Management

Lance Harry, P.E.

Chief Executive Officer/President

Our CEO, Lance Harry, comes to us with a wealth of experience in the fire protection industry and a track record of driving profitable growth. Lance spent much of his career with United Technologies Corporation (UTC) playing key leadership and business development roles with the Kidde, Fenwal, Chemetron, and Marioff brands. Lance holds a BS in mechanical engineering degree from Union College and a MS in mechanical engineering from Boston University. He was most recently the general manager of Tractel’s Safety Products Group.

Lance is excited about the possibilities for Fireaway and the Stat-X brand.

Keath Young

Chief Operations Officer

Keath Young was promoted to COO, in January 2019, in this role both finance and operations will report to him. He was originally appointed chief financial officer of Fireaway in December of 2015. His background includes 25 years of experience implementing financial aspects and improving accounting systems. Most recently he was CFO for a logistics firm in St. Paul, MN. During this time he was responsible for the entire financial process of the firm, including capital financing, financial reporting, risk analysis and strategic planning. Earlier in his career he spent five years with Deloitte in Minneapolis, MN; focusing on communication, service, and manufacturing firms as well as individual wealth management. He then spent two years with a firm in Bloomington, MN working on business development for small to medium sized entities and entrepreneurs. He also spent seven years as the corporate controller for a commodity trading advisor in Boulder, Colorado.

Keath holds the following degrees; an MBA in Finance from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN and a BA in Accounting, also from the University of St. Thomas. In addition he serves the community as an appointed utility commissioner. The exciting aerosol products that Fireaway is developing and improving has created a passion that is exciting and full of opportunity.

Jim Dickinson

Jim Dickinson

Executive Vice President of Global Sales

Jim is responsible for the management of all sales including our established and respected salesforce located across North America, its established representatives in Europe and Asia, and its 120 plus distributor network located in dozens of countries on six continents. Jim is based in Dubai, UAE.

Jim has extensive experience in the fire protection industry from a chemical manufacturing background, with Great Lakes Chemical Company in the early 2000’s. Jim has worked with Honeywell Life Safety, Firetrace, and Reacton Fire Protection, in progressively responsible sales roles, all based in Dubai, UAE. Jim is a skilled sales leader and truly an expert in the fire protection industry, particularly well connected and knowledgeable of the Middle East, European, and Asian markets.

Jason Fuglsby

Director of Engineering

Jason Fuglsby serves as director of engineering of Fireaway Inc., responsible for the engineering services, technical, training support, and R&D for the Stat-X condensed aerosol products.

Jason has a BS in physics from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas and has had many years of experience working in manufacturing leadership roles for both Honeywell and UTC / Carrier. Most impressively, Jason is a Navy veteran with a variety of military awards and honors.

Edward Ruggles

Edward M. Ruggles

Chief Sales Officer

For the past 7 years, Ed has been the sales leader of Fireaway, progressing to our CSO in 2020. Ed has been instrumental in the growth of Fireaway from a small manufacturer with a few salespeople; to a global player in the special hazard fire protection industry with a total sales team of 10 people.

Ed will be spending considerable time with Jim Dickinson and most of our salespeople over the coming months as we continue the transition of our sales leader.

Early next year, Ed will be retiring to spend more time with his family!

Anthony D. L. Gee

Senior Engineering Fellow

Anthony Gee serves as senior engineering fellow of Fireaway Inc., responsible for the testing, certification, and approval goals for the Stat-X condensed aerosol products.

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Engineering in mechanical engineering with over 30 years of domestic and international engineering, project management, and business development experience with fire detection and suppression systems and products for various well known fire protection manufacturers. Anthony has extensive experience in the design and supply of fire protection systems for special hazard applications and in the development of state-of-art products for the fire protection market including gaseous, water-mist, and aerosol fire suppression systems. Anthony is a member of the NFPA 2010 technical committee and of the SFPE.

 

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