Victaulic Co.’s vice president of fire protection and new business, John E. Perry, passed away May 1. He was 61.

Perry joined Victaulic in 1997 and was responsible for leading the company into the fire sprinkler, valve and devices market. He was active in the fire protection industry for many years, having served on the Board of Directors of the National Fire Sprinkler Association and as a member of the National Fire Protection Association. He was also a member of NFPA technical committees on automatic sprinklers, portable fire extinguishers, foam extinguishing systems, dry chemical extinguishing systems and foam water sprinkler systems.

Perry was a registered professional engineer and held a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.