Mackey Group CEO John Mackey Joins RapidFire Safety & Security Board

Mackey has spent 17 years in fire and life safety and held senior leadership roles at ANSUL, Tyco Fire Products and The Hiller Companies.

ST. LOUIS – Fire safety and security-focused buy-and-build consortium RapidFire Safety & Security has added John Mackey, founder and CEO of The Mackey Group, to its board of directors, according to an announcement.

RapidFire was started founders Mike McLeod and Colin Harrold in partnership with private equity firm Concentric Equity Partners.

The Mackey Group specializes in mergers and acquisitions strategies, growth strategy development, and new technology implementation, according to the announcement. Mackey has more than 17 years in the fire and life safety industry and has held senior leadership roles at ANSUL, Tyco Fire Products and The Hiller Companies.

“I am thrilled to join the Board of Directors at RapidFire,” says Mackey in the announcement. “Given the recent industry consolidation, I anticipate an energetic collaboration with CEO Mike McLeod, who has curated an exceptional team of industry leaders.

“Their expertise in establishing a robust foundation for RapidFire Safety & Security’s expansion is remarkable. McLeod’s creation of a culture and platform provides contractor-owners a sense of comfort during their transition and sale of companies,” he says.

Mackey serves in advisory and committee roles, including leadership positions in the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED) and the Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA). He is also featured on the TMG Fireside Chat Podcast and contributing to The TMG Blog.

“I am incredibly excited to welcome John as the newest member of the RapidFire board,” says McLeod in the announcement. “As a respected thought leader and long-time operator in the fire protection industry, his insights and acumen are invaluable to our group.”

Born and raised in Chicago, Mackey is a U.S. Navy veteran. He and his wife, Carrie, have been married for 30 years and have journeyed across the U.S. with their three children in pursuit of their professional goals. They currently reside in Fairhope, Ala.

“John brings a number of unique skills and qualities to our board at RapidFire and will play a significant role in helping our company continue to grow and develop,” says Adam Lucas of Concentric Equity Partners in the announcement.

“His network and relationships as well as his substantial industry experience and expertise will serve as key resources for our management team as the platform continues to take shape,” he says.

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