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Galvion Appoints SMA (Retired) Dan Dailey as a Strategic Consultant

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Galvion, a world leader in innovative head protection systems and power management solutions, has announced the recent appointment of Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Daniel A. Dailey, U.S. Army retired, as a strategic consultant to the Galvion team.

SMA (retired) Dan Dailey, is a native of Palmerton, Pennsylvania. Dailey enlisted in the Army in 1989 as an 11B (infantryman). During his 30-year career, Dailey held every enlisted leadership position in the infantry. Dailey was sworn in as the 15th Sergeant Major of the Army on Jan. 30, 2015 and relinquished the position on Aug. 9, 2019.

In addition to four tours in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, Dailey deployed in support of Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He earned the Bronze Star with Valor for his leadership during the 4th Infantry Division’s two?month Battle for Sadr City in 2008.  

Dailey is a graduate of class 54 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and the Command Sergeants Major Course. Dailey holds a Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude) from Excelsior College.

SMA (retired) Dan Dailey said: “Galvion’s focus on active, performance-enhancing equipment –making the soldier faster, lighter and more connected – is the future of survivability.  The team understands the soldier and is thinking not just about what they need today, but more importantly, what they will need tomorrow”.  

“SMA (retired) Dailey’s pedigree speaks for itself,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Galvion. “We are incredibly fortunate to have him working with our Senior Leadership team, providing invaluable insight and expertise garnered from a distinguished career in the U.S. Military.  Since joining us, we have learned first-hand that his career-long commitment to the survivability of the soldier, not to mention his overall core values, so closely align with what we work towards every day at Galvion.  We are truly honored to have Dan on our team.”


Team Wendy to be Acquired by Avon Rubber for $130 Million

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Transaction will create a global leader in head protection systems for the military and first responder markets

CLEVELAND, OH (Sept. 9, 2020) – Team Wendy, LLC (“Team Wendy”), a leading U.S. supplier of exceptional head protection systems for military, law enforcement, search and rescue, and adventure markets, today announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with Avon Rubber p.l.c. (“Avon”) (LON: AVON) under which its subsidiary Avon Protection Systems, Inc. (“Avon Protection”) will acquire Team Wendy for a cash consideration of $130 million USD on a cash-free and debt-free basis, subject to a normalized level of working capital (the “Acquisition”). Together, Avon Protection and Team Wendy will create a global leader in head protection systems for the military and first responder markets, following Avon’s acquisition of Ceradyne from 3M earlier this year.

The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of Avon’s 2021 fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2020. It is subject to Avon shareholder approval, as well as U.S. regulatory approvals and satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

At the close of the transaction, Team Wendy will operate as a subsidiary of Avon from the Company’s current headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. Team Wendy will continue to be led by its Chief Executive Officer Jose Rizo-Patron and its six department directors, who will all remain in their positions.

“Today’s announcement marks an exciting new chapter for Team Wendy that will usher in new opportunities for our employees, our customers and our business partners,” said Jose Rizo-Patron, chief executive officer of Team Wendy. “We remain focused on our vision to save lives by providing the best for anyone wearing a helmet. Avon’s management team shares our vision for the growth and expansion of Team Wendy and, as such, we believe they are the right long-term partner for our customers, employees and other stakeholders.”

Avon Protection is the recognized global leader in respiratory and ballistic protection for the world’s militaries and first responders, with more than 1,200 employees in 12 global locations, around 70 percent of whom are based in the U.S. Avon has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

“The acquisition of Team Wendy is another important strategic step in the transformation of Avon Rubber into a leading provider of life critical personal protection systems,” said Paul McDonald, chief executive officer of Avon. “Team Wendy is a high-quality business with complementary liner and retention system technologies and established positions in Rest of World Military and First Responder helmet markets. Bringing Team Wendy into the same family with our existing Helmets & Armor business establishes Avon Protection as a global leader in Military and First Responder helmets, with an enhanced and broader product portfolio with stronger capabilities and routes to market.”

“We look forward to welcoming Team Wendy into the Avon family and working together to further develop head protection systems that prevent traumatic brain injury and to improve the performance and capability of our customers.”

“Team Wendy was founded to honor the legacy of my late daughter and improve head protection systems to prevent other families from experiencing a similar loss,” said Dan T. Moore, chairman, founder and principal owner of Team Wendy. “My family has always agreed that we would only ever sell Team Wendy if it was to the right partner. In meeting with the Avon leadership team and understanding their vision, it was clear to me that they would honor her legacy and help to drive continued and sustainable growth and innovation.”

Now Available – Raptor Tactical NVG mount

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

The Raptor Tactical NVG Mount gives you a low profile, yet durable option to mount your NVG’s and other helmet mounted items, like cameras and lights. ?


Made from impact modified composite nylon 6 with 30% fiberglass fill, the mount incorporates a tie down cord point.

The profile reduces the risk of snagging, and breaking during missions. Mounting hardware and LockTite is included?.

Compatible with most Rhino mounts on the market.


Sneak Peek – PVS-31 Battery Retention System from Ferro Concepts

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Coming soon from Ferro Concepts.

Alpine Dynamics – Hans Tactical Helmet Spike

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

After a long phase of designing, testing and evaluating in the field Alpine Dynamics is proud to reveal the official Hans Tactical Helmet Spike!

It will be available through their webshop exclusively and the first production run will be strictly limited and numbered.

Since they just got the materials in and production will take a while, the spikes are up for pre-order now and will be shipped out at the beginning of September.

Hans & the A.D. Crew

Check out the site for more details:


Save 20% on the 4D Tactical’s HIVE Retrofit Helmet Pad Kit

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Designed to make it easier to upfit your current helmet and make it more comfortable. The 4D Tactical pad kits were designed originally for the Air Force TACP community and today DoD, Federal, State/Local and allied foreign agencies are using these kits.

The HIVE Retrofit Helmet Kit is a rate and temperature sensitive material that conforms to the wearer’s unique head shape. The materials provide unparalleled comfort, fit, and stability. All pads are covered in a heat and moisture wicking NanoTech anti-microbial fabric. It is designed to draw perspiration away from the head and will actually cool the wearer through this evaporative process. The HIVE Kit is Berry Amendment (10 U.S.C 2533a) Compliant.

Visit us at 4dtactical.com/accessories and use HIVE20 for 20% off your purchase.

2nd Skull Protective Skull Cap

Friday, August 7th, 2020

Available from ADS Inc, the 2nd Skull Protective Skull Cap is a great choice for times when you need to protect your head from impact but a helmet is too much.


It is designed to fit comfortably under any helmet or as a stand-alone in non-helmet activities. The material is flexible at rest but can instantaneously harden under sudden pressure, helping to mitigate the effects of sudden impacts.

Diamond Age Unveil Advanced NeoSteel Tactical Helmet

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

The steel helmet has evolved, introducing a revolutionary, high-performance, ballistic helmet now available from Diamond Age.

McKinney, Texas (August 2020) – Texas-based, materials science and ballistics specialists, Diamond Age, have unveiled their latest addition to the tactical helmet market with the introduction of the groundbreaking new NeoSteel™ Helmet, a modular designed tactical-style helmet comprised of the most technologically advanced metal alloys.

Revolutionary in design, function, and material capability, the NeoSteel Helmet is an evolution in personal protection. Designed to meet the ever-changing needs of police and military personnel, including reserves and auxiliaries, the NeoSteel Helmet is the result of years of scientific research and development to ensure a high level of ballistic performance (VPAM-3 + Special Threats) at the lightest possible weight with all-day comfort and balance characteristics.

Diamond Age CEO, Jake Ganor, commented, “We are thrilled to be unveiling the NeoSteel Helmet to our law enforcement, security, rescue, contractor, and personal defense customers. Not since the original combat helmets have we seen such a huge step forward in protective tactical helmets. The NeoSteel Helmet is a metallurgical milestone. It’s what the M1 steel-pot helmet would have evolved into, had it not been abandoned in favor of the K-Pot helmet.”

Diamond Age NeoSteel Helmet with Accessories

During the NeoSteel Helmet R&D, it underwent rigorous developmental testing for ballistic impact and Diamond Age is proud to announce the NeoSteel Helmet offers best-in-class performance for minimal backface deformation (BFD) and impact trauma. Unlike current polymer-based helmets, the NeoSteel is also environmentally stable, providing users years of consistent rim-to-rim protection, without material degradation that would severely compromise protection performance.

“We’re confident that the NeoSteel Helmet hits the mark as the world’s toughest combat helmet. Development of leading-edge ballistic equipment is our single purpose and our testing has shown the NeoSteel to be capable of withstanding tremendous operational damage before its form or function is compromised,” Ganor added.

Diamond Age will soon offer accessories and attachments for the NeoSteel Helmet. Now available in Black, Green, or Tan and in Medium or Large/Extra-Large for an MSRP of $195.00.