NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 14, 2020) – Nashville-based ADS Security today announced that Craig Leyers has been promoted to President of the organization. Leyers will succeed John Cerasuolo, who is stepping down after 12 years.
In his new role, Leyers will be responsible for the daily operation and management of ADS Security and leading the company’s growth and acquisitions throughout the region.
“Craig has been vital to our growth over the past 12 years. His knowledge of the industry and background in sales and marketing will continue to put ADS in a strong position to grow in our existing markets and expand to new ones,” Cerasuolo said. “I’m confident that Craig is the right person to move ADS forward.”
Leyers served as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for over six years and was responsible for leading sales and marketing efforts across the Southeast. Prior to his role as Senior Vice President, Leyers served as Vice President and General Manager for nearly six years. He joined ADS Security from AFL Telecommunications, where he held various positions during his 15-year stint, including Director of Marketing Communications and Enterprise Market Manager.
“I’m honored to move into this role and continue to work with our teams to provide the best possible service to our customers,” Leyers said. “ADS Security has become a leader in this industry because not only do we have incredible technology, but we prioritize the needs of the people we serve. I hope to continue and to push that even further in this position.”
As the President and CEO of ADS Security for the past 12 years, Cerasuolo built ADS Security into one of the top-ranked security companies in the industry, grew the company’s footprint from 12 to 25 branches, and led the business to be named one of Nashville’s fastest-growing private companies for the past three years by the Nashville Business Journal.
“Since Vector’s acquisition of ADS Security in June 2019, John’s leadership has been invaluable to ADS’ success, and he has developed strong leaders in the organization,” said Pam Petrow, President and CEO of Vector Security. “We’re looking forward to welcoming Craig into this new role and are confident he will continue to lead the company’s growth and success.”