ARX is an inclusive company which prides itself on its diverse staffing pool. All ARX staff members go through an extensive onboarding process which allows them to learn everything they need to know about the company, our services, products and types of clients. All ARX staff are considered ‘Ambassadors of Safety’ and this is one of the main reasons our clients develop trust in ARX and the peace of mind they deserve.
ARX Fencing and Logistics is committed to providing a top-quality service to the Greater Ottawa Area. Our focus on customer service, competitive pricing, professional risk analysis and superior logistical capabilities will continuously set us apart from our competitors.
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President & CEO, ARX Fencing & Logistics Inc.
Chris Ibey, President & CEO of ARX, is an Ottawa based entrepreneur. He founded TOERSA Security (toersa.com) in 2008 when he saw a need for a higher level of professionalism and customer service in the security industry. Chris continues to be the President & CEO of TOERSA Security. With a Bachelor of Commerce degree specializing in HR Management and over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Chris puts a strong focus on employee training and developing the best behaviors in team members.
ARX Fencing & Logistics was founded when a need was recognized in the hospitality and special event industry. A need for a safer, more thoroughly planned, site setup by way of an analysis of patron and vehicular traffic flow. The two main branches of ARX, anti-vehicle mitigation and temporary fencing were both born from recognizing the need for a solution presented by issues at special events and current events around the world. Vehicle attacks on pedestrians in places like the Berlin Christmas Market in 2016, Edmonton Police in 2017, and the Toronto van attack on Yonge St in 2018 were key examples for a need for greater safety considerations where crowds gather. The addition of temporary fence rental products came from the team’s experience re-designing special event sites for optimum patron ingress and egress.
Chris has been invited to provide expert witness testimony for court cases involving crowd safety at festivals, gun violence in night clubs, over-service at bars, intoxication at festivals, intoxication at sporting events, and overall patron safety. Chris was also a panel discussion moderator and contributor for the 2017 Canadian Music Week.
Through proper emergency planning, Chris has helped lead several full or partial site evacuations when affected by natural disaster, handling caller bomb threats, suspicious packages, crowd dynamics and weapons violence. Emergency planning also helps with overall safety in managing pedestrian and vehicle traffic flow.
For major event planning and execution, he has worked closely with local Police Services, Public Transit Officials, AGCO Inspectors, Engineers, Paramedic Services and occasionally on Parliament Hill with the Parliamentary Protective Service (RCMP) and the Prime Minister’s Protective Detail. Chris has worked with RCMP for planning public protest response/prevention during pharmaceutical conferences, public addresses given by ambassadors, and education policy summits. He has also provided protective details for corporate executives, foreign Royal Family members, foreign ambassadors, celebrities, professional athletes, and Olympians. Chris also had a role in planning for patron safety for the NHL Centennial Classic and the CFL Grey Cup in Ottawa.
In his spare time, Chris enjoys social time with friends, reading and time at the gym. He is also President & CEO of Purple Potties & Environmental Services Inc. and Vice President and GM of Priority One First Aid Services Inc. Chris also owns and operates two restaurants, Tutti Frutti Breakfast & Lunch in Nepean and The Savoy Brasserie in Westboro.
Mark Williams is an industrious Ottawa based entrepreneur and one of the founding members of ARX Fencing & Logistics. Business was not Mark’s first choice though. Mark started his career in the field of Developmental Psychology. He has worked as a mentor, youth leader, and has sat on boards of NGO’s in his home country of St.Kitts and Nevis. This has allowed Mark to develop the people skills needed to build informed, well trained teams that work well together and achieve success.
Mark’s Business Career started when he launched an entertainment company in Ottawa whose focus was creating unique experiences for nightclub goers. After four years of successful events, Mark decided to switch his focus to the safety and security of special events. It is this new focus that led to the creation of ARX Fencing and Logistics Inc with his business partner. Mark is passionate about creating safe customized solutions for sites and special events across the Greater Ottawa Area.
Mark is also the Director of Operations for TOERSA Security Inc and Co-owner and General Manager of Purple Potties and Environmental Services.
Site & Sales Manager
Paul Williams is the Site & Sales Manager for ARX Fencing and Logistics. Paul joined ARX during its first year of inception and has assisted the company in a variety of roles since then. After completing his studies at Algonquin College with an honors diploma in Business Management – Entrepreneurship, he decided to join ARX in a more permanent role.
Paul’s resume does not start with ARX however. He brings an array of knowledge from his 8+ years of experience working in the special events, security, and hospitality industries. In university, Paul started and operated an event planning company which allowed him to work with many businesses and organizations in the Ottawa area. While operating his business, he joined TOERSA Security as an Operations Manager. Paul managed TOERSA’s high-risk contracts, assisted with site security planning for special events and major festivals. While in this role, he gained his certification as a Close Protection Specialist, working with notable figures, government officials, and VIP’s while in the security industry.
In his free time, Paul can usually be found reading e-books, playing with his DJ’ing, or researching new technological advancements.
Conroy is considered as the jack of all trades but to us at ARX he is the guy that keeps things all together. Conroy accepted the role of Inventory Manager after working with ARX after joining the team in 2018. Conroy’s attention to detail, amazing work ethic and ability to work well with our teams and clients is exceptional.
Like many of our Management team, Conroy also has a background in safety and security. He has served as the head of security operations for many Ottawa venues, he has served on planning committees for various events and has received special recognition from high ranking city officials.
We are very lucky to have Conroy as part of our ARX Family.
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