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Kevin Brittingham & Lindsay Bunch Join SIG

Kevin Brittingham Joins SIG

I got a chance to catch up with Kevin Brittingham when he told me that he had joined SIG Sauer to head up their new SIG-SD Silencer business unit. We had last spoken at SHOT Show, right after winning a mutli-million dollar lawsuit against former employer Freedom Group. Brittingham founded Advanced Armament Corporation in 1994 which he sold to FGI in 2009 and is widely recognized as an expert in suppressor technology. His attitude at SHOT Show was very upbeat and he indicated that there were going to be some things to see at next year’s show.

Kevin is very excited about the opportunity at SIG and shared this with me, “Ethan Lessard, was the head of my engineering at AAC, quit and went back to SIG when I was fired. He did the LVAW (honey badger). He also started the Remington 51 and we were using it as the basis of our integrally silenced pistol platform.” That is a pretty intriguing statement but what he followed up with is all Kevin, “He’s a stud. We are working together again. Expect awesome shit.”

NEWINGTON, N.H. (February 17, 2014) — SIG SAUER® is proud to announce that Kevin Brittingham and Lindsay Bunch are joining its staff, adding decades of product design, R&D, and military experience. Their collective expertise will further enhance the company’s existing state-of-the-art special weapons development capabilities.

SIG SAUER welcomes Kevin Brittingham to lead its new SIG-SD Silencer business unit, as well as other special programs within its Military/Law Enforcement development activities.

Brittingham, the founder of Advanced Armament Corporation, currently holds more than 40 patents in the firearms industry. As part of his work at AAC, Brittingham also led the development of the .300 AAC Blackout cartridge. Recently, Brittingham was a founding member of the American Silencer Association, an advocacy group dedicated to championing the use of suppressors and lifting restrictions on ownership.

SIG SAUER is also pleased to announce the addition of Lindsay Bunch as Product Manager, Special Weapons Development Group.

Bunch joins SIG SAUER after serving more than two decades in the United States Army. With more than 10 years as an Army Sniper, Bunch moved into Special Operations Command, where his skills and experience were used in research and development of many of the U.S. military’s precision weapons systems in use today. His extraordinary knowledge will help SIG SAUER continue as an innovator and leader in the precision weapons category.

“SIG SAUER’s commitment to attracting the best minds in the industry drives our cutting-edge weapons systems,” said Ron Cohen, SIG SAUER President and Chief Executive Officer. “The addition of Kevin and Lindsay to the team demonstrates the company’s strategic investment in personnel to help design and engineer the finest weapons, technology, and support for our military customers.”

Congratulations to SIG SAUER for picking up both Brittingham and Bunch.

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9 Responses to “Kevin Brittingham & Lindsay Bunch Join SIG”

  1. Mike says:

    Thanks for all of your great updates. A suggestion on this one, though – I suspect Sig’s security team would prefer you not post a picture of their security badge on a public website. Makes it easy to counterfeit. Maybe just crop it to show Kevin’s mugshot?

    • SSD says:

      What makes you think it hasn’t been altered?

    • Chef Rigby says:

      I just googled “sig sauer identification badge” and a different image of the same badge showed up. There isn’t really a counterfeit risk here, badges like that have information coded onto them so they work on doors locks and such. Just a picture of what the badges look like won’t get anybody very far. The information on the badge is whats valuable, but you can’t steal that data from an internet image.

      • Mike says:

        True. But I got my rear end chewed off by my employer’s corporate security when I tried to use a pic of mine for a project. Just sharing the pain. Their concern was that – despite constant reminders not to let people “piggy back” through doors with swipe locks – people do it all the time if they can see a badge that looks legit. I guess not all companies manage risk the same way, or have the same sensitivities.

    • straps says:

      I spy with my little eye a white box obscuring something to the left of his photo, which may or may not be the standard employee photo. Then there are the RFID modules in the badges themselves…

      Folks with the skill sets to get through all this already know people who can sell them suppressors…

  2. Pat Aherne says:

    In reading the decision in the case against Remington, it was clear to the judge that this man was not a suitable corporate employee, that he didn’t fit in with mainstream corporate culture. I think it’s fair to say he got screwed by Remington, but I don’t know that hiring him to work in a corporate environment makes all that much sense, given his counterculture/edgy appeal. Let’s see how this works out for SIG. In any case, I wish him luck and SIG, too.

    • JB Gleason says:

      While I agree with what you are saying, I think the important point from the decision is that Remington/Freedom Group made him a bunch of promises regarding that issue that they immediately reversed on. I can only assume that Sig and their attorneys read that decision carefully and worked out something with Kevin that they will stick by.

  3. Haji says:

    I think its great to have him back in the industry.

    Sig still has the same CEO and the same recent reputation. Making cans will probably not change that.

  4. MFLZ says:

    Lindsey Bunch is a BAD ASS!!

    Kevin and SIG should be honored by his presence!