For Immediate Release
May 4, 2018
The Safariland Group Appoints Blaine Browers as Chief Financial Officer
ONTARIO, California – The Safariland Group (“Safariland”), a leading global provider of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, today announced it has appointed Blaine Browers as Chief Financial Officer, effective April 23, 2018. He is based in Jacksonville, Florida, and reports to Scott O’Brien, President of Safariland.
Browers joins Safariland from IDEX Corporation (“IDEX”), a publicly traded global developer, designer and manufacturer of fluidics, specialty engineered products, and hydraulic rescue tools. He most recently served as the Group Vice President of Finance and IT for IDEX’s Fire & Safety business, a global business with 10 manufacturing locations across the United States, Europe, China and India. Prior to this role, he served in the same capacity for IDEX’s BAND-IT, Micropump and Optical Technologies business, which encompassed three global businesses and nine worldwide manufacturing locations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Browers worked in several finance roles at General Electric Company.
“We are thrilled to add a leader of Blaine’s caliber to the Safariland team,” O’Brien said. “Blaine has a solid track record of providing superior financial and operational guidance to global businesses of significant scale and geographic diversity, including those in the public safety space. I look forward to working closely with him to lead Safariland’s continued growth as we assist first responders and law enforcement with their efforts to make communities across the world safer.”
Mr. Browers has a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Economics from the University of South Florida and a Master of Business Administration from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.
About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, Safariland® Armor, Safariland® VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, PROTECH® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives™”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.
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