Our People

John Ray, III – President & CEO

Beginning with Sensormatic Electronics in 1990, John has over 20 years of experience in the Electronic Security Industry. As a licensed electrical alarm contractor, he is a member of the Alarm Association of Florida and the American Society of Industrial Security. He is a past president of Executives Association of Fort Lauderdale, and currently serves as the president for a national security dealers’ group.


John earned his BA and MBA degrees from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. Active in the community, he is a member of the Board of Governors for the Huizenga Business School at Nova Southeastern University, and also serves as a board member for Junior Achievement of South Florida. John is a product of South Florida, having graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale. John and his wife Kelly have three daughters.


Jennifer Thomas – Operations Manager

Jennifer joined our team in 2004 after running her own business for 10 years. Initially coordinating our service group, she then moved to managing our installation team. She was promoted in 2009 to Operations Manager, and oversees all service and installation operations. With this assignment, she also manages Sonitrol’s estimating process, equipment ordering flow, and inventory management system for the installation group. 


Jennifer attended Binghamton University, where she earned a BA in English Literature and Rhetoric. She and her husband Colin have two sons.

Kelly Ray – Marketing Manager and Customer Support

Kelly joined our team in 2003 as accounts receivable manager. She was promoted to Marketing Manager and Customer Support in 2006, where she continues her receivables duties along with overseeing all marketing programs for Sonitrol. Supporting her children, Kelly has volunteered her time at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale. Kelly has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Huntington College, in Montgomery, Alabama. She and her husband John have three daughters.

Our Installation & Service Team

Sonitrol is fortunate to have a team of seasoned industry veterans installing, testing, and maintaining our customers’ systems. René, John, Ricardo, Santiago, and David represent a combined total experience of 110 years. Regular recipients of new technology training, our team of experts is well-versed in the latest security equipment and software available on the market today.


Nadia Butler - Accounting Manager

A graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a BBA in Accounting, Nadia oversees financial reporting, administrative, and human resource duties. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Business Administration.


Nadia grew up in the Chicago area, relocating to South Florida with her family. She and her fiancée have two children.