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VSC Fire & Security President/CEO Announces Retirement Plans, COO Tapped as President

Posted on January 3, 2022 by Katie Meehan

ASHLAND, Va. (Jan. 3, 2021) ー VSC Fire & Security, Inc. (VSC) announced today the retirement of President and CEO Michael Meehan. Effective immediately, Meehan will transition to serve as CEO of VSC through the remainder of the year, retiring in December 2022. 

As part of this transition, VSC also announces that current Chief Operating Officer Tommy Clements will lead the company as the new president. As the company’s fifth president in its 63-year long history, Clements will head company operations to bolster its growth and further its mission to deliver integrated, cutting-edge fire protection, life safety and security services to its customers across the southeast region of the U.S. 

“We are both elated and saddened to announce Mike’s retirement,” said Clements. “For the past 43 years, Mike has offered his service and expertise in many different capacities at VSC.  In the last two decades, the company has thrived under his leadership and guidance as he built upon the success of his predecessors. On behalf of our entire company, we wish him the best in his well-earned retirement.” 

A Little Rock, Ark. native, Clements has been in the sprinkler business since 2009 and joined VSC in 2017. He has a B.S. in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University and earned his MBA from the Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University. Clements and Meehan have been working alongside each other in Richmond since November 2019.

“I have been able to see first-hand the incredible growth and accomplishments this company has made and we continue to find new ways to serve our customers’ needs,” said Meehan. “Though it is bittersweet to announce my retirement from the company where I have had the pleasure of working for these past 43 years, I am confident that Tommy is the right person to propel the company forward.” 

Meehan started as a pipe-fitter at VSC when he was 19 years old. He has a B.A. in government and political science from George Mason University. Meehan is a principal on the NFPA 13 committee, and past AFSA National Chairman. He holds a NICET Level IV Senior certification.Click here to view photos of these leaders.

About VSC Fire & Security, Inc.

VSC Fire & Security, Inc. (VSC) is a provider of comprehensive fire protection, life safety, and low voltage solutions to retailers, commercial campuses, healthcare facilities, and government properties throughout the southeast United States. Established in 1958 in Ashland, Virginia, as Virginia Sprinkler Company, VSC was initially managed from the family home of co-founder Roland C. Giles. Since then, VSC has grown to employ over 1,200 people across 20 offices in 9 states and the District of Columbia. Learn more at 


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