Board of Directors

Tansal Akcayli – CEO

Tansal is the founder and co-owner of CSS, a leading partner in designing and delivering security and intelligent building infrastructure in the region.  With a track record of serving the Caribbean market for over a decade, CSS has served clients in over 10 islands across a range of industries.

CSS was founded in 2001 and has experienced consistent growth due to its affiliation with only industry trusted manufacturers.  CSS’s strategic partnership with Tyco Fire and Security, which began at the company’s inception, has contributed to the company’s reputation as the leading security solutions provider in the region.  CSS is the sole distributor for Tyco in the Eastern Caribbean.  In 2005, the company increased its portfolio by offering ANSI-rated door opening solutions through its partnership with ASSA ABLOY for whom they are the sole distributor in the Caribbean.

Tansal’s entry into the security industry commenced in his father’s business, Tansa Security, Turkey, which was established in 1962 and manufactures security turnstiles and entrance systems.  Tansal joined the company in 1994 where he gained his sound foundation of the security industry.  In 1996, he formed a partner company which offered security systems integration.  This company was awarded various large security projects including NATO-funded military security contracts. In 2011, Tansal established Tansa Security North America  which provides security turnstiles across the Americas. Some clients include Mercedes Benz factory in Mexico, Frito Lay in Guatemala, and Central Bank of the Dominican Republic.

Tansal is currently the Honorary Consul General of Turkey in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Vice Chairman of America Region Committee, World Turkish Business Council.  Tansal obtained his Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Schiller University in Switzerland and also attended their campuses in England and Florida.

Tansal, a Turkish citizen, now resides in the Caribbean with his Vincentian wife and four children.

Neil Owen – Director

As co-founder and co-owner of CSS, Neil leads the Sales and Architectural Hardware segments of the business. His extensive experience in the industry spans from designing and installing, to selling and managing large complex projects throughout the region. He managed the Access Control project at the 2007 Cricket World Cup in Barbados where he was instrumental in the design and successful installation of the project.

Neil’s entrepreneurial abilities were evident as early as his teenage years when he was earning an income as a photographer and journalist while attending high school. During his final year at University, Neil accepted a junior managerial position at a start-up internet company in Barbados. His exceptional ability to lead resulted in his promotion to General Manager upon completing his degree. He then embarked on several challenging ventures such as setting up satellite offices for the company in different islands. Neil then ventured into a very successful Sales career where he broke previous sales records. His relenting entrepreneurial drive landed him as co-founder and co-owner of CSS where he was responsible for the phenomenal growth of the Sensormatic retail line of business in Barbados. Neil obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of the West Indies, Barbados, where he graduated with honours.

Neil is a dual citizen of the UK and Barbados. He a long-standing active member of Rotary International, married with three children, and is an avid sportsman, with squash, field hockey and hashing as his favourite sports.

Martin Sabga – Director – CSS Trinidad

As Co-Owner and Managing Director of our Trinidad Office, Martin has 18 years’ experience in the Electronic Security and Loss Prevention Industry. With a wealth of knowledge in Sales and System design, he has been instrumental in implementing security solutions for some of the leading Business and Government institutes in Trinidad & Tobago.

Martin is a graduate of Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology in London, Ontario Canada and is an active member of the American Society for International Security (ASIS).