Cerasuolo to replace Mahler as ADS president

Industry stalwart Mel Mahler today announced he’s is stepping aside as president of ADS Security, the Nashville-based super-regional company he founded, to concentrate on “strategic planning and acquisitions.” John Cerasuolo (pictured here) will become president and COO of the company. Most recently, Cerasuolo was vp of AFL Network Services in Franklin, Tenn., part of AFL Telecommunications, an international provider of telecommunications products and services. He'll start his new job in January. Mahler will continue to be CEO, and will become chairman of the board.