- Dec. 12, 2012 -
ADS, Inc. the industry-leading equipment solutions provider to military, homeland security, law enforcement and first responder personnel, today announced the appointment of Jason Wallace as its President and COO, reporting to CEO Luke Hillier.
As president and COO, Wallace is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of ADS and driving its future growth. He replaces Dan Clarkson, who becomes Vice-Chairman of the ADS Board of Directors. Wallace is one of the industry’s leading executives dating back to his 2004 start with ADS when he joined ADS as the Vice President of Operations. In 2007, he took over the role of Vice President of Sales, and was promoted to Executive Vice President of Sales in 2010. He was appointed ADS’ Chief Operating Officer in August 2012.
“ADS has experienced rapid growth and development over the past several years due in large part to the leadership of Jason Wallace and Dan Clarkson” said Luke Hillier, CEO of ADS. “This realignment of two of our key leadership positions and the establishment of Jason as the core leader of our day to day operations will position us for the future as our company and mission evolve to support our diverse customer base and their future requirements.”
“It is a great privilege to have the opportunity be a leader of a company that, at its heart, is all about providing those that serve our great nation the equipment needed to get the job done safely and effectively”
said Jason Wallace, President and COO of ADS. “Every single day I see the commitment the people at ADS demonstrate to this awesome responsibility and I am extremely proud of the role we play to support our national security.” About ADS, Inc.
ADS, Inc. (http://www.adsinc.com/
) is a second-generation family-owned small business, created in 1997 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Originally Atlantic Diving Supply, ADS was the government sales division of Lynnhaven Dive Center, a local diving supply company founded in 1979 catering to the Norfolk-Virginia Beach military and commercial diving community. Since then, ADS has widely expanded its product offering and government procurement vehicles providing on-time, essential operational equipment (http://www.adsinc.com/company/about-ads
) combined with industry-leading logistics solutions (http://www.adsinc.com/company/solutions/logistics-solutions
) to all branches of the U.S. military and Federal Agencies. From tactical and special operational equipment to fire and emergency services, expeditionary, medical, and MRO equipment, ADS oversees every aspect of the supply chain and ensures availability of superior equipment to our men and women in uniform.