ASIS International Introduces New President: Richard E. Widup, Jr., CPP

Richard Widup, Jr., CPP -- 2014 ASIS International President
Richard Widup, Jr., CPP, 2014 President of ASIS International.Photo courtesy of ASIS International

Richard “Rich” E. Widup, Jr., CPP, has advanced to the presidency of ASIS International. He is the 59th president of ASIS, and he currently serves as senior director, corporate security for Purdue Pharma, LP. Mr. Widup joined ASIS in 2000 and the ASIS CSO Roundtable, an exclusive forum for senior security professionals, in 2008.

“The security profession is evolving at an incredible pace and will continue to do so. ASIS is focused on developing and delivering the knowledge and professional development resources that security practitioners require to protect and secure people, property and information,” stated Mr. Widup. “Beyond meeting potential rising gaps in knowledge and skill sets, my hope is to expand and strengthen ASIS offerings in the area of leadership and business management, which I view as critical to security practitioners achieving the greatest degree of success moving forward.”

In 2001, before joining Purdue, Mr. Widup joined Pfizer Global Security as the director, Americas Region. At Pfizer he had responsibility for all security related matters in the Western Hemisphere, including oversight of brand protection matters involving the counterfeiting, tampering theft and diversion of Pfizer products. Mr. Widup is responsible for brand protection related matters in his current position within Purdue Pharma, LP, where he has been employed since 2005.

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