Vision Technologies, a systems integrator based in Glen Burnie, announced the retirement of John Shetrone, Jr., founding president and CEO. Shetrone, a serial entrepreneur, founded Vision in May 2000 from a room above his garage and drove its growth for the past 22 years.Shetrone brought more than three decades of executive experience to the service sector with his innovative approach to the information and IP technologies sectors. He started his first company, Universal Interfaces, out of his basement; that provided the starting point for his next company, The Apex Group, where he served as co-founder and principal.
He also authored one of the original chapters of the BICSI Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual. Under his tenure at Vision, Vision has grown from 10 employees and revenue of $800,000 in 2000 to more than 600 employees in 25 states and $153.1 million in revenue in 2021, with a goal of exceeding $200 million in the coming years.
Company President Kevin Nolan will continue to lead Vision upon Shetrone’s retirement.