SOURCE: Rural/Metro Corporation

Rural/Metro Corporation

June 24, 2010 07:00 ET

Jeffrey D. Perry Promoted to Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer of Rural/Metro Corporation

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - June 24, 2010) -  Rural/Metro Corporation (NASDAQ: RURL), a leading provider of ambulance and private fire protection services, announced today that Jeffrey D. Perry, 54, has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

Mr. Perry, a 28-year information technology professional, formerly served as Chief Information Officer. In his new role as Senior Vice President, Mr. Perry will take on additional responsibilities related to strategic technology planning and leveraging technology to create long-term enterprise value.

Michael DiMino, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Jeff brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and a proven track record of leadership in his role as Rural/Metro's senior information and technology officer. Since he joined the Company in 2007, he has been integral in the development of industry specific technology that contributes to Rural/Metro's continued growth and success, including the deployment of our electronic patient care record system. We look forward to Jeff's continuing contributions to the enterprise."

Mr. Perry joined Rural/Metro in 2007 as Chief Information Officer, responsible for the enterprise information technology systems throughout the organization. From 2005 to 2007, he served as Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Giant Industries, a petroleum refining and marketing organization. From 2000-2005, Mr. Perry served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Three-Five Systems, a high-technology display manufacturer. From 1985-2000, he held various information technology positions within the CalComp/Lockheed and Lockheed Martin Aerospace and Defense organization.

"I am honored to be a part of this growing organization," Mr. Perry said. "I am excited about Rural/Metro's future and look forward to developing the technology strategies that further support the Company's position as an industry leader."

About Rural/Metro

Rural/Metro Corporation provides emergency and non-emergency ambulance services and private fire protection services in 20 states and approximately 400 communities throughout the United States. For more information, visit the Company's web site at


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Contact Information

    Liz Merritt
    Rural/Metro Corporation
    (480) 606-3337

    Sharrifah Al-Salem, FD
    (415) 293-4414