TSS Team

Your Bulletproof Team

The experience to protect. The commitment to respond.

Three decades of experience have made us an industry leader in bulletproof barrier systems, and we bring that expertise to bear on your security challenges. Everything we’ve learned in thousands of installations has been invested in how we assess security risks, how we select materials, how we craft those materials into bullet-resistant systems, and how we install those systems in the business environments of our customers. And while we’ve grown significantly over 30 years, we’ve never lost touch with our foundation – highly responsive customer service.

Jim RichardsJim Richards

CEO

With more than 20 years of experience in the bullet-resistant glass industry, Jim has focused his efforts as CEO at Total Security Solutions on providing the most comprehensive line of bulletproof products and barriers available, as well as unprecedented customer service.

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Rick Knappe

Rick Knappe

As a Crain’s CFO of the Year Finalist, Rick brings to Total Security Solutions many years of finance experience. He has earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and has been a CPA for ten years. What he enjoys most about TSS is being a part of a growing, successful company and also trying to …

Jean Rozenboom

Jean Rozenboom

Jean joins Total Security Solutions with a wealth of knowledge and experience in areas of IT, finance, accounting, and human resource. She has earned her BS degree in Business Administration and Majored in Accounting. What Jean enjoys most about working at TSS is the fast pace and the exposure to all facets of the business and having the ability to …

Bob George

Bob George

Bob has been an asset to Total Security Solutions since 2011. What he enjoys most about his job the winning of a sale, because he loves to give customers an affordable solution that provides them protection. He also loves working with the great bunch of people at TSS because it is very much a team atmosphere. Bob holds a Bachelor’s …

Lara Puckett

Lara Puckett

Lara enjoys working closely with key customer contacts. She is passionate about developing, executing, and monitoring strategic annual business plans while working with internal and external customers. She also enjoys promoting partnerships and proactively addressing customer needs and requests in the industry. When not busy working, Lara loves to travel with her family.

Bob Hoshaw

Bob Hoshaw

As an Inside Sales Representative at Total Security Solutions, Bob enjoys the variety of projects he encounters, as well as building relationships with new customers and working on custom projects. He earned his Industrial Design degree from Western Michigan University and also has a Michigan Builder’s License. Bob also brings 30+ years experience in this industry to TSS. He enjoys …

Tony DiPonio

Tony DiPonio

With more than 18 years of experience in the bullet-resistant glass industry, Tony is committed to Total Security Solutions’ customers working to go above and beyond to meet their needs. As a Sales Representative, he works on each project from concept to completion building lasting customer relationships, which brings him a strong sense of accomplishment. Tony enjoys spending time outdoors, …

Sandra Peralta

Sandra Peralta

Sandra joined Total Security Solutions from California with eight years in the bulletproof industry. She loves building and maintaining relationships with clients, and she enjoys working together with each client to integrate bullet resistant products into a new or existing business. Sandra has been in the security business for almost a decade and still feels like she is learning something …

Stacey Armes

Stacey Armes

Stacey has been with Total Security Solutions since 2014 and brought with her over eight years of experience in the bullet resistant industry. She has studied Criminal Justice at East Los Angeles college and has her California Real Estate License. Stacey enjoys working with the many different customers this industry brings and helping these customers put together a bullet resistant …

Todd Ross

Todd Ross

Todd came to TSS in 2016. What he loves most about TSS is our customization and how the various teams within TSS work together to create and fabricate what the customer needs. Todd is proud of his degree in Economics from Michigan State University, which he completed as a non-traditional student while working, being a husband and father, and graduating with …

Eric Malzahn

Eric Malzahn

As a Project Manager, Eric enjoys the day-to-day change of pace of working on a variety of projects. He particularly enjoys the challenge of bidding larger, custom projects, which require designing custom bullet-resistant barrier systems that satisfy both the customer and architect’s design while still fitting within the parameters of Total Security Solutions’ capabilities. Eric holds both a Bachelor of …

Dan Jury

Dan Jury

As a Project Manager, Dan enjoys the fast-paced environment and high volume of work at TSS. Also very satisfying to Dan is being part of a team that can exceed our customers’ expectations of turnaround time while still delivering a high-quality product. Dan has earned a BA in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a BS in Construction Management …

Mike Cannizzaro

Mike Cannizzaro

As a Project Engineer at Total Security Solutions, Mike enjoys the diversity of the products we fabricate and the fast-paced work environment. In addition to studying Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Mike has more than 12 years of experience working in the bulletproof barrier industry. He loves to travel with his wife, as well as to spend time …

Armando Lomeli

Armando Lomeli

Armando is a veteran to the industry, having over 7 years of experience with bullet resistant systems and an additional 4 years of experience in the storefront industry. He earned his Certificate of Achievement in Computer Drafting at Saddleback Community College while studying Network Administration. Armando is immensely creative, as seen in the challenging bullet-resistant barriers he develops for his …

Jeremy Ruthig

Jeremy Ruthig

Working in our Engineering department, Jeremy enjoys being able to employ his creativity to develop a bullet-resistant barrier solution that best fits the customer’s needs. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree from Ferris State University. Jeremy likes to spend his free time on other creative endeavors, including woodworking and brewing beer.

Angela Brown

Angela Brown

Tammy Bidwell

Tammy Bidwell

Tammy comes to TSS with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the manufacturing and construction industries. She holds a degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and has spent several years working in Human Resources and Benefits Administration. She enjoys the fast pace of a growing company and all of the people she works with at TSS. She …

Megan Rodriguez

Megan Rodriguez

Before joining TSS, Megan spent 12 years honing her organizational skills in commercial real estate through retail leasing and marketing activities. Megan attended Central Michigan University where she studied Business Administration. In her free time, she can be found enjoying the amazing Michigan outdoors—running, golfing, and playing or coaching soccer. Megan is a committed runner, training daily and participating in …

Amanda Arnaudo

Amanda Arnaudo

Amanda brings to Total Security Solutions many years of marketing and advertising experience. What she enjoys most about TSS is the constant work flow, the great collaboration among team members, and especially the monthly employee gatherings to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. Amanda earned her BS in Business Administration – Marketing/Advertising Communications from Wayne State University. In her spare time, she …

Charles Andres

Charles Andres

CJ brings Total Security Solutions many years of experience in the bullet resistant industry. He is a very driven and competitive individual. CJ enjoys always learning new things, which is a great asset to run the shop floor. When not busy at work, CJ enjoys riding his motorcycle, weight lifting, exercising, and being out on the water. He is passionate …

Dave Long

Dave Long

Dave works both in the Aluminum Fabrication department at our manufacturing facility in Michigan, as well as on-the-road as one of our installers. As an Aluminum Fabricator, he is in charge of cutting and assembling all aluminum frames and aluminum-style doors. What Dave enjoys most, however, is getting to travel to new places and install the finished product. When not …

Kyle Brannan

Kyle Brannan

Kyle is in charge of operating our Techni Waterjet Intec i510, which has the ability to cut through nearly any material up to 6″ thick. Based on engineering drawings, he programs the water-jet CNC to cut our intricate fiberglass, stainless steel, and cold rolled steel parts for the various departments in our facility. Kyle also assembles our preassembled transaction products, …

William Clark

William Clark

Formerly a bridge construction contractor, William enjoys putting his skills to work as an Aluminum Fabricator to build a finish grade bullet-resistant product that both looks good and provides a valuable function – protecting the lives of your employees. A regular “do-it-yourselfer,” he is skilled in plumbing, electrical, carpentry and most mechanical needs. William also likes to camp and hunt.

Lance Craft

Lance Craft

Darrin Diederich

Darrin Diederich

Total Security Solutions manufactures all bullet-resistant barrier components in-house, from countertops, cash trays, door and window frames to milling custom pieces of acrylic glass. As both an Aluminum Fabricator and Installer at Total Security Solutions, Darrin enjoys striving for perfection as well as learning about our bullet-resistant products. In his spare time, he likes restoring and repairing old things, from toys …

Ricky Harrison, Jr.

Ricky Harrison, Jr.

Ricky works in our Glass Fabrication department cutting acrylic materials to a blank size, ensuring the best optimization of the product. He is also in charge of inspecting all products going into and out of the saw for compliance to quality standards. Ricky brings an artistic eye to the job and in addition to spending time with family, he likes …

Ian Hetrick

Ian Hetrick

Ian brings experience from many years at a local glass company. He enjoys the similar applications and installations but mostly looks forward to learning new things in all areas of the shop. Outside of work, Ian enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, watching football, and camping. In addition to these interests, Ian’s favorite pastime is cooking and trying various …

Derik Hoch

Derik Hoch

Derik came to TSS in August 2014 and quickly made his mark in the steel shop as a welder/fabricator. He earned his M-Tec Welding Certificate. Derik enjoys horseback riding and hunting, especially big game hunting. He also enjoys tinkering with and riding his motorcycle, watching movies, eating spicy food, and participating in off-road driving.

Dave Keene

Dave Keene

Originally hired to work in the wood shop, Dave now has over 12 years of cabinet and countertop experience. He has worked in various departments at TSS, making him an incredibly well-rounded employee. Recently, he has been cross-training in the aluminum shop; however, at any time you may find him in our shipping department, parts department or out on an …

Justin McCallum

Justin McCallum

Brian Newhouse

Brian Newhouse

In charge of all aluminum components of our bullet-resistant barriers, Brian cuts and pre-drills the fastening and mounting holes, cuts and assembles the aluminum framing and aluminum-style doors. He is also one of our installers and enjoys being able to see the finished product as well as meeting hundreds of satisfied customers. Brian prides himself as being a gourmet chef …

Joe Rogers

Joe Rogers

Joe has over 20 years woodworking/laminating experience that he brings to Total Security Solutions. One of his favorite things about working for TSS is the ability to cross-train in various departments, allowing him to be a part of taking the product to final completion. Joe’s hobbies include traveling, running, mountain biking, snowboarding and spending time with family and friends.

John Smith

John Smith

The care and quality we invest in every component and every bullet-resistant system carries through packaging, shipping, delivery and installation. John is responsible for inspecting all products prior to packaging for quality control and confirmation of engineering. He enjoys the day-to-day variety of the type of work he does and spends his time outside of work hunting, fishing or woodworking.

Jason Steiner

Jason Steiner

Jason joined TSS in 2016 and loves the fast-paced work at TSS. He also loves working with such a great team. A certified hi-lo driver with auto/diesel experience, Jason spends his free time with cars or in the outdoors hunting and fishing. He is an avid gamer, enjoys music, and can play the drums.

Joshua Tinsley

Joshua Tinsley

Josh brings with him many years of experience working in his family-owned wood service business. What he enjoys most about working at Total Security Solutions is all of the hard-working people and how everyone works together as a team. In his spare time, Josh enjoys spending time outdoors, playing basketball, horseshoes, and fishing.

Joseph Visel

Joseph Visel

Total Security Solutions manufactures all bullet-resistant barrier components in-house, from countertops, cash trays, door and window frames to milling custom pieces of acrylic glass. With a strong woodworking background, Joseph enjoys the challenge of working with new materials, such as glass and metal, and takes pride in a job well done. Trained as a carpenter/mason in the United States Air Force, …

Derek Wisuri

Derek Wisuri

Working closely with other members of the Steel Fabrication department, Derek uses raw sheets of steel to fabricate window frames and doors. He is also responsible for manufacturing our package exchange units, currency trays, and stainless steel countertops. In addition to his responsibilities as a Welding Fabricator at Total Security Solutions, Derek also serves as a Firefighter and EMT for …

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