EDEN, N.C., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KDH Defense Inc. has announced that Steve Phillips has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Julie Kiselica joined as Regional Sales Manager. Phillips will assume the role of managing and strengthening existing customer relationships while working to develop new business opportunities. As VP of Sales and Marketing, his responsibilities will include managing domestic law enforcement, handling distributor partner relations, and establishing appropriate strategies that maximize sales growth for KDH products. Phillips has worked in sales and management since 1979. His background includes building start-up companies and exceeding revenue goals and management objectives at established organizations.
Kiselica will assume sales responsibility for the Northeast area of the country working with distributors in the New England, and Middle Atlantic States. Kiselica formally served in the U.S. Army as Personnel Management Specialist. During her active duty Julie was recognized for going above and beyond her peers and received the Presidential Award for Military Fitness. After the military, Julie gained her sales experience by growing revenue in the retail channel. Kiselica also was instrumental in developing revenue growth for West Corporation exceeding revenue goals in technology sales. Most recently Julie worked for Inmar as a sales executive, again growing the business by developing long term business strategies.
As part of the sales growth plan, KDH is integrating sales and marketing professionals from various industries with experts in the field of ballistics, body armor and law enforcement veterans. "KDH Defense is anticipating significant growth by having Steve and Julie working in tandem with Paul Larkin, Vice President of Business Development at KDH, in the development of solutions to protect members of law enforcement and first responder communities," said Dave Herbener, Chief Executive Officer for KDH Defense Inc.
ABOUT KDH DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INC.
KDH Defense Systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of American-made custom body armor solutions for military, law enforcement, federal agencies and corrections. Headquartered in Eden, North Carolina, a region with a rich history in the U.S. textile industry, KDH Defense Systems' ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facility currently consists of 139,000 square feet of armor cutting, sewing and ballistic design operations, as well as product development, sales and administration. The Eden facility resides in Rockingham County.
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SOURCE KDH Defense Systems, Inc.