SUMMERVILLE, S.C., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Force Protection Industries, Inc., a FORCE PROTECTION INC. (NASDAQ: FRPT) group company, today announced the appointment of Gregory T. Troy as its Chief Human Resources Officer, a new position within the Company's senior management structure. Mr. Troy, who has responsibility for global human resources functions, is based at the Company's corporate headquarters in Summerville, South Carolina.
Mr. Troy comes to Force Protection from Modine Manufacturing Company ("Modine") where he held the position of Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since February 2006. Modine is a NYSE-listed global manufacturer of heat thermal devices located in Racine, Wisconsin, with approximately 7,000 employees in 33 locations and 17 countries.
Michael Moody, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Force Protection, Inc., said, "Greg brings over 25 years of extensive international human resources management experience to the Company, and I am pleased he is joining the Force Protection family. Our commitment to a highly focused, professional approach to human resources around the world is extremely important to us. We look forward to utilizing Greg's valuable insights and perspective as we further develop our employee base to ensure we continue to provide our customers with what we view as the best survivability products available."
Mr. Troy is a United States Army veteran, serving seven years as a transportation officer, where he attained the rank of Captain and was honorably discharged having been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.
Mr. Troy commented, "I am excited to join Force Protection in this critical role. The employees of Force Protection have developed innovative products that have saved countless lives, and the pride they feel in their work is a key reason I wanted to join the Company. I look forward to continuing to build on the solid foundation that Force Protection has established in the marketplace."
About Force Protection, Inc.
Force Protection, Inc. is a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of survivability solutions, including blast- and ballistic-protected wheeled vehicles currently deployed by the U.S. military and its allies to support armed forces and security personnel in conflict zones. The Company's specialty vehicles, including the Buffalo, Cougar, Ocelot and related variants, are designed specifically for reconnaissance and urban operations and to protect their occupants from landmines, hostile fire, and improvised explosive devices (commonly referred to as roadside bombs). Complementing these efforts, the Company is designing, developing and marketing the JAMMA, a new vehicle platform that provides increased modularity, transportability, speed and mobility. The Company also develops, manufactures, tests, delivers and supports products and services aimed at further enhancing the survivability of users against additional threats. In addition, the Company provides long-term life cycle support services of its vehicles that involve development of technical data packages, supply of spares, field and depot maintenance activities, assignment of skilled field service representatives, and advanced driver and maintenance training programs. For more information on Force Protection and its products and services, visit www.forceprotection.net.
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