The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, has named David Brundage as the new chief product eligibility and safety advisor for the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show(SHOT Show). Brundage succeeds Ken Green, who had long held the same position and retired earlier this year from the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute(SAAMI).
The SHOT Show’s chief safety advisor is responsible for supervising a team of independently contracted safety and product eligibility advisors and directing the enforcement of all rules related to the eligibility, safe display, and advertising of products and materials exhibited at the show. Firearms and ammunition are among the many products displayed at the SHOT Show. To promote a safe show environment, the safety advisors inspect exhibitor products, displays and booths, and they patrol the show’s exhibition areas to ensure safety and exhibitor conformance with the show’s rules and regulations.
No stranger to the SHOT Show, Brundage has worked for NSSF as a product eligibility and safety advisor nearly 30 years. During that time, he worked with other notable safety advisors from NSSF and SAAMI such as Green, Chuck Turner, Harry Hampton, Earl Larson and Paul Eschrich.
“David brings an extensive amount of practical and forensic firearms experience to NSSF’s product eligibility and safety advisor team,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “He and his team will ensure that our show runs professionally and safely.”
Said Brundage, “I am looking forward to another safe and successful SHOT Show for NSSF and its attendees.”
Brundage is retired from the Illinois State Police, having served 24 years for that agency’s forensic laboratory system. During that time, he worked as a forensic scientist, served as the firearms training coordinator for the state and later as an assistant laboratory director for the training lab. Following his retirement, he began a second career with the Indianapolis-Marion County Crime Lab, from which he retired in 2007.
Brundage is a past president and distinguished member of the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners, an international forensic organization.
He currently works as a Nashville-based independent consultant examining physical evidence involved in both criminal and civil litigations in the area of firearms identification. He regularly testifies as an expert witness in numerous district and federal trials throughout the United States.
Learn more about the SHOT Show at www.shotshow.org.