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Karl F. Langhorst, CPP, CFI

Karl F. Langhorst, CPP, CFI

Karl F. Langhorst, CPP, CFI, is a US retail loss prevention executive who currently serves as executive vice president of ALTO US and vice president of innovation for Grupo ALTO. In his role, he leads the ALTO Alliance solution that offers retailers a technology platform combined with a store-focused strategy that includes a deterrent marketing component to help bridge the gap between retail, law enforcement, and prosecution aimed at stopping repeat offenders. Prior to joining ALTO in 2016, Langhorst was corporate senior director of loss prevention at The Kroger Co. He was also director of loss prevention at Randalls/Tom Thumb and served over twenty years in law enforcement in Dallas, Texas. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Texas at Arlington and recently earned a master's degree in organizational leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University. He can be reached at klanghorst [at] alto-us.com.

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