Bradenton, FL, January 19, 2016 -Ten-8 Fire Equipment celebrated 30 blessed years in 2015. The company serves the fire and emergency services of Florida and Georgia with approximately 100 employees to date. As we look forward, much planning and development has taken place in search for a future leader as we want to ensure continued success as a company.
Succession planning is a change that inevitably has to take place. Today we are announcing the employment of Mr. Keith Chapman as our new CEO and President. He will begin in this position on May 1, 2016. Keith shares the same Christian and family values that inspired this company from its beginning, and he has a vision to continue these philosophies. The foundation of the company will continue by providing the finest in products and service.
Keith has dedicated his career of 23 years to the fire service. He will be retiring as Fire Chief of the City of Temple Terrace prior to joining Ten-8 in May. Keith is a graduate of Hillsborough Community College with an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Science Technology and an Associate of Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services. He continued his education at the University of Cincinnati where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology. Keith earned his post graduate education at the University of Phoenix where he obtained a Masters Degree in Organizational Management. Keith and his wife Charity have a son, Tucker (15) and daughter, Danielle (22).
We as owners are certainly fortunate and excited to have Keith as a member of our team. He will contribute to a smooth transition for Ten-8 during this time. Don, Mark, and Dann will continue to be involved through the transition period. Ownership will not change, and we ensure that our customers will continue to receive the same great service from Ten-8 with utmost professionalism and integrity.
About Ten-8 Fire Equipment, Inc.
Ten-8 Fire Equipment, Inc. is a major United States distributor of fire and emergency apparatus and equipment. Focused on serving customers in Florida and Georgia, our knowledgeable staff of sales, service, and support personnel is comprised of over 90 employees. Over the last 30 years, we have worked hard to improve our business and expand our customer base, continually investing in our personnel and facilities. Operating out of five service locations, we strive to make our service experience second to none!