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ARLINGTON, VA, DECEMBER 1, 2021 – Armor Express, a leading manufacturer and distributor of life-saving ballistic protective solutions, today announced that Jim Henderson has decided to step down as Chief Executive Officer and that the Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Lushana Offutt as CEO, effective January 1, 2022. Henderson will continue to serve on the company’s Board as Chairman.
Ms. Offutt brings over 20 years of defense sector experience, with strong relationships within the Department of Defense (DoD), Federal Government, and industry. Since 2019, she has served as Armor Express’ SVP of Government Operations, where she spearheaded the company’s US government and military sales division, as well as manufacturing operations, and led key initiatives, such as overseeing the integration of KDH Defense Systems following its acquisition by Armor Express; implementing a new ERP system at the combined company; and guiding efforts to overcome the complex logistics and supply chain challenges presented by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to joining Armor Express, Ms. Offutt previously served in a variety of executive leadership roles, including SVP of Operations and SVP of Strategy at ADS Inc., a leading provider of equipment, procurement, logistics, and supply chain solutions to the DoD as well as federal, state, and local agencies.
“It has been a pleasure to serve Armor Express and its customers as CEO over the past four years and I look forward to continuing as Chairman of the Board,” said Jim Henderson. “Lushana has done a tremendous job driving innovation and positive results in her role as SVP of Government Operations. I am confident she will bring that same level of impact to the role of CEO to propel Armor Express toward continued growth and success in 2022 and beyond.”
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead such a fantastic organization,” said Lushana Offutt. “We have made great strides during my time here, and I look forward to continuing to work with Jim and the rest of the management team to grow the business and find new ways to better serve our customers.”
ABOUT ARMOR EXPRESS
Armor Express is a leading manufacturer and distributor of life-saving ballistic protective solutions. Founded in 2005, today the company is one of the largest providers of soft and hard armor products, proudly serving the Federal and Domestic Law Enforcement markets, the Department of Defense, First Responders, and America’s allies around the world. Through our unwavering commitment to quality, innovation, and operational excellence, we take pride in bringing America’s protectors home safe. For more information, please visit www.armorexpress.com.
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