HISTORY

Clark Gey is President of Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers a Central Florida Family owned business with annual earnings of over $71 million.  Wayne Automatic was founded in 1978, by Wayne Gey, CEO and since has continued to grow and change to meet our customer’s unique fire protection needs.

Clark Gey has over 35 years of experience in life safety design, management and planning, for a wide range of project types, including large-scale residential communities, warehouse projects, high-rise towers and shopping centers.  Clark started working at Wayne Automatic when he was 14 years old.  “Running a company with 500+ employees has provided me opportunities to think creatively and strategically, it has challenged me to grow as a leader”, says Clark.

More than 36 years ago, after 14 years in the sprinkler industry, Wayne Gey made a decision to start his own business – a business based on the idea if you take care of the customer, everything else will take care of itself.  Wayne Gey served as Chairman of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association, Associated Builders and Contractors and numerous other organizations related to the build environment. Gey reported that  “Clark has stepped into the President’s role with a passion for our customers and employees.  I am confident he will continue to promote the vision of the company while growing our organization to meet future needs of our customers and employees.”

Wayne Automatic has grown to become one of the largest fire protection companies in Florida.  Founded in 1978, Wayne Automatic maintains offices in seven locations:  Orlando, Jacksonville, Ft. Myers, Pompano, and Tampa, Florida, as well as Charlotte, North Carolina.  With a staff of over 500+, Wayne Automatic specializes in construction projects for the residential, commercial and industrial marketplace.