Mr. Kopan brings outstanding leadership credentials to his current position as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technology for Point Blank Enterprises (PBE). In his current role, Mr. Kopan oversees all research, development and product design initiatives as Point Blank continues to advance its innovative offerings in personal protection for the Law Enforcement, Corrections, Federal, and Military/Defense markets. He is responsible for managing all engineering personnel, R&D programs and related organizational strategies for technical and sales.
He has served in various management capacities for the last 15 years. He most recently served as Vice President of Engineering and Product Development at PBE, where he has overseen the Design Engineering Team, Product Development Engineering Team and Test Range. In this role, he also managed a $4 million annual Department of Defense (“DoD”) research program portfolio. He joined The Protective Group, now a subsidiary of PBE, in July 2013 as Director of New Program Development and was responsible for managing the R&D department and key DoD contracts. He also led the development and qualification of systems in all areas of armor protection, and oversaw business expansion initiatives and the creation of market strategies.
Prior to joining PBE and The Protective Group, Mr. Kopan served as Director of Research and Development at TenCate Advanced Armor Inc., where he was responsible for all engineering and product development operations for the North and South America markets. He also acquired tremendous experience in his career as a technical lead and armor development and manufacturing engineer at Ceradyne Inc., Trek Bicycle Corporation and Raytheon Company, respectively. An alumnus of Winona State University in Minnesota, Mr. Kopan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Composite Materials Engineering and an MBA from California State University, Fullerton in Fullerton, California.Back to Executive Leaders