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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.

“Nick has demonstrated high quality leadership during his tenure with DRIFIRE,” said Steven Scheyer, CEO of Optimer Brands, which produces DRIFIRE products. “His collaborative attitude and commitment to exceeding expectations will make him a very effective leader of our government sales team,” added Scheyer.

“I’m honored to be able to lead a great team that is dedicated to ensuring that our warfighters have access to the most comfortable and protective clothing in the market,” said Pence regarding his promotion. “Having been in the front line myself, I know how important it is to have equipment that increases your comfort and effectiveness in combat, and I look forward to expanding DRIFIRE’s adoption across the military in this new role,” concluded Pence.

ABOUT DRIFIRE: DRIFIRE® (http://www.drifire.com), a premier developer, manufacturer and marketer of comfortable flame resistant fabrics and clothes, offers garments that provide optimal levels of comfort, moisture management and flame resistance. DRIFIRE's superior drirelease® patented technology and wide product selection have helped it quickly become the leading provider of Comfortable FR Wear across its military and commercial markets. For all of the latest DRIFIRE news and updates, follow us on twitter (twitter.com/drifire) and Facebook (facebook.com/drifire). To learn more about DRIFIRE, visit www.DRIFIRE.com.