Ron Gburek (MBA ’91) Named Chief Operating Officer of KDH Defense Systems, Inc.

9.22.2011 Alumni News, Article, Careers

Manufacturer of American-made custom body armor appoints supply chain executive and textile industry veteran Ron Gburek as Chief Operating Officer

EDEN, N.C., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — KDH Defense Systems, Inc. (KDH), a leading manufacturer of American-made custom body armor solutions for military, law enforcement and federal agencies, has announced the appointment of Ronald J. Gburek as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Gburek will lead the company's strategic initiatives which are focused on expanding the market share of KDH's industry leading body armor solutions while overseeing the company's operations, sales and marketing activities.

"Ron is a well-respected administrator with an outstanding reputation for interpersonal communications, team-building and business strategy development and implementation," said Dave Herbener, Chief Executive Officer for KDH. "As KDH continues to grow, it is essential for our operations to become even more efficient and sophisticated. Ron's extensive experience spans the entire supply chain including R&D, product development, materials procurement, manufacturing and distribution, all of which will enable him to play a key role in developing KDH's future growth as we continue to focus on new revenue streams and expand our brand across multiple platforms."

Mr. Gburek is a veteran of the textile industry, bringing over 25 years of experience in both domestic and international arenas while managing large, multi-national organizations. His career accomplishments have included managing significant portions of the supply chain at Sara Lee Branded Apparel, led the integration of multiple Hanes Brands supply chains, and leading multi-million dollar projects to build state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the Dominican Republic and El Salvador. He holds an MBA from the Babcock Graduate School of Management of Wake Forest University and a BS Industrial Management degree from Purdue University.

KDH Defense Systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of American-made custom body armor solutions for military, law enforcement and federal agencies. Headquartered in Eden, North Carolina, 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, which has been designated a Federal HUB Zone region in its entirety by the Small Business Administration.

SOURCE: KDH Defense Systems, Inc.