SOURCE: Rural/Metro Corporation

Rural/Metro Corporation

May 24, 2010 07:00 ET

Michael P. DiMino Appointed President & CEO of Rural/Metro Corporation

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - May 24, 2010) -  Rural/Metro Corporation (NASDAQ: RURL), a leading national provider of ambulance and private fire protection services, announced today that Michael P. DiMino, 52, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Directors. He also will become a member of the Board of Directors.

Mr. DiMino brings broad experience as a service industry leader for public and private companies across a variety of business sectors.

"Michael is a growth-oriented, results-driven CEO with many years of significant leadership experience in both public and private companies, and we are excited to have him on our team," said Conrad A. Conrad, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "He brings a proven track record of increasing enterprise value through organic growth, leveraging operational efficiencies, and mergers and acquisitions."

Mr. DiMino said, "Rural/Metro is a strong performer in a specialized healthcare service market with solid growth potential. I am excited to have a role in shaping the value proposition that will bring Rural/Metro to the next stage in its evolution, further differentiating the Company from its competitors and delivering long-term value to shareholders." 

Prior to joining Rural/Metro, Mr. DiMino was a resident executive with Morgenthaler Partners, a leading middle-market private equity firm. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Affinity Specialty Apparel. Prior to Morgenthaler Partners, from 2006 to 2008 Mr. DiMino was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Ohio-based Education Enrichment Resources, Inc., a private company distributing supplemental curriculum education products to K-12 schools nationwide.

From 2001 to 2005, Mr. DiMino was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of LESCO, Inc., a $585 million public company that was the nation's largest distributor of leading landscape and lawn care products to lawn care professionals (now an operating company of John Deere). From 1988 to 2001, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and prior to that, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Uniforms to You, a $200 million uniform manufacturing and distributor, which is a division of Cintas Corporation. Mr. DiMino began his career as Vice President of Sales for United Health Care Company from 1985 to 1988 and as Sales and Marketing Manager for American Hospital Supply Company from 1980 to 1985.

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