in 1981; and a Masters of Law in Government Contract Law from George Washington University, Washington D.C. in 1991. He is also a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Army War College.


His military honors include: Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Achievement Medal and Navy and Marine Achievement Medal.

Mark Howell

VP Corporate Governance


Mark B. Howell joined SCIS, then Pinkerton Security & Investigations, in 1996 as the District Manager for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. While in this position he provided direction, leadership, and support for the Cincinnati District Office and over 60 prestigious clients. In 2000, Mark was promoted to National Account Manager overseeing the United Technologies Corporation contract. While in this position Mark developed and implemented performance metrics to drive standardization and best practices within the national agreement. In 2002 he was promoted to the position of the Eastern Region Vice President. During his tenure in this position, he was tasked with the design, planning, and implementation of a new business infrastructure to efficiently support the tremendous expansion in business opportunities.


In July 2006 Mr. Howell was promoted to his current position of Vice President Governance and Compliance with the additional designations of: Secretary to the Corporation, DOE Corporate Facility Security Officer and DOD Corporate Security Officer. In addition to these duties Mark oversees the internal audit process, business licensing requirements and international partnerships.


Prior to joining SCIS Mr. Howell had a successful 24 year career in the U.S. Marines, retiring from the reserves in 2000 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Additionally he held security leadership positions with Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX and Fidelity Investments, Cincinnati, OH.

Ilene Reiter

VP Human Resources


Ilene Reiter joined SCIS in May 2008. She reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and also oversees HR functions for the SCIS subsidiary Paragon Systems, Inc. Her responsibilities include leading all human resources functions as well as the training & risk management departments.


Ms. Reiter has over 20 years HR experience, specialization in employee relations, policy & procedure development, and compliance & labor relations. Prior to joining SCIS she served as Vice President of Human Resources, Voyager HospiceCare and worked in several industries including banking, logistics and healthcare for Vitas Healthcare & Ryder Integrated Logistics.
She is a member of Society of Human Resource Management.


Ms. Reiter has a B.A. degree in Management Psychology from the University of Michigan as well as National SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute