At the end of June, Joe Johnson Equipment celebrated the retirement of Joe Johnson, Jr. from the company after 24 years of leadership, customer service and successful business growth.


Johnson served as the president of Joe Johnson Equipment (JJE) since 1997, and as the senior vice president of Federal Signal Aftermarket since 2018. His departure comes at a time when both JJE and Federal Signal are strong, stable and growing.


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During his tenure, Johnson was honored to be the recipient of many significant accolades. He was the youngest ever president of the Ontario Public Works Association (in 2002) and the youngest ever recipient of the Private Sector Service Award for the Canadian Public Works Association (in 2007). Also, in 2007, he was a recipient of the prestigious designation of being named one of “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40” leaders in the country.


Joe Johnson Jr Jerseys

The jerseys in the picture are a gift from the employees, signed by everyone at Joe Johnson Equipment, from across its nine branches.


Under Johnson’s steadfast leadership, JJE was named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies from 2011 to 2015; an awards program recognizing excellence in private Canadian-owned companies. In 2016, JJE joined the Federal Signal Corporation family and became publicly traded – an historic moment for the organization, and welcome achievement to the Johnson family.


During his next phase, Johnson’s focus will be on spending more time with his family and pursuing personal goals that include an increased involvement in philanthropy and personal development.


Joe Johnson Equipment Retirement

Joe Johnson Equipment held a socially distanced outdoor presentation at its head office in Innisfil, Ontario, with employees from other branches joining virtually.


His successor, Ted Hui, was the COO for JJE prior to the acquisition by Federal Signal and has been a key member of JJE’s leadership team since 2006. Hui will assume responsibility for the Federal Signal Aftermarket group while Johson will remain an advisor to Aftermarket team to consult on business strategy as JJE enters its exciting next phase of growth.


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