A former secondary school teacher, Mr. Wechsler transitioned to the security practice in 1982. Working as a manufacturers’ representative, sales manager for an integrator and as a consultant he understands the perspectives and needs of clients and all parties involved in the design, implementation and operation of complex safety and security mitigations. A Principal and Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM) with AECOM he is responsible for security risk assessments, site surveys, design, quality control, and construction oversight. With his experience as an educator he brings a unique perspective on student behavior, their concerns and those of parents and the community. He specializes in the risk management process focusing on ensuring that clients understand not only their threats and vulnerabilities, but the capabilities of the technologies selected to mitigate them and especially how to operate and maintain them to ensure continuity of operations.