POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Point Blank Enterprises (“Point Blank” or “PBE”), the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, announced today that it has hired Kevin Beary to serve as its new Director of Business Development, effective immediately.
Mr. Beary joins Point Blank after a close to 40-year career in law enforcement and public safety. He rose through the ranks with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, having served as Captain, Lieutenant, Deputy Sheriff and Watch Commander, and later became an elected Sheriff, managing an agency of over 3,300 personnel. While serving as Sheriff, he successfully secured grants from the State of Florida and the Federal Government, and was selected by then Governor Jeb Bush to manage the Regional Domestic Task Force 5 for the State of Florida. He’s been directly involved in a number of Homeland Security initiatives; was one of the founding members of the Central Florida Fusion Center; and served as the Chairman of the Florida Sheriff’s Task Force and the Chair of the FL Sheriff’s Emergency Task Force for State Emergency Response. He also worked directly with the FL National Guard, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy on several intelligence and operational matters, and managed various emergency task forces during national disasters.
Throughout his career in law enforcement, Mr. Beary received numerous accolades and was recognized as the National Sheriff of the Year and NRA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year in 1996 and 2003, respectively. In addition to his roles with Orange County, FL, Mr. Beary also served as Captain of the NASA/Kennedy Space Center SWAT Team, where he was responsible for emergency response planning and protection, and special operations. He was also selected to be the President of the Florida SWAT Association.
Michael Foreman, Point Blank’s EVP of International Business Development, Federal Sales and Marketing, stated, “We are excited to have Sheriff Beary join the Point Blank team and I personally look forward to working with him and leveraging his vast expertise. He has dedicated his life to the support of law enforcement and the safety of our communities and comes from a family of police leaders. Since retiring as Sheriff of Orange County, Kevin has been engaged in critical security and training operations in both the U.S. and Afghanistan. He has extensive experience and relationships in the law enforcement industry, and has worked with Government, private security contractors and overseas embassies. He will be focused on supporting our law enforcement efforts, while also working with our team and our various partners to help drive business with government agencies and contractors around the world. We are lucky to have Kevin onboard.”
For the past several years, Mr. Beary has been engaged with CACI Technologies, having joined the Program Management team in Afghanistan and was directly responsible for the training and mentoring programs for the Counter Narcotics Police. He also served as a Professional Mentor and Acting Contingent Commander with DynCorp, where he worked with the Counter Terrorism Police in Afghanistan, supporting them in the areas of Operations Planning, Logistics, Policy Development, CT Training and Personnel Management, and conducted oversight training for the AFG Ministry of Interior. Mr. Beary remains a sworn Reserve Deputy for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the Intelligence Unit for terrorism, narco terrorism, and terrorist incident reporting.
“I am honored to have this opportunity to work with Point Blank,” stated Mr. Beary. “I have dedicated my life to serving and protecting my community and our nation, and Point Blank shares the same visions and goals as I do – keeping law enforcement, government and military personnel safe. I look forward to working with the leadership team and our partners around the world to bring new products to market and forge new alliances with governments that will enable us to keep our heroes safe. At the end of the day, that’s what our jobs are about and I see tremendous opportunities ahead.”
Mr. Beary received his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies from Liberty University, VA. He is a CRC Certified DOD Contractor; a past member of the IACP Terrorism Committee; a Member of FBI LinCT; a Life Member of the International Association Chiefs of Police; a Member of the FBI National Executive Institute and FBI National Academy and several other law enforcement and public safety organizations.
About Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.
Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. (“PBEI”) is a leading provider of high performance protective solutions, including bullet, fragmentation and stab resistant apparel and related accessories. Through its key brands, Point Blank Body Armor, Protective Apparel Corporation of America (PACA), Protective Products and PARACLETE®, the Company ranks as the largest global supplier of ballistic and soft armor systems in the world. The Company’s ballistic solutions have been credited with saving countless lives for the most important customers in the world, including the U.S. Armed Forces, Department of Defense, Federal Government and law enforcement, corrections and security personnel, both domestically and abroad. For more information on our Company, please visit our website at www.pointblankenterprises.com.
Company Contact: Michael Foreman Point Blank Enterprises Tel: 407-448-6139 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Media Contacts: Glenn Wiener and Dionne Manchester GW Communications (for PBE) Tel : 212-786-6011 / 212-786-6068 Email: gwiener@GWCco.com / dionne@GWCco.com
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