HARDCAR’s Security Division Hires Mr. Stephen “Dodie” Petagna as President of Operations
Years of experience assisting companies grow through leading fundraising efforts and business development make Petagna a perfect fit for the HARDCAR team.
February 21, 2018 – (Palm Springs, CA) – HARDCAR Next Generation Security is proud to announce the hire of Mr. Stephen “Dodie” Petagna as its new President of Operations. Petagna joins HARDCAR as a veteran businessman with extensive experience in threat detection and prevention, successful capital raise campaigns, and securing Federal support through lobbying and the presentation of security solutions to U.S. Government agencies.
“It’s fantastic to find a seasoned security professional that understands his space. It’s uncanny to find one that knows technology and our industry. Dodie Petagna represents both and we are thrilled to have him lead HARDCAR’s security division. His tenacity and proven ability to deliver is what we have been searching for. We found it in Dodie.”
–Todd Kleperis, CEO of HARDCAR Next Generation Security
HARDCAR is the technology leader in the transport of cannabis cash and product, deploying the largest fleet of armored vehicles in the nation, manned by alert US Military Veterans with extensive tactical training. HARDCAR’s hidden weapons and advanced threat detection systems allow for the safe and secure transport of goods, while value added services like background checks, security audits and network cybersecurity protect clients on multiple levels. Automated Robotic Property Patrol units augment the need for a skilled guard force, providing site and employee safety.
Unfortunately, signs point to the notion that cannabis dispensaries could eventually replace banks, liquor stores, and pharmacies as likely targets of robbery and organized crime. HARDCAR believes that this susceptibility will only increase as states across the nation open more legalized medicinal and recreational dispensaries, thereby increasing the need for heightened security measures.
“In addition to cash and product transportation, HARDCAR now offers growers, dispensaries and companies across a wide spectrum of interests a variety of next-generation security solutions including automated property patrol robots, tethered drones designed to fly 24 hours a day without interruption, concealed weapons detection, near infrared facial recognition and network cybersecurity. I am excited to lead HARDCAR’s unique, multi-faceted approach to physical, operational and network security.”
–Stephen “Dodie” Petagna, President of Operations for HARDCAR Next Generation Security
HARDCAR is a world-class asset protection and armored transportation company that services clients in California, Nevada, and Arizona where they transport valuable assets and, most recently, marijuana. The company moves the largest volume of cannabis in the state of California and maintains a continued focus on added value to their customers, while always keeping an eye on compliance, proving why HARDCAR is the industry leader.