RALEIGH, N.C. – Sunstates Security has promoted Chris Couch to alliance manager responsible for the company’s relationship with Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated (CCBCC).

Couch has conducted training exercises, security audits and educational seminars with CCBCC, an eight-year client of the company. He has been the manager of Sunstates’ Charlotte branch since 2006.

Reporting to Coca-Cola’s director of security, Couch will serve as Sunstates’ single point of contact for Coca-Cola facilities located in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

“Chris will ensure that Coca-Cola’s global security directives are well executed by everyone at Sunstates,” said Glenn Burrell, president. “It’s a critically important job and Chris has the knowledge, experience and skills needed to carry it out.”

Prior to joining Sunstates, Couch retired as a Sergeant with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department after 26 years of service. He spent 17 of those years working as an undercover detective in the vice squad, investigating crimes such as narcotics, prostitution and organized crime. Fluent in Spanish, Couch supervised the department’s International Relations Unit during his last three years with the force.

Couch holds a bachelor’s of science degree in criminal justice from Gardner-Webb University.

Sunstates Security is one of the fastest-growing corporate security companies in the country. Well known for its on-site accountability, Sunstates Security has a proven track record of exceptional client service and enjoys one of the highest client retention rates within its industry.

Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., and operating throughout the United States, Sunstates Security LLC is a leading provider of contract security services. With 800-plus employees representing more than 4 million hours of contract security experience, Sunstates is an expert in customizing and deploying successful and cost-effective security programs.

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