Daniel Defense Names New Chief Operating Officer

   05.19.14

Daniel Defense, engineering and manufacturing the world’s finest weapons systems, precision rail systems and accessories, today announced a new Chief Operating Officer, Fred Sharp.

Mr. Sharp joins Daniel Defense from Ferno Washington, Inc., where he was Vice President of Operations and Engineering. Prior to that, he served as President and CEO of Omega International, Inc., and has a rich history of experience in aerospace and defense, medical, steel and automotive industries.

“Daniel Defense is the type of company anyone in an operations capacity would love to work for,” said Sharp. “The reputation for quality weapons is a result of state of the art machines, facilities and outstanding employees. I’m excited to be a part of such a forward looking company.”

Cindy Daniel, the company’s COO since 2001, has transitioned into her new role as Executive Vice President. “I’m excited about Fred joining our team,” explained Cindy.
“With his expertise, he can get us to the next level in growing our manufacturing processes.” While she will no longer be overseeing the day-to-day operations at the Black Creek, Georgia, and Ridgeland, South Carolina, facilities, her main focus will be primarily developing and maintaining customer and vendor relations as well as employee welfare.

“Fred’s vast experience in manufacturing and success in lean operations makes him the right fit for our executive management team,” said Marty Daniel, President and CEO of Daniel Defense. “Our continued growth demands a top industry leader whose knowledge will help us improve and maximize efficiencies. It’s essential for increasing our profitability, while maintaining quality control and ensuring on-time delivery to our customers.”

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