August 20th, 2014
Louisville, KY – (August 20, 2014) – Inc. magazine today ranked LSS Life Safety Services® (LSS)
NO. 4912 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the fastest‐growing private
companies in America. The list represents a comprehensive look at one of the most important
segments of the U.S. economy — independent entrepreneurs. LSS joins elite brands such as
Zappos, Intuit, Microsoft and Timberland, among others.
“We are very proud to make the Inc 5000 list for the sixth consecutive year. Not only have we
accomplished our goal of growing substantially year of year, we have maintained our growth
with grace,” said Craig Rutledge, owner and President of LSS. “As a company who offers fire
protection services to the commercial industry, we spend our time partnering with some of the
top companies in the United States, many that also made this year’s list. It’s so nice to share a
spot on the Inc. 500|5000 with the companies we work so closely with on a day to day basis. To
be among the ranks with such powerhouses as Zappos and Microsoft is quite a remarkable
accomplishment for us.” said Rutledge.
The majority of the companies on the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 grew at an impressive 516 percent,
results most business could only dream of in a recovering economic environment. Complete
results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be
sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.
For more information about LSS Life Safety Services®, please contact Lori Wood,
email@example.com or visit www.LifeSafetyServices.com.
May 29th, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 30, 2014) –LSS Life Safety Services® announced today the addition of Charles Daimler and Andrew Brunner as Account Executives. Mr. Daimler and Mr. Brunner were hired to develop new business relationships and consult, educate and train facility managers and engineers on Passive Fire Protection safety in their respective markets.
“We are very pleased to have Charles and Andrew as part of our sales team. Charles brings with him significant industry experience and is very well known in his territory,” said Craig Rutledge, owner of LSS Life Safety Services®. “Andrew adds significant value to our sales team because of his education in marketing and his desire to succeed in a tough industry. I think both of these gentlemen will be able to provide extensive product knowledge, market intelligence and best-in-class service to help meet the needs of our clients.”
Mr. Brunner joins LSS Life Safety Services® following a customer service and inside sales position with Louisville Slugger. “I believe my extensive background in customer services will certainly be an asset to our customers”, said Brunner. “I am looking forward to getting to know the fire safety business and put the skills to use that I have acquired in previous positions.” Andrew graduated from the University of Louisville in 2010 with a degree in Sports Management and a minor in Marketing. Mr. Brunner will handle all inside sales for the company and will be based out of the corporate office in Louisville, Kentucky.
Mr. Daimler has 36 years of experience in the fire protection industry. For the last twenty years he has served as an Operations Manager with TYCO/SimplexGrinnell focusing primarily on Florida, Georgia and Puerto Rico. “I am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead of me and I am very appreciative for the opportunity to become a member of the LSS Life Safety Services® team”, said Charles. Mr. Daimler will focus on building relationships and strengthening LSS’ presence in the southeastern United States. His office is located in Orlando, Florida.
For more information about LSS Life Safety Services®, call 888-675-4519 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
May 29th, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 30, 2014) – LSS Life Safety Services® (LSS), a leader in fire and smoke damper inspections and barrier management programs, announced today that they have named Mrs. Heidi Young as their new Channel Account Manager. In her new role with LSS, Heidi will be responsible for signing, training and supporting channel partners throughout the western United States.
Heidi brings twenty years of experience in the fire alarm and life safety business. Prior to joining the LSS team, she was a Fire Global Account Manager at Cintas Fire Corporation and served as the Director of Sales for the Western Region. Mrs. Young also has experience working in the industry with top brands such as SimplexGrinnell and Tyco. Chris Hill, Director of National Service Sales for LSS said, “We are very pleased to have Heidi join our sales team and we are certain that her sales talents will be a significant addition to LSS’ success.” LSS continues to grow the company’s service line, sales territories and office staff to meet the changing needs of the fire and life safety Inspection Industry. “We have experienced significant growth over the past several years and have high expectations for the remainder of the year. A sales manager of Heidi’s caliber will be a real asset to LSS, our channel partners and customers,” said Hill.
March 7th, 2014
Louisville, Ky (March 7th, 2014) - LSS Life Safety Services® (LSS), a leading passive fire protection inspection company specializing in fire and smoke dampers, fire doors, firestop installation and photoluminescent egress markings, has welcomed Amar Shah as its new Application Developer. Before joining the LSS team, Amar was a System Developer for Homecare Homebase, a software company whose clients are homecare and hospice agencies. In this role, Amar built IOS applications as well as Apps for iPad and iHome.
For LSS, Amar will be working on an IOS App that corresponds with their custom inspection software, LSS Site Surveyor®. LSS Site Surveyor® allows facilities to access inspection reports instantly from the web. These reports can be downloaded in numerous formats, making them paperless and readily available for our customers’ AHJ to review. Amar will be charged with renovating and sprucing up the App, increasing functionality for both LSS’ internal team and their customers. Amar’s work will build more trust into the Application, giving it more continuity so it is able to best perform its designed job.
“I’m thrilled to be working with this software,” Amar said. “I’m also excited to work with this particular iOS application and new and exciting technologies. LSS is in a growth phase, and I’m eager to take on this huge responsibility of being the only developer in-house.”
For more information about LSS Life Safety Services®, please contact Lori Wood, email@example.com or visit www.LifeSafetyServices.com.
About LSS Life Safety Services®:
LSS Life Safety Services® specializes in the inspection and repair of fire and smoke dampers, fire doors, firestopping and commissioning services in commercial facilities. Considered a leader in the Fire Safety Industry, LSS Life Safety Services®’ has made a commitment to commercial facilities to provide specialized passive fire protection
October 9th, 2013
Louisville Ky. (October 8th, 2013)-LSS Life Safety Services®, a leader in fire and smoke damper inspections, firestopping, fire door inspections, and photoluminescence egress marking systems, has announced Jeff Rotunno as its Metropolitan New York Area Regional Account Manager. Jeff brings 33 years of experience in the integrated electronic fire, life safety, and security industry. His experience encompasses roles in both sales and senior level management.
Previously, Jeff served the entire New York Metropolitan area for leading system integrators who are well respected in the security industry. Jeff served the commercial, industrial, healthcare, and educational communities throughout this region. His responsibilities included the consultation, design, bidding, and securing of a variety of projects. He also focused on the development of long lasting relationships with local, regional, and national clients.
“I am excited to be part of an exciting and solid organization with a strong foothold on providing world class service to its clientele”, Jeff said when asked why he was excited to begin working with LSS. When asked what attracted him to LSS Jeff stated, “the stability of the company, direction, and focus on providing services unrivaled in the passive fire protection industry.”
For more information about LSS Life Safety Services, please contact Hannah Fisher, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.LifeSafetyServices.com.
About LSS Life Safety Services®:
LSS Life Safety Services specializes in the inspection and repair of fire and smoke dampers, fire doors, firestopping and commissioning services in commercial facilities. Considered a leader in the Fire Safety Industry, LSS Life Safety Services’ has made a commitment to commercial Facilities to provide specialized passive fire protection inspections of the highest quality to ensure compliance with NFPA’s critical Life Safety Code®.