We regret to report the passing of John Aiken of AES Corporation. Aiken, age 59, passed away suddenly on the last day of this year’s ISC West show in Las Vegas. He is remembered fondly in those last days by those working on the show floor alongside him —a bittersweet reminder of his dedication to the security industry.
He held the title of director of manufacturing for a decade, though his friends at AES noted Aiken’s role was never defined by a title as he did much more. “He was a valuable member of the entire AES family and John cared about every employee, every customer and every supplier. He worked tirelessly to improve AES and help its customers,” the company said.
Aiken will be missed by his AES family as well as his mother, wife, children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews and many cousins.
Aiken served in the United States Air Force from 1971 to 1975 and survived one tour in Vietnam. The family requested that in lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. If such a contribution is made, please reach out to AES at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that the company may notify Aiken’s family of your generosity. We will all miss John for so many reasons – his sincerity, his humor, his friendship, his intelligence; just a good man!