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GW Ayers III Joins Rainier Arms/Defense as Vice President of Government Relations


Auburn, WA – Rainier Arms, leading distributor of high-end small arms and accessories, is excited to announce the hiring of GW Ayers III, as the company’s Vice President of Government Relations, effective April 15, 2019. In his new position, Ayers will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for all government sales, customer service and marketing initiatives for the Rainier Arms and Rainier Defense brands.


Casey Ingels, CEO of Tactical Tailor and the Grey Ghost Companies stated, “GW’s hard work, reputation and dedication to the end user has been instrumental in establishing Tactical Tailor’s worldwide reputation and growth. Tactical Tailor will continue to work closely with GW in his new position with longtime Partner, Rainer Arms and Rainier Defense.”

“Through his combined passion for the firearms industry, undeniable track record in personal customer service and care and 22 years of service with the US Army, adding GW to the Rainier team was one of the most common-sense decisions we’ve ever made,” said Owner of Rainier Group, John Hwang. “His extensive experience in the government and firearms industry as a whole, positions him to help lead our team and take our products to the next level.”

Ayers, a 22-year Army Vet, joins Rainier with extensive experience in sales, customer service, customer logistics, manufacturing and supply chain operations. His previous experiences include 15 years of hard work and dedication to the Tactical Tailor and Grey Ghost brands; where his interactions and reputation with the end user was instrumental in establishing Tactical Tailor’s worldwide growth. GW stated that, “I am extremely excited to join the Rainier Group. We have worked closely together for the past 12 years and have a great relationship. This move will allow me to help all companies involved to reach more customers and support the end user with the best products and services that are available”

“I’ve personally known GW for over a decade and he’s one of the most respected people in our industry,” continued Hwang. “His vast knowledge in our space is only eclipsed by the deep relationships he shares with everyone he touches. The Tactical Tailor and Grey Ghost family and the Rainier Group has always had a close relationship due to proximity but over the past 5 years we’ve become even closer allies sharing events like TRIGGRCON and IWA. As we grow Rainier Defense, GW will be a key player to help solidify our position in that space to further enhance all of Rainier Group. It’s rare you can acquire someone of GW’s character to join your dynamic team but to do it while enhancing both organizations is quite special. “


7 Responses to “GW Ayers III Joins Rainier Arms/Defense as Vice President of Government Relations”

  1. JP says:

    Congrats GW!

  2. mike says:

    A superb human being. Congrats GW!

  3. MP says:

    Big Van Vader leaves his star studded career in the WWF. He will be missed but his future is bright.

  4. Stickman says:

    That is a pack of good dudes, and if there are any issues that need to be ironed out, GW is the right man to do it. GW is a great example of what leaders should be. I look forward to seeing their growth.

    Congratulations to all!!

  5. Ronny Gluska says:

    This is laughable, they sling “gucci” glocks, sell almost nothing that LE/MIL use and do almost no real government business. Why is this even on soldier systems?

  6. Grady Burrell says:

    This Solid, Proven Leader will thrive @ Rainier Group. Win / Win ! Congradulations to both, more over, the end users now have a Champion.

  7. Juan Bravo says:

    Congrats G Dub! Outstanding brother. Keep charging.