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Category: 2011


DRIFIRE, Leading Maker of Comfortable FR Wear, Welcomes New Controller Patricia Carroll to Team

DRIFIRE® expands its financial team with new Controller Patricia Carroll, a Certified Public Accountant with strong analytical, strategic and problem solving skills

CHICAGO - DRIFIRE®, a leading provider of Comfortable FR Wear, recently announced the addition of Patricia Carroll to its finance team. As the new Controller at DRIFIRE®, Carroll will be reporting directly to CFO Patrick Gainer and will provide the financial insight, guidance and expertise needed to continuously improve the company’s internal controls and profits.


DRIFIRE, Leading Provider of Comfortable FR Wear, Welcomes New SVP Grady Burrell to Team

DRIFIRE® expands its International and Commercial/Industrial Sales team with new Senior Vice President Grady Burrell

CHICAGO - DRIFIRE®, maker of Comfortable FR Wear, recently announced the addition of Grady Burrell to its sales team. As the new Senior Vice President of International and Commercial/Industrial Sales, Burrell will be reporting directly to CEO Steven Scheyer and will play a key role in the growth and success of DRIFIRE® commercial and industrial flame resistant apparel.


DRIFIRE Promotes Nick Pence to Head of Government Sales

Chicago, IL. -- DRIFIRE®, maker of Comfortable FR Wear, has promoted Nick Pence, a former Army Ranger and current member of the National Guard, to Senior Vice-President of Government Sales, making him responsible for leading the company’s Government Sales Force.

Nick joined DRIFIRE in January of 2011 from TenCate Defense and Tactical, where he served as Military Market Manager. Prior to his role at TenCate, Nick was on active duty, serving with the United Special Operations Command at 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment. While at SOCOM, he made four combat deployments—two to Iraq and two to Afghanistan. Nick’s military duty earned him numerous awards and commendations, including a Bronze Star with Valor and a Purple Heart.


DRIFIRE Expands Its Military Sales Team

Chicago, IL. -- DRIFIRE®, maker of Comfortable FR Wear, continues to expand its Military Sales Team with the addition of James Warrick, a former Joint Base Police Operations Superintendent who recently retired from the Air Force after 23 years of service.

Warrick, who joined DRIFIRE as an Air Force Sales Manager in July, began his Air Force career in 1988, following in his father’s footsteps. A career Security Policeman, his posts included Langley AFB, VA; Rockville Air Force Station, Iceland; Sembach, Germany; Fort Dix and McGuire AFB, NJ; Beale AFB, CA; and finally Joint Base McGuire-Dix in Lakehurst, NJ. In this last position, Warrick served as the Operations Superintendent for McGuire Air Force base and was responsible for training, equipping, and ensuring the effectiveness of over 300 Airmen, Sailors, Civilian Police Officers, contractors, and civilian personnel assigned to his squadron.


DRIFIRE Donates Flame Resistant Shirts to 2011 Run for the Heroes

DRIFIRE®, a leader in comfortable flame resistant shirts and clothing for military and commercial applications, supports the House of Heroes and the Run for the Heroes by donating over 140 shirts for participants.

Chicago, IL -- For the second consecutive year, DRIFIRE®, a leading developer of comfortable flame resistant (FR) shirts and FR clothing, has donated its DRIFIRE Comfortable FR Wear t-shirts to the Run for the Heroes Memorial Day event. Run for the Heroes is a 260-mile run and relay across the state of Georgia that takes place over Memorial Day Weekend and is open to all runners interested in supporting U.S. veterans.


DRIFIRE Spends Memorial Day With Troops in Afghanistan

CHICAGO, IL-- DRIFIRE®, a leading manufacturer of comfortable flame-resistant clothing, traveled to Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan over Memorial Day weekend to meet with troops, showcase its products, and collect feedback from deployed users of its Comfortable FR Wear clothing line.