SOLON, Ohio--()--Mace Security International is pleased to announce the appointment of Garnett R. Meador as General Counsel & Senior VP Operations effective April 2nd, 2013. The addition of Garnett is another step in strengthening the Mace Brand and presence world-wide. “Garnett was instrumental in helping Jo- Ann Stores, Inc. reach its strategic objectives and he will be instrumental in helping Mace Security International become the #1 brand in personal security, protection and safety. We are very excited for Garnett to join the team and assist the management team in the transformation of the brand,” stated President and CEO John McCann. Below is a brief bio on Garnett. He will work out of the corporate offices in Ohio and report to John McCann.
From 2006-2013, Garnett 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 (symbol: 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, Garnett served as legal counsel and 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 the State of Ohio and surrounding states.
Garnett holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Case Western Reserve University and a Juris Doctorate degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Garnett 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.
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.