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Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale President John Ray, III Joins Junior Achievement of South Florida Board of Directors

Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 14, 2010 --( Junior Achievement of South Florida, Inc. today announced that John Ray, III, president of Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale, has been appointed to the organization’s board of directors.

Melissa Aiello, President of Junior Achievement of South Florida, said, “As a successful, high-energy entrepreneur, John brings our organization experience, leadership and community contacts. He’ll help us ensure that every child in South Florida has a fundamental understanding of the Free Enterprise System.”

Ray began his career in the electronic security industry with Sensormatic in 1990. In 2001, he purchased the Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale franchise and has built the business to become the fastest growing of Sonitrol’s independent Florida dealerships. Along with this accomplishment, Sonitrol of Ft. Lauderdale was named the national company’s Franchise of the Year in 2007.

Ray earned his BA and MBA degrees from Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss.
He is a licensed electrical alarm contractor for the State of Florida and is active in the Alarm Association of Florida, the American Society of Industrial Security, and the Florida Crime Prevention Association. He is regional director for the Sonitrol National Dealers Association (SNDA). He was a founding member of the Safe at Work initiative sponsored by then-State Attorney General Charlie Crist.

Active in the community, Ray is past president and a current board member of the Executives’ Association of Fort Lauderdale. He also serves as an officer and board member for the St. Thomas Aquinas Alumni Association. Ray and his Sonitrol team actively support Junior Achievement of South Florida and Habitat for Humanity.

About Sonitrol of Ft. Lauderdale
Operating in Broward County since 1972, Sonitrol of Ft. Lauderdale is a fully-integrated electronic security provider offering Verified Intrusion Detection Systems, Remotely-managed Access Control, Internet-based CCTV systems, and Fire System Installation, Testing, & Monitoring. To learn more, please visit

About Junior Achievement of South Florida
Junior Achievement of South Florida was founded in 1959 and offers programs for grades K-12, with age-appropriate curricula designed to teach elementary students about their roles as individuals, workers, and consumers and to prepare middle grade and high school students for key economic and workforce issues they will face. In addition to bringing the free enterprise system to life in the classroom, Junior Achievement programs teach young people the importance of staying in school. For more information call Melissa Aiello of Junior Achievement of South Florida at 954-979-7100 or visit the website

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