Posted: April 22, 2018
The Sonitrol National Dealers Association has elected John Ray III, president and CEO of Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale, as its president. Based in Orlando, Fla., the association represents Sonitrol’s network of 60 dealers operating in 125 major markets across the country that distribute and service the company’s fully integrated verified electronic security solutions.
Under Ray’s leadership, SNDA will educate the public about verified alarm technology’s ability to enhance police officers’ safety, conserve law enforcement resources and increase the rate of arrest while crimes are underway.
Ray, who entered the electronic security industry with Sensormatic in 1990, was president of SNDA from 2012 – 2013, and had previously served as vice president and a regional director for the organization. He purchased the Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale franchise in 2001 and was awarded Franchise of the Year in 2006.
Ray earned his BA and MBA degrees from Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss. Active in the South Florida community, Ray serves on the Board of Governors of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University and is a board member of the Broward Workshop. He is a past board chair of Junior Achievement of South Florida and past president of the Executives’ Association of Fort Lauderdale. A licensed electrical alarm contractor, Ray is a member of the Alarm Association of Florida, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Florida Crime Prevention Association.Offering the most innovative electronic security technology, Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale serves commercial, industrial/distribution, education and governmental clients. The company provides fully integrated solutions for networked access control, verified audio and video intrusion detection, IP video surveillance and fire detection. For more information visit Sonitrol Security Solutions.