JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Safariland Group ("Safariland"), a leading provider of a comprehensive suite of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets and the parent company of VIEVU®, a trusted manufacturer of body worn video cameras used by thousands of law enforcement agencies in 17 countries, today announced that Tarey Gettys has been appointed as Vice President and General Manager of VIEVU. Gettys will be responsible for leading VIEVU's growth initiatives across its body worn camera and digital evidence management system platforms and for working with government and law enforcement officials on the creation and implementation of policies around these technologies.
Gettys brings nearly two decades of experience in the financial and safety and survivability industries. Most recently, he was Regional Director at Dimensional Fund Advisors, a $415 billion global investment firm, where he was responsible for relationship management, business development and for leading sales-related initiatives. He was previously a Vice President at PIMCO and a Senior Vice President at Amundi Smith Breeden, where he led client service initiatives and sales teams. Prior to his career in finance, Gettys served in the United States Navy, as both a Surface Warfare and SEAL Officer. Gettys holds an MBA from Stanford Business School and a B.S. in mathematics from the United States Naval Academy.
"Tarey brings a unique, multi-faceted mix of deep financial expertise and real-world experience from using some of our most advanced safety and survivability products," said Scott O'Brien, President of Safariland. "While serving in the Navy, Tarey gained an extensive understanding of some of Safariland's best-in-class offerings, which will be instrumental as we continue driving growth as the premier protective equipment and solutions provider. Tarey embodies our mission of saving lives, and I am confident that he will bring the passion, service and commitment inherent in VIEVU's culture as he takes on this leadership role."
Gettys said, "I am excited to join The Safariland Group and, specifically, VIEVU, a brand that serves both the law enforcement industry and broader communities at large. The body worn camera, evidence management and technology solutions we offer have tremendous growth potential and answer a real need in today's policing efforts. I look forward to leading the VIEVU team and leveraging my experience as we focus on bringing truth and transparency through our technology and innovation efforts."
Designed by Cops for Cops, VIEVU® is a leading provider of body worn and video technologies, providing secure, high-quality video cameras for law enforcement, security, emergency medical services and retailers. VIEVU Solution, the company's next generation fully-hosted cloud evidence management system, is built on Microsoft® Azure Government Cloud, the first enterprise cloud to directly support the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division. VIEVU is also the only provider of body worn cameras with Automated Video Redaction technology, a highly advanced redaction tool built to automatically blur faces and objects recorded on body worn cameras, without user involvement, in order to protect the privacy and identity of victims, innocent bystanders, minors and undercover police officers. Built on police experience, VIEVU technology is used by thousands of law enforcement agencies in 17 countries. VIEVU received the highest score in an evaluation of body worn video by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For information please visit www.vievu.com.
About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, ABA®, Second Chance®, VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group's mission, "Together, We Save Lives", is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.
For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com.
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