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AFSA Chairman Meehan Named VSC Fire & Security, Inc. President; McDonald, Chairman

John McDonald (left) and Mike Meehan (right).
John McDonald (left) and Mike Meehan (right).

Lifelong Employees Started from the Ground Up as Apprentice Trainees

VSC Fire & Security, Inc. announces that effective January 1st 2017 Mike Meehan will be named president and John McDonald, chairman.

Meehan currently serves as senior vice president of VSC Fire & Security and manages the district office located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He also serves as chairman of the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) 2015- 2016 Board of Directors.  Meehan, who began his career with VSC Fire & Security, Inc. as a sprinkler fitter trainee in the early 1980s, has more than 35 years of service to the company in the areas of sprinkler system designer, estimating, project management and senior management.  He graduated from George Mason University in 1981 and is a NICET Level IV Certified Engineering Technician in Water-Based Systems Layout.

“Mike Meehan is an impactful producer of tangible leadership results and the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is proud to have him serving as our Chairman of the Board of Directors during this very important period in the organization’s history while he also balances a myriad of professional accomplishments”says Frank Mortl III, CAE, executive vice president of AFSA. “As an expert communicator and strategic thinker, Mike’s enthusiasm for the fire sprinkler industry, and VSC Fire & Security in particular, foretell a bright future in large part to the devotion and energy he consistently brings to the table.”

Meehan has served on the AFSA Board of Directors since 2008, as the Region 6 Director.  He was named Chairman of the Board in 2014, and as Board chairman also chairs the AFSA Executive Committee.

John McDonald also began his career at VSC Fire & Security, Inc. as a sprinkler fitter trainee in his early 20s, initially working during summer break(s) while attending George Mason University and after years of successful ascendancy became president in 2001. Under McDonald’s vision and leadership as president and the supportive guidance of recently deceased VSC Board Chairman Martin Giles, who served as AFSA Chairman of the Board from 2003 to 2005, VSC Fire & Security, Inc. has become one of the nation’s leading fire protection and security companies.  Sales at this privately-held company grew from $70 million annually to more than $140 million annually, under  McDonald’s leadership.

VSC Fire & Security, Inc., established in 1958, is a privately held company based in Ashland, Virginia.  Currently VSC Fire & Security, Inc. employs more than 900 people and has annual revenue exceeding $130 million.  The company provides integrated fire protection, life safety and security solutions for and inspection of fire suppression, fire detection, fire sprinklers, alarms and security systems. Offices are in Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC; Richmond, VA; Virginia Beach, VA; Salem, VA; Raleigh, NC; Charlotte, NC; Myrtle Beach, SC; Charleston, SC; Atlanta, GA; Orlando, FL; Tampa, FL; Mobile, AL; and Orange Beach, AL.


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