KDH Defense Systems, Inc. Appoints Paul Larkin as Vice President of Business Development
Manufacturer of American-made custom body armor appoints former LEO & armor industry veteran Paul Larkin as Vice President of Business Development
EDEN, N.C., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — KDH Defense Systems, Inc. (KDH), a leading manufacturer of American-made custom body armor solutions for military, law enforcement and federal agencies, today announced the appointment of Paul Larkin from National Director of Sales to Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Larkin will lead the new business development sales initiatives for KDH’s domestic law enforcement, federal, GSA markets.
“In addition to a significant law enforcement background, Paul brings extensive sales and business development leadership experience to KDH with an admirable track record spanning more 15 years in the body armor industry,” said Dave Herbener, Chief Executive Officer for KDH. “In order to continue our ambitious growth strategies and to ensure we continue to maintain the highest levels of growth within the industry, Mr. Larkin will be instrumental in helping KDH achieve its aggressive revenue growth targets. An organizational shift was necessary and Paul was the perfect choice to drive our business forward. Paul’s successful track record in building effective new product development, distributor networks and sales and shoot demonstrations will enhance our long term strategy to strengthen the KDH brand and manage our distribution channels more effectively.”
Prior to joining KDH, Mr. Larkin was the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Diamondback Tactical. Prior to that, he held leadership positions at First Choice Armor and Equipment and began his armor industry career with Armor Holdings, Inc., following more than a decade of public service as a Deputy Sheriff with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.
ABOUT KDH DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INC.
KDH Defense Systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of American-made custom body armor solutions for military, law enforcement and federal agencies. Headquartered in Eden, North Carolina, a region with a rich history in the U.S. textile industry, KDH Defense Systems’ ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facility currently consists of 139,000 square feet of armor cutting, sewing and ballistic design operations, as well as product development, sales and administration. The Eden facility resides in Rockingham County. Website: http://www.KDHdefensesystems.com
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