May 29, 2023, Toronto/London, Ont. – Classic Fire + Life Safety announces today the appointment of Kelly Parascandalo as its first Chief Operations Officer. The decision to create the new position reflects the company’s plans for growth and the strategy it has developed to embrace expansion while maintaining its commitment to service excellence, employee development and wellbeing, and a corporate culture based on its core values.       

 As the first COO for the Classic FLS Group of Companies, Kelly will provide leadership of the operations teams at Classic Fire + Life Safety, EDGE Fire Protection and Apex Fabrication, working with all levels of management to create improved productivity and operational effeciencies that will be implemented throughout the company’s diverse operations. 

“Our field staff, customer care, and health and safety teams, as well as the coordination of these teams across all branches, will play a critical role in our success,” says Francois Godin, CEO of Classic Fire + Life Safety. “Kelly’s strong operational knowledge is sure to be an asset as we continue to grow and unify the work of our teams and talents of our team members.”

Kelly joins the growing fire and life safety company with over a decade of operational experience, managing large teams and implementing multi- year strategic operational plans for large organizations including Bell Canada and ADP payroll services.  

“Kelly is an experienced leader,” continues Godin. “She is passionate about operational excellence and team building. We are confident this new role will have a positive and sustained impact in how our business operates, and we are excited to welcome Kelly to the team.”  

 “I am honoured to be Classic Fire + Life Safety’s first COO,” says Parascandalo.  “I look forward to working with our teams and supporting our vision of protecting the property, inventory and, most importantly, the workforce of our clients.”