CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mace Security International, Inc. (OTCQX: MACE) is proud to announce the addition of Paul Hughes to its senior leadership team as Executive Vice President, effective immediately. In his new role, Hughes will lead the strategic development, management and execution of a variety of performance initiatives for both consumer and tactical markets.
Hughes brings a wealth of relevant experience to MSI. Throughout his career, he has held roles at Taser and Smith & Wesson; both are NASDAQ listed companies. At Taser, he developed a business plan and multinational approach for driving sales in a newly defined market space including the launch of Axon body cameras. During his time at Smith & Wesson, Hughes was responsible for identifying branding and co-marketing opportunities with organizations sharing the legacy and notoriety of the brand.
“I am thrilled to welcome Paul to our senior leadership team,” said John McCann, CEO and president of MSI. “He will help us reach the next level of growth and profitability which we are striving to achieve. Additionally he will be developing a cohesive and sustainable approach to expanding our sales in the Law Enforcement segment. He will take on the responsibility of incorporating best practices learned at Taser and Smith & Wesson across all elements of the company.”
A Midwest native and US Marine veteran, Hughes holds a MBA in global management and leadership from Arizona State University, a certificate of non-lethal weapons from Penn State University and has completed the Entrepreneurship Development Program at MIT. Hughes has relocated from Arizona to Cleveland, OH for this role.
“Mace Brand has a rich history of innovation, industry-leading product and an extremely loyal fan base,” said Hughes. “We are building momentum in the safety and security category and we see significant additional opportunities which the Mace Brand can capitalize on. I’m very excited to join this amazing team and deliver strategies that reinforce Mace Brand as the market leader, in both the consumer and tactical markets.”
On Monday, Nov. 12, Mace Security International will be announcing its third quarter 2018 financial results and the company will hold an investor conference call on Tuesday, Nov. 13th at 11 a.m. Eastern.
About Mace® Security International, Inc.
Mace® Security International, Inc. is a globally recognized leader in personal safety and security. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, the company has spent more than 40 years designing and manufacturing consumer and tactical products for personal defense, security and surveillance under its world-renowned Mace® Brand – the original trusted brand of defense spray products. The company also offers aerosol defense sprays and tactical products for law enforcement and security professionals worldwide through its Mace® Take Down® brand. MSI distributes and supports Mace® Brand products and services through mass market retailers, wholesale distributors, independent dealers, e-commerce marketers and installation service providers. For more information, visit www.mace.com.