In his role as Director of Ballistic Research and Development, Sean is responsible for all soft ballistic pack design, development, testing, and certification standards for Armor Express. Sean’s direct reports include the team of laboratory technicians based out of Armor Express’s state-of-the-art Ballistic Research Lab (BRL) in Central Lake, MI. He reports to Lushana Offutt, Chief Executive Officer, and will serve on Armor Express’s executive leadership team.
Ludt joins Armor Express from Volvo Trucks, where he served as Quality and Lead Engineer for Chassis and Vehicle Dynamics Division. Prior to that, he held a variety of roles at industry-leading organizations such as Sturm, Ruger, & Company, Picatinny Arsenal, Lockheed Martin, and Youngstown State University Ballistics Research Lab, where he developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in ballistic product design, engineering, testing, and initiating voice of customer forums for end-user feedback. He is an avid firearms enthusiast, serving as an instructor for Firearms Technology courses. Sean holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a master’s degree in both Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Youngstown State.
An Ohio native, Sean, his fiancé, and three children now live in North Carolina near the Eden production facility. Sean considers himself a firearms enthusiast and his other main hobby is an auto mechanic restoring classic cars.