March, 2013 Press Releases

March 20th, 2013

Mace Security International Welcomes Garnett R. Meador

SOLON, OH (February 20, 2013)…Mace Security International has named Garnett R. Meador as General Counsel & Senior Vice President effective Tuesday, April 2. The addition of Meador is another step to strengthen the Mace brand and worldwide presence. He will be headquartered in the company’s the corporate offices in Ohio and report to President and CEO John McCann.

“Garnett Meador was instrumental in helping Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. reach its strategic objectives and he will be influential in Mace Security International’s efforts to become the number one brand in personal security, protection and safety. We are excited to add Garnett’s expertise to our management team as we continue the transformation of the Mace brand,” said McCann.

From 2006-2013, Meador was part of the Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. team that implemented an aggressive strategic plan, leading to impressive performance in many areas and precipitating the private acquisition of Jo-Ann in 2011 by the private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. Jo-Ann was formerly traded on the (NYSE: JAS) and is the largest retailer of fabrics and one of the largest specialty retailers of crafts with nearly 800 stores in 49 states.

Prior to Jo-Ann, Meador served as legal counsel and as a member of the leadership team for several closely-held businesses, including a software product and development business serving Fortune 100 manufacturers and consumer products companies, and a regional health care staffing business serving institutional medical facilities throughout Ohio and surrounding states.

Meador holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Case Western Reserve University and a Juris Doctorate degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Meador is also a Board Member of the non-profit organization “IPM,” an international organization that works across borders of faith, culture and economic circumstances with women and children to create partnerships that build justice, peace and hope.

About Mace
Mace Security International, Inc. (OTC PINK: MACE) is a manufacturer and provider of personal defense, safety, and electronic security products to consumer and business market segments under the highly recognized Mace® brand. Mace also owns and operates a UL/ETL listed central station providing remote monitoring services to the wholesale security trade. For more information, go to www.mace.com or write to Mace Security International, Inc., 29100 Aurora Road, Suite 100, Solon, Ohio 44139.


March 4th, 2013

Mace Security International hires another Industry Veteran.

troyMace Security International has hired Troy Bruce as Director of Sales. Mace CEO John McCann said; “Our opportunity and mission is to fully leverage the Mace Brand throughout all of its business segments and Troy’s addition to the team will help us achieve that goal. Troy will not only work with our current dealer/partners but he will also enhance Mace’s positioning in the market place by identifying new independent alarm dealers, security system installers, and system integrators.

John went on to say that “Troy’s extensive background in the security industry was a key factor for Mace as Troy’s experience with Honeywell, ADI and ADT fit perfectly with our goals in addressing our marketplace and positioning Mace as a premier provider of security products and services to the industry. Our intentions are to develop value added programs and services to help dealers grow their bottom line.”

Michael Joseph, Vice President, General Manager of the central station has worked with Troy in the past. He describes Troy as “The perfect fit for increasing our visibility across the country. His tenure in our industry at all levels of dealer development and account management will continue to help us define, grow and enhance our relationships and partnerships. We could not be happier to have Troy on the team.”

About Mace
Mace Security International, Inc. (OTC PINK: MACE) is a manufacturer and provider of personal defense, safety, and electronic security products to consumer and business market segments under the highly recognized Mace® brand. Mace also owns and operates a UL/ETL listed central station providing remote monitoring services to the wholesale security trade. For more information, go to www.mace.com or write to Mace Security International, Inc., 29100 Aurora Road, Suite 10, Solon, Ohio 44139.