Company Overview

When Protective Apparel Corporation of America, Inc. (PACA) was founded in 1975, the company had one mission in mind: to produce the highest-quality and safest body armor in the world. By combining superior craftsmanship with leading-edge ballistic technology, this singular vision has become a reality: We offer law enforcement and corrections professionals the most advanced ballistic protection available today. Our standards of quality ensure that when you rely on PACA for your body armor, you can expect high-quality protective products at an outstanding value with superb customer service.

Executive Leadership

Board of Directors

Daniel Gaston

CEO

 

H. Hugh Shelton

Director

General, USA (R)

 

Brian L. Stafford

Director

United States Secret Service (Ret)

Company History

Since its inception in 1975, PACA Body Armor has maintained an unwavering commitment to developing and producing the highest-quality, most wearable, safest body armor in the industry. The first 18 years were dedicated to government/military contracts. PACA manufactured critical components for the Interceptor® OTV, including the ballistic yoke/collar and bomb suits.

 

In 1993, PACA moved into the local law enforcement market, providing police officers with the same level of protection once available only through government contracts. Since then, PACA has provided the most advanced ballistic protection available for law enforcement and corrections professionals, and our commitment to innovation continues today. As PACA has grown, our passion for new products has grown, too. We continue to develop, manufacture and deliver life-saving protective solutions that represent the highest standards of quality and customer service.

 

Today, PACA is solidly entrenched as one of the top manufacturers of corrections body armor, encompassing both concealable and tactical carrier designs engineered to protect against ballistic and stab threats. With two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Florida, we consistently deliver the highest-quality body-armor systems in the world by driving innovation and continuously exceeding customer expectations.

 

Milestones

Our Partners

Point Blank’s ballistic engineers and our Design & Development team continuously engage in joint research initiatives with globally renowned producers of advanced, high-strength fibers and other technology leaders. Our ongoing collaboration with the leading fiber manufacturers such as DuPont, Honeywell, DSM, Teijin and Pro-Systems, among other world-renowned fabric converters and weavers gives us access to ground-breaking discoveries which will impact the next generation of ultra-performance hybrids.

 

 

 

Our Commitment

Point Blank Enterprises (PBE) has helped shape major developments in the body armor industry, spanning four decades. PBE has been the industry’s leading innovator of new products and designs engineered to maximize protection, becoming synonymous with superior technology, uncompromising quality and complete dedication to customer service.   Our research and development efforts continue to produce lighter, thinner, more flexible, and higher performing ballistic packages while producing optimal standards for comfort and wearability.

 

Our unyielding commitment in delivering maximum-performance products which consistently exceed National Institute of Justice (NIJ), military, federal and international testing requirements is a testament to our superior quality standards.  These standards transcend into every facet of our product evolution process, from the moment a new material is introduced to the rigorous testing procedures performed daily.  At Point Blank, we never forget that our customers rely on us to protect their lives.

  • Company Overview

    When Protective Apparel Corporation of America, Inc. (PACA) was founded in 1975, the company had one mission in mind: to produce the highest-quality and safest body armor in the world. By combining superior craftsmanship with leading-edge ballistic technology, this singular vision has become a reality: We offer law enforcement and corrections professionals the most advanced ballistic protection available today. Our standards of quality ensure that when you rely on PACA for your body armor, you can expect high-quality protective products at an outstanding value with superb customer service.

  • Executive Leadership

    Executive Leadership:

     

     

    Daniel Gaston

    CEO

     

    Ivan Habibe

    CFO

     

    Paulo Motoki

    COO

    Michael Foreman

    EVP International Business Development / Federal Sales / Marketing

    Hoyt Schmidt

    EVP Commercial Business

    Tom Steffen

    SVP Government Programs

    Clarence Hutton

    VP Operations

    Michael Sumner

    VP of Quality

    Eden Llopiz

    VP Supply Chain

    Shelby Carpenter

    VP Military Operations

    Lex Watson

    VP and General Manager TPG

    Maria Romero

    Director of HR

  • History

    Since its inception in 1975, PACA Body Armor has maintained an unwavering commitment to developing and producing the highest-quality, most wearable, safest body armor in the industry. The first 18 years were dedicated to government/military contracts. PACA manufactured critical components for the Interceptor® OTV, including the ballistic yoke/collar and bomb suits.

     

    In 1993, PACA moved into the local law enforcement market, providing police officers with the same level of protection once available only through government contracts. Since then, PACA has provided the most advanced ballistic protection available for law enforcement and corrections professionals, and our commitment to innovation continues today. As PACA has grown, our passion for new products has grown, too. We continue to develop, manufacture and deliver life-saving protective solutions that represent the highest standards of quality and customer service.

     

    Today, PACA is solidly entrenched as one of the top manufacturers of corrections body armor, encompassing both concealable and tactical carrier designs engineered to protect against ballistic and stab threats. With two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Florida, we consistently deliver the highest-quality body-armor systems in the world by driving innovation and continuously exceeding customer expectations.

     

  • Partners

    Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. (PBE) is the worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of high performance, protective solutions for the U.S. Military and Department of Defense, Federal Agencies and both domestic and international law enforcement and corrections professionals. The Company has the strongest portfolio of product brands in the industry including Point Blank Body Armor, Protective Products, PACA and PARACLETE®.  We are committed to producing the most technologically advanced ballistic systems which not only offer superior protection but optimum comfort in the most challenging environments.  With two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Florida, we consistently deliver the highest quality body armor systems in the world by driving innovation and continuously exceeding customer expectations.

  • Commitment

    Point Blank Enterprises (PBE) has helped shape major developments in the body armor industry, spanning four decades. PBE has been the industry’s leading innovator of new products and designs engineered to maximize protection, becoming synonymous with superior technology, uncompromising quality and complete dedication to customer service.   Our research and development efforts continue to produce lighter, thinner, more flexible, and higher performing ballistic packages while producing optimal standards for comfort and wearability.

     

    Our unyielding commitment in delivering maximum-performance products which consistently exceed National Institute of Justice (NIJ), military, federal and international testing requirements is a testament to our superior quality standards.  These standards transcend into every facet of our product evolution process, from the moment a new material is introduced to the rigorous testing procedures performed daily.  At Point Blank, we never forget that our customers rely on us to protect their lives.