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Sellmark acquires INFORCE: Bright Future Ahead!

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Adds top-tier firearm- and helmet-mounted lighting solutions

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – With much of the business world static and sheltering through the pandemic, Sellmark has continued to push forward and realize significant business growth. Sellmark is excited to emphasize the company’s growth with the addition of INFORCE, a top-tier lighting solution brand designed to meet the demanding needs of law enforcement, military, security agencies and citizens.    

“We’re excited to add INFORCE to our family of brands. The brand and products are a perfect fit for Sellmark,” stated Sellmark founder and chief executive officer, James Sellers. “We strive to be the number one developer of brands and products for outdoor lifestyles. Given the robust customer base of military, law enforcement and quality-minded customers, the INFORCE brand fits seamlessly with our mission.”  

United States made and trusted globally, INFORCE offers branded and OEM products worldwide to producers, distributors, agencies and consumers. While customers currently employ INFORCE light systems internationally, Sellmark’s global resources ensure INFORCE devices are recognized, accessible and utilized on all six inhabited continents.

“Since day one, INFORCE has been committed to providing industry-leading rifle and pistol lights and accessories,” said Matthew Wolfe of INFORCE. “We are excited to partner with Sellmark and continue our commitment to quality products for our consumers and military and law enforcement partners.”

Currently, INFORCE produces standalone flashlights and light systems mountable to pistols, rifles and helmets for every outdoor scenario, from camping and low-light shooting or hunting to high-stakes, close-quarter operations. INFORCE light systems are available with high-intensity LED lighting from 400 to 1,000 lumens, as well as up to 400 Mw infrared illumination for night-vision compatibility.

Federal and Defense Textile Summit – May 24-25 in Charlotte

Friday, May 13th, 2022

The upcoming Federal and Defense Textile (FEDTex) Summit is May 24 and 25 in Charlotte, NC. In addition to the sessions on the textile industry, there will be sessions on individual, organizational, and safety equipment as well as combat clothing.

There is a pretty impressive array of speakers that will be present to include DLA, PEO Soldier, MARCORSYSCOM, etc.

This summit is not just a brief to industry, but an attempt by DOD entities to reach out to industry on issues concerning workforce and supply chain issues.

Here is the link to the event info.

Jon Becker, Founder of Aardvark Tactical and PROJECT7 ARMOR, Releases The Debrief, A New Conversational Podcast Centered on Tactical Leadership

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

After over four decades spent serving and protecting tactical operators, Jon Becker is imparting some of the lessons he has learned along the way to listeners across the nation. The Debrief is an interview-based podcast that tells the stories of the leaders of some of the world’s top law enforcement and military units – individuals who navigate dangerous situations with their highly effective teams every day.

Jon Becker founded AARDVARK at just seventeen years old. The company started out as a climbing equipment business, often selling gear to SWAT teams and operators. After attending law school and working in police litigation, Becker realized that the best way he could serve tactical operators was by producing and providing high quality gear and products that would enhance operator safety on the job. After AARDVARK’s expansion and success, Becker founded PROJECT7, a provider of purpose-built, scalable, and configurable tactical platforms. Throughout this decades-long journey, Becker has learned invaluable lessons about the lives and work of law enforcement and tactical operators, leading him to a deep understanding of the principles and core values behind highly effective teams. After keynoting for many years on the leadership of elite units and what he terms “culture-centric” leadership, Becker is putting those lessons into The Debrief, a non-profit podcast that serves the wider public.

Although The Debrief focuses on the stories of tactical officers and team leaders, the audience is much more broad: leaders from all spheres, including business, entrepreneurship, communications, healthcare, law enforcement, and much more, will be informed and inspired by the lessons The Debrief has to impart. Jon and guests will cover conversations that are relevant to leaders of any field, including accountability, psychology, risk taking, and collaboration. The primary goal of The Debrief is to share these stories in the hopes of making us all better leaders, better thinkers, and better people.

The Debrief is available wherever you find your podcasts, including Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, and Google Play. Visit to stay updated on the latest episodes as they release.

Catch Up With Forgeline Solutions at SOF Select

Monday, May 9th, 2022

If you’re familiar with Lost Arrow Project, makers of the USSOCOM issued Military Alpine Recce System of clothing then you already know Forgeline Solutions.

It’s the same great team, same great designs and same great US-based supply chain. They’re just sporting a new name. It’s been a couple of years since we’ve met up as industry and customers, so this is your chance to reacquaint yourselves with Forgeline.

See them at SOF Select, May 17-19 in the Westin Tampa Waterside.

Dagmar Steinert to Join Executive Board of Rheinmetall, Taking Over from Helmut P. Merch as Group CFO Starting in January 2023

Sunday, May 8th, 2022

Dagmar Steinert, 57, has been appointed to the Executive Board of Rheinmetall, effective 1 January 2023. Steinert, currently a member of the board of management of Fuchs Petrolub SE responsible for commercial operations as well as legal affairs, compliance, and digitization, is due to succeed Helmut P. Merch, 66, as Chief Financial Officer of Rheinmetall, who retires at the end of 2022.

Ulrich Grillo, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rheinmetall AG, and Armin Papperger, Chairman of the Group’s Executive Board, issued the following joint statement: “In Dagmar Steinert we are gaining an outstanding expert in all areas of corporate finance, who moreover has a great deal of experience in communicating with the capital markets. She will continue Helmut Merch’s longstanding successful work on the Executive Board, thanks not least to her excellent knowledge of Rheinmetall’s business, processes, and corporate culture, gained when she was a Group executive.”

From 2003 to 2013, Dagmar Steinert headed the Accounting Department of Rheinmetall AG. As well as holding a degree in Business Administration from the University of Cologne, she is a certified auditor and tax advisor. Steinert began her career at various auditing and tax consultancy firms, lastly spending five years at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Following her time at Rheinmetall, she joined the MDax-listed company Fuchs Petrolub in Mannheim, initially serving as Head of Investor Relations. In 2016 she joined the company’s board of management as CFO.

CFO of Rheinmetall since January 2013, Helmut P. Merch first joined the company in 1982, where he has held a wide variety of leadership posts. Among other things, during his forty years with the Group he has headed former Rheinmetall subsidiaries, serving as division head and board member of the former mechanical engineering subsidiary Jagenberg AG and as deputy chairman of Aditron AG, an electronics company previously owned by the Group. Since 2001, he has been CFO of Rheinmetall’s Defence arm, a role he continued to play following his accession to the Executive Board of Rheinmetall AG. The Supervisory Board and Executive Board will honour Helmut P. Merch’s achievements on behalf of the company at an official ceremony at the end of 2022.

South Dakota U.S. Senator Mike Rounds Visits Silencer Central Facilities

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – May 3, 2022 – Silencer Central, America’s largest silencer dealer, had the pleasure of welcoming United States Senator Mike Rounds to their facilities on Friday, April 29th. Senator Rounds commits his time in office to promoting issues that protect veterans, rebuild military funding and protect the Second Amendment from extensive regulations.


Senator Rounds met with CEO Brandon Maddox to discuss how Silencer Central’s business has impacted his constituents in South Dakota as they bring about business and work opportunities in the firearms space. Silencer Central has helped drive the state’s economy by bringing jobs that directly impact economic growth. During his time in Sioux Falls, Senator Rounds emphasized his support of funding the e-Forms process which allows for law-abiding consumers to purchase suppressors legally and without lengthy waiting periods.

“Senator Rounds is a dedicated legislator who is serving South Dakota in an important capacity,” said Brandon Maddox, CEO of Silencer Central. “He makes time to see how our state’s economy is impacted and how it can grow. Having his support, as well as the support of others in Congress, means that Silencer Central can continue to legally distribute suppressors and change the hunting game for everyone.”

Silencer Central delivers silencers directly to customers in the 42 states where silencers are legal. The shipping process has revolutionized the way suppressors are sold and allows for customers to streamline their purchasing experience by cutting out unnecessary hurdles to silencer ownership.

Customers can buy direct from Silencer Central at the event. For more information, call 888-781-8778 or visit

Springfield Armory Introduces FIRSTLINE Discount Program

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

Springfield Armory has strong connections to those that serve both our nation and its citizens. And with its FIRSTLINE program, it has a new way to thank them for their service. This program, open to a wide range of qualified professionals, is designed to offer a select listing of Springfield Armory firearms at discounted pricing in a simple, streamlined process. The select list of firearms includes 37 specific models and variants, and all pistols offered in the line come with three magazines. The products offered in the FIRSTLINE program come from the Hellcat, 1911, XD, SAINT, Hellion and M1A families of firearms.

See if you qualify here.

Mission Spec and Custombilt Firearms Manufacturing Join Forces

Monday, May 2nd, 2022


Nylon gear manufacturer Mission Spec (KS) has announced that they along with Custombilt Firearms Manufacturing of Kansas City have joined forces.  The two companies are now co-located in Overland Park, KS and plan to use each other’s strengths and expertise to produce a superior product in both respective fields.  Mission Spec has produced the following video with more information.