ASHLAND, VA — 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 1980’s, 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.

“For nearly three decades, Mike has proven to be a successful and trusted leader and brings to this position a strong reputation for successfully developing and supporting employees and providing and helping us serving our customers with outstanding life safety and fire protection solutions.  Mike’s wealth of managerial leadership and hands-on technical experience is a valuable asset as we continue to see acceleration in the strategic growth of VSC Fire & Security, Inc.,” said McDonald. 

McDonald also began his career at VSC Fire & Security, Inc. as a sprinkler fitter trainee in his early 20’s, 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 Board Chairman Martin Giles, 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 Mr. 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.