Mr. Wimmer has been involved in investigations and security consulting for more than 40 years. He served for nearly 22 years in the U. S. Air Force, the majority of that time as a Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations (OSI), where he was responsible for felony-level criminal and fraud investigations, anti-terrorism and counterespionage operations. He has also spent more than 20 years in corporate security and investigations mostly with various divisions of PInkerton. During his long career, he has conducted and supervised thousands of investigations and security consulting projects around the world. Mr. Wimmer has worked in more than 60 countries and in every state within the United States.
He has lived abroad for 18 years a (lived and worked in Vietnam, Thailand, Republic of Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR, People’s Republic of China and the Philippines), the Near East, Europe (lived and worked in the UK and Germany), the Caribbean, Latin America (lived and worked in Honduras) and even on the Polar Ice Cap.
Mr. Wimmer also has extensive experience in dealing with international terrorism having worked against terrorists targeting the Crown Prince of Iran, U.S. forces in Berlin during the first Gulf War, against radical Islamic fundamentalists and the New People’s Army in the Philippines after the eruption of the Mount Pinatubo volcano, and, against al-Qaeda affiliates in Pakistan after the assassination of five Union Texas Petroleum employees in Karachi.
He is also a member of the Espionage Research Institute and wrote the book on how businesses can protect themselves and counter business espionage. His book, entitled “Business Espionage – Risk, Threats and Countermeasures” was published by Elsevier. A recognized expert on security and investigative matters, Mr. Wimmer has spoken around the world on international terrorism, business espionage, crisis management/business continuity planning, travel security and dealing with business fraud, purchasing fraud and kickbacks.