Company Overview

Protective Products Enterprises (PPE) is a leading manufacturer of body armor for the United States Army, Marine Corps, Defense Logistics Agency, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, as well as Elite Special Forces.  At PPE, we continuously integrate leading-edge ballistic technologies with ergonomic carrier designs in producing products that offer not only superior ballistic protection but also optimum comfort in the most challenging environments. Supported by two world-class manufacturing facilities in Florida and nearly 1,200 employees, PPE is committed to producing and delivering the most technologically advanced ballistic systems that are unparalleled in protection, comfort and functionality.

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 1993, Protective Products Enterprises (PPE) has helped shape the development of advanced body armor systems. The Company’s track record is unmatched in the area of research, development and the production of new protective solutions to meet the ever-escalating threat continuum. Our body armor systems are constantly reviewed and adapted to meet rising threat levels and enhance survivability.

 

For nearly two decades, PPE has collaborated with leading industry experts across the world and today, is a recognized authority in ballistic protection. Combining science with our human-engineering efforts, we are able to design and produce systems that not only offer the best possible protection, but also support the secondary needs of the client as well.

 

Today, PPE continues to serve as one of the principal suppliers of body armor to the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, various branches of the U.S. government and Elite Special Forces. The Company also sells its protective solutions to allied nations including customers in Mexico, Ecuador, France, Afghanistan, Iraq, Panama and Macau, among others.

 

Never standing still, PPE leads the way in pioneering groundbreaking innovations in body armor technology, thus ensuring unparalleled ballistic protection for those who serve to safeguard our communities both domestically and abroad.

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

    Protective Products Enterprises (PPE) is a leading manufacturer of body armor for the United States Army, Marine Corps, Defense Logistics Agency, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, as well as Elite Special Forces.  At PPE, we continuously integrate leading-edge ballistic technologies with ergonomic carrier designs in producing products that offer not only superior ballistic protection but also optimum comfort in the most challenging environments. Supported by two world-class manufacturing facilities in Florida and nearly 1,200 employees, PPE is committed to producing and delivering the most technologically advanced ballistic systems that are unparalleled in protection, comfort and functionality.

  • 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

    Scott Nelson

    President of Gould & Goodrich

    Dan Costa

    President of First Tactical

    Michael Archibald

    President of The Protective Group

    Shelby Carpenter

    SVP Military Operations

    Maria Romero

    Director of HR

  • History

    Since 1993, Protective Products Enterprises (PPE) has helped shape the development of advanced body armor systems. The Company’s track record is unmatched in the area of research, development and the production of new protective solutions to meet the ever-escalating threat continuum. Our body armor systems are constantly reviewed and adapted to meet rising threat levels and enhance survivability.

     

    For nearly two decades, PPE has collaborated with leading industry experts across the world and today, is a recognized authority in ballistic protection. Combining science with our human-engineering efforts, we are able to design and produce systems that not only offer the best possible protection, but also support the secondary needs of the client as well.

     

    Today, PPE continues to serve as one of the principal suppliers of body armor to the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, various branches of the U.S. government and Elite Special Forces. The Company also sells its protective solutions to allied nations including customers in Mexico, Ecuador, France, Afghanistan, Iraq, Panama and Macau, among others.

     

    Never standing still, PPE leads the way in pioneering groundbreaking innovations in body armor technology, thus ensuring unparalleled ballistic protection for those who serve to safeguard our communities both domestically and abroad.

  • 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.