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In 1978, he started Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc. He started out with two employees- one who was his son Clark, just fourteen years old at the time, who is now CEO of a company with many hundreds of employees. Wayne Automatic is a family-owned business with his son Clark Gey as CEO, and his grandson Justin Gey, as President. His vision and dreams were to see this company become successful, and over forty-five years later his integrity and passion for the industry has never waned. Wayne Gey’s philosophy of doing every job the right way and always having pride in your work has become a credo at Wayne Automatic. He built the company from within by rewarding employees for hard work through shared profits and earnings. Wayne is the past chairman of the board of the National Fire Sprinkler Association and past President of the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association.
Clark Gey is CEO of Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers Inc., a family-owned business with annual earnings of over $115 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 40 years of experience in life safety design, management, and planning, for a wide range of project types, including, commercial, multi-family, industrial, single family, etc. “Running a company with 600 + employees have provided me opportunities to think creatively and strategically, it has challenged me to grow as a leader, “says Clark. Clark held a past position for the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA)- Director at Large and is currently the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association (FFSA)- President. Wayne Automatic maintains offices in seven locations: Ocoee (Headquarters), Jacksonville, Tampa, Ft. Myers, Deerfield Beach, Florida, Raleigh, as well as Concord, North Carolina.
Justin Gey is President of Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc., and is the third generation to hold a leadership position. He has over 20 years in the life safety industry, including roles as a Fitter, Foreman, Designer, Sales Rep, Process Manager, and Inspections Manager. In addition, he has worked on many organizational initiatives and activities within the WAFS organization. Justin is extremely passionate about this industry and is active in committees with both the National and Florida Fire Sprinkler Associations. He served as the Director at Large on the Board of Directors of the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), representing life safety contractors throughout the Southeast. Recently, Justin was voted Chair of the Fire Defense Coalition (FDC), an association made up of first responders, regulators, and contractors. In this new role he will continue to work tirelessly to bring our industry together and drive it forward.
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