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Carole Ritcey

Division Manager

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Carole oversees all day-to-day operations for Harroun Fire Protection, including sales, engineering, design, project management, and final product and systems installation. She anticipates needs for the Kalamazoo operating location and fosters effective team communications.

Carole’s skills help guide the company in consistently providing innovative solutions, attentive project management, and responsive service to meet the demands of today’s complex facilities.


Carole started in the fire protection industry in 1986 as a part-time designer for her father, Bill Harroun.

After graduating from Olivet College with a degree in commercial art, she realized fire protection was her true passion. She interviewed for a design/engineer position with her father’s company and continued in that position until becoming the company’s President in 2002. Under her leadership as President, Harroun was a certified women-owned business.

While in her design/engineering role, she introduced AutoCAD into the design department and earned NICET Level III certification.