October 24, 2016 6:33 PM ET

Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.

Company Overview

Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. develops, manufactures, and distributes protective solutions for the United States military and Department of Defense markets, federal agencies, and law enforcement and correction professionals. The company offers body armor, ballistic, stab, and combo systems; and bullets. It serves customers through a network of sales representatives and distributors in the United States and internationally. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Pompano Beach, Florida.

2102 Southwest 2nd Street

Pompano Beach, FL 33069

United States

Founded in 2011





Key Executives for Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Executive Vice President of International Business Development for Federal Sales and Marketing
Chief Market Strategist and Vice President of Business Development
Senior Vice President of Law Enforcement Sales
Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technology
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. Key Developments

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

Point Blank Enterprises announced 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. 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.

Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. Appoints Brian Kopan as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technology, Effective Immediately

Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. announced the appointment of Brian Kopan as the company's new Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technology, effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Kopan will oversee all research, development and product design initiatives as company continues to advance its innovative offerings in personal protection for the Law Enforcement, Corrections, Federal, and Military/Defense markets. He will be responsible for managing all engineering personnel, R&D programs and related organizational strategies for technical and sales. Mr. Kopan brings outstanding leadership credentials to his new position, having served in various management capacities for the last 15 years. He most recently served as Vice President of Engineering and Product Development at the company, where he has overseen the Design Engineering Team, Product Development Engineering Team and Test Range. In this role, he also managed a $4 million annual Department of Defense research program portfolio. He joined The Protective Group, now a subsidiary of the company, in July 2013 as Director of New Program Development and was responsible for managing the R&D department and key DoD contracts. He also led the development and qualification of systems in all areas of armor protection, and oversaw business expansion initiatives and the creation of market strategies. Prior to joining the company and The Protective Group, Mr. Kopan served as Director of Research and Development at TenCate Advanced Armor Inc., where he was responsible for all engineering and product development operations for the North and South America markets. He also acquired tremendous experience in his career as a technical lead and armor development and manufacturing engineer at Ceradyne Inc., Trek Bicycle Corporation and Raytheon Company, respectively.

Point Blank Enterprises to Demonstrate its Newest Innovations in Advanced Tactical Armor Systems, Carrier Designs and Hard-Armor Products at the 2016 National Tactical Officers Association Tactical Operations Conference

Point Blank Enterprises announced that it will be demonstrating its newest innovations in advanced tactical armor systems, carrier designs and hard-armor products at the 2016 National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Tactical Operations Conference. PBE will display its range of advanced offerings at booth #407 during the expo, which runs from August 14-19 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Among the latest ballistics armor and accessories that attendees will view first-hand, are PBE’s revolutionary Alpha-1tactical armor system, SOHPC GEN III hard plate carrier, 555 Steel Plates, and Trifecta X shield. All are offered under the Company’s Point Blank Body Armor and PARACLETE brands: Alpha-1 " This revolutionary tactical armor system offers high-performance ballistic protection integrated in a fully functional and scalable design to meet specific mission needs. With split-second precision, the vest can be immediately released in two quick movements without the use of hardware or cables. SOHPC GEN III " This plate carrier tactical system is innovatively designed to provide unmatched comfort, protection and adaptability. Through the addition of an adjustable cummerbund and optional side plate pouches for hard armor plates, the SOHPC is the operator’s choice for today’s missions. 555 Steel Plates " These high performance plates defeat high velocity rifle rounds which include the M80, M855 Green Tip, M193, and M43. Engineered with a patented heat quench process, the 555 Steel Plate’s fine grain, martensitic micro-structure provides high tensile strength, resulting in exceptional ballistic performance coupled with minimal back-face deformation. Trifecta X Shield " This shield provides officers with NIJ Level III plus protection in a lightweight design for immediate active shooter response. The shield’s robustness delivers high-performance protection and optimal functionality. Additionally, the Company will introduce its most advanced material technologies yet. These advancements include the first-of-its-kind Zephyr Frame System, designed to offer maximum comfort and airflow between the operator and their PBE tactical carrier. The incredibly durable Frame System creates a standoff using a positive tension system suspending the carrier off of the wearer’s chest and back allowing openings on the top, bottom, and both sides. The side channels allow air and wind to travel laterally under the tactical carrier, while the top and bottom openings allow hot air to escape while cooler air circulates in. The standoff beneath the carrier also creates an impact reduction effect, drastically reducing back-face by 60% or more. This suspended area increases comfort, as there are no hard points or dense foam to create pressure points. The shape of the Zephyr Frame allows the system to work as a lightweight load lift, creating two wedge shapes in the front and back, which support the weight of the carrier and takes pressure off the shoulder. The load is transferred instead to the mid torso without the need for a belt or ridged element connecting the kit to the hips, which allows for maximum mobility. Blunt trauma from handgun and rifle rounds will be reduced greater than 80% when the Zephyr Frame System is used in-conjunction with PBE advanced armor solutions. This game changing reduction in blunt force trauma will significantly enhance the tactical officer’s ability to survive and continue the fight. PBE, in partnership with DSM Dyneema®, will also be showcasing its first-to-market laser cut carrier vests with Dyneema® Fabric. This next-generation fabric is three times stronger than those used in traditional carriers and was developed to bring unprecedented high-strength, low density and water-resistance benefits to officers. Compared to the typical nylon MOLLE webbing used on many tactical vests, the thin, yet exceptionally durable Dyneema® Fabric significantly reduces the weight associated with thick nylon webbing. Not to mention, the material is specially designed to decrease moisture absorption. The ultra-high molecular weight material provides the load-bearing and comfort capabilities that tactical officers need in their vests, enabling them to perform optimally even under the most extreme conditions.

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