SOURCE: Rural/Metro Corporation

Rural/Metro Corporation

July 12, 2010 07:00 ET

Maureen Thompson Named Vice President of Human Resources for Rural/Metro Corporation

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) -  Rural/Metro Corporation (NASDAQ: RURL) announced today that senior human resources executive Maureen Thompson, 49, has joined the Company to lead strategic and corporate human resources throughout the enterprise.

Michael P. DiMino, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Maureen is a highly regarded human resources leader with an extensive record of strategic and operational experience in large organizations across a variety of industries. She is a results-driven, operationally motivated leader who is adept at communication and collaboration at every level of an organization. We are very pleased to welcome her to Rural/Metro."

In her role at Rural/Metro, Ms. Thompson will be responsible for all human resources leadership, strategy and direction, including employee relations, training, recruiting, compensation, benefits, organizational management, and policy and procedure development. She will report directly to the CEO.

Ms. Thompson has a demonstrated track record of working with large consumer product and retail organizations, including Retail HR Strategic Business Partner for The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, the world's largest tire company with annual sales of $18 billion, from 2006 to 2009. From 2002 to 2006, she was Vice President of Human Resources for LESCO Inc., a $585 million public company that was the nation's largest distributor of landscape and lawn care products (now an operating company of John Deere). Prior to that, Ms. Thompson was Vice President of Human Resources for Alamo Local Market Division, a division of ANC Retail Corporation, from 2000 to 2002.

"I am excited about this great opportunity and look forward to building a best-in-class human resources team that focuses on both strategic and tactical solutions that will support Rural/Metro's organizational growth in the future," Ms. Thompson said.

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