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Point Blank Enterprises Appoints Mark Edwards as Executive Vice President of Military Sales and Business Development

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Point Blank Enterprises (“Point Blank” or “PBE”), the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Edwards as its new Executive Vice President of Military Sales and Business Development.

Mr. Edwards joined Point Blank Enterprises and its subsidiary The Protective Group (TPG) in February 2016, as Vice President of Business Development - Land Systems. In this role he was responsible for generating tactical and strategic directions for the organization in relation to armor for land systems business development, program management and sales.

In his new post as Executive Vice President of Military Sales and Business Development, Mr. Edwards will lead the organization’s ongoing efforts to build a close and cooperative relationship with the various U.S. Defense agencies that depend on life-saving, force protection technologies and products that Point Blank and its affiliate companies are known for delivering.

Commenting on the new appointment, Daniel Gaston, Chief Executive Officer of Point Blank Enterprises said, “Mark’s industry know-how will be a significant asset to our executive team. His deep knowledge of the markets we serve and extensive experience in leading business operations will be vital as we look to define more innovative solutions for our military end-users, build strategic partnerships across the industry and create growth opportunities for our Company. We extend our best wishes to Mark as he takes up this new role and look forward to his continued success.”

With over 25 years of industry experience, Mr. Edwards brings a broad range of expertise, including in executive operations, product and business development and engineering roles at a number of large Aerospace, Military and Automotive Equipment organizations. Prior to joining PBE/TPG, he was the President of TenCate Advanced Armor Inc., where he was in charge of all aspects of the day-to-day business and strategically positioning the company for long-term growth. He has also served as EVP of Research, Product Development and Engineering at Force Protection Inc.; Vice President of Operations at Ducommun Inc.; EVP, Divisional Manager & Corporate Officer at Newport Corp.; VP of Operations and Logistics at Giddings & Lewis; and VP of Operations at Koch Industries, Inc.

Mr. Edwards received his Bachelors’ Degree in Mathematics from Wright State University in Ohio and MBA from Pepperdine University in California.

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: mforeman@pbearmor.com 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

Source:Point Blank Enterprises