Industry icon dies in vehicle collision
I came to work this morning to a report of some sad news: John Mabry, a director and past president of the Central Station Alarm Association, died Friday, Nov. 18, in a car crash.
Mel Mahler of ADS Security, another CSAA past president and director, shared this message with Security Systems News:
“It is with deep regret and profound sadness that I share the passing of John W. Mabry.
While en route to visit his daughter yesterday afternoon, John was involved in a fatal head-on collision, according to the chief deputy of the Dublin, Ga. sheriff’s department. John was alone at the time of the accident.”
Here’s a synopsis from First Florida Capital Corporation, of which Mabry, a Florida resident, is listed as an affiliate partner, of some of his accomplishments in the industry.
“John W. Mabry, Jr. is past President of Security Network of America. Founded and built the American Alarm Company. In 1983, Honeywell Inc. purchased American Alarm … John served as Vice President of Honeywell's Protection Services Division and later Vice President of the $3.4B Home and Building Control business unit … John serves on several alarm monitoring company boards, is past President of the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association and founded the NBFAA's National Training School. John is a director and past President of the Central Station Alarm Association.”
I'll continue to report on this story as we learn more.