Melbourne, FL --(Ammoland.com)- Melbourne, Fla.-based ARES Defense Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Flood as Director of Sales.
“Ken brings to our organization extensive commercial sales expertise in the firearms industry. He understands what it takes to establish a sales organization that supports the distribution channels for this industry as well as a unique understanding of the end users’ specific needs from a product standpoint,” said Geoffrey Herring, president of ARES Defense.
“We are confident Ken will help drive our go-to-market initiatives for the ARES brand.
Prior to joining ARES Defense, Flood was National Sales Manager for AO Precision where he worked closely with manufacturers across the industry expanding market share and business. Before that he spent six years with McLean, Va.-based FNH USA serving as National Sales Manager for commercial and law enforcement sales and as Deputy Director of Sales. FNH USA is the sales and marketing arm of FN Herstal, Liege, Belgium, a noted global small arms manufacturer. He managed the company’s drive for growth in both the law enforcement and commercial market segments under the leadership of Rick DeMilt.
Flood also worked as a manufacturer’s rep for Bruce Odle and Associates where he successfully represented FNH USA, Browning Arms, Winchester Repeating Arms, Nikon and EOTech, among other brands. His outdoor market experience also includes an ownership position with Baltoro Mountain Outfitters, an outdoor store in Columbia, Mo.
An avid competitive shooter, Flood serves as match director for the Midwest Three-Gun Championships, now in its 10th year, and the Brownell’s U.S. Amateur & Junior Three-Gun National Championship (A3G) event- started in 2013. Ken has been shooting competitively for 25 years and has extensive firearms manufacturing knowledge and experience. He holds a BA in Psychology from Columbia College in Columbia, Mo.
Since its founding in 1997, ARES Defense Systems has focused on the developing military small arms and accessories of unique versatility, innovation and exceptional quality for military, law enforcement and commercial customers. Engineered and manufactured with the highest quality American-made materials, ARES products are produced on state-of-the-art CNC machining centers in an ultra modern facility by a highly skilled workforce. Headquartered on the USA’s Space Coast, ARES intense dedication to mission critical innovation has resulted in numerous patented advancements resulting in lighter, stronger, better performing weapons and accessories for the operator. To learn more about ARES Defense Systems visit www.aresdefense.com.