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“In Good Company”
July 11, 2004
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

An exclusive feature in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, this piece gives a more in-depth overview of why Executive Defense Team has “the highest level of clientele in town.” The article details EDT’s services, licensures, credentials, and attests to the law enforcement and military backgrounds of many of EDT’s employees. The article also goes into the history of the business, charting its founder’s origins in martial arts and firearms training programs.

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“Layoffs will always exist, but how they happen can be controlled”
July 1, 2004
Pittsburgh Business Times

A guest commentary in the Pittsburgh Business Times by Executive Defense Team’s CEO, Kevin Pegnato, this article outlines tactics to avoid workplace violence after employee layoffs. Included in the article is advice on how to responsibly point affected employees in a positive direction after a layoff, and the steps which should be taken to ensure the safety to oneself and the remaining staff.

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“Secure but unseen”
March 23, 1997
Pittsburgh Business Times

Featured in the Pittsburgh Business Times, this article detailing the services which Executive Defense Team offers, as well as the business practices which set Executive Defense Team apart as the real deal in executive security services. The article includes testimonies from local partners and clients.

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“Offering a first line of defense”
October 12, 2001
Pittsburgh Business Times

Featured in the Pittsburgh Business Times, this article chronicles the rise in demand for Executive Defense Team’s services in the wake of September 11th, 2001. It includes details about Executive Defense Team’s training of airline staff in defensive measures and EDT’s handling of a bomb threat on a client’s place of business after a series of layoffs.

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EDT in the Real World
News Feed

Reductions in Force:

Trib Total Media Announces Layoffs

Executive Defense Team specializes in helping companies navigate the transitory complications which surround significant reductions in force. See what former clients have said about our services and capabilities here.

Article: Tribune-Review merging with other newspapers….more cuts possible as reorganization of Pittsburgh company’s news operations continues, with new focus on digital and large stake in NewsMax….


Executive Protection/Reductions in Force:

Slowdown In Natural Gas Production Bringing About Significant Layoffs

Executive Defense Team specializes in the protection of high-profile individuals, their loved ones, their property and their business interests. This often applies to the protection of CEOs and Executives of companies executing reductions in force, as hostile work environments and employees materialize. See what former clients have said about our services and capabilities here.

Article: Industry realities force fuel production company Marcellus to institute layoffs which will affect 162 workers in the Pittsburgh area….



Film Piracy: A Threat to the Entire Movie Industry

‘Camcorder piracy,’ in which theater-goers illegally record movies and release them online, significantly reduces the copyright holder’s profits.

The internet and file-sharing websites have made movie piracy extremely popular, an unfortunate fact which has seen an increasing number of theater-goers illegally recording movies and posting them online before they’re scheduled for home-release. Executive Defense Team specializes in making sure that this doesn’t happen to our clients’ intellectual property by ensuring its physical security and restricting the use of recording devices during screening.