November 23, 2009
OfficerStore.com and Witmer Public Safety Group, Inc. Welcomes Jay Kehoe as Sales Director, Eastern Region
COATESVILLE, PA - OfficerStore.com, a division of Witmer Public Safety Group, Inc. (WPSG), a leading supplier of public safety equipment and supplies, announced today that Jay Kehoe has been appointed Sales Director, Eastern Region. Kehoe's initial efforts will be establishing and managing strategic relationships and alliances with agencies, cities and municipalities; positioning WPSG as a premier supplier of law enforcement equipment, fire fighting equipment and other public safety equipment.
WPSG has been experiencing rapid growth nationwide and wanted to increase direct sales efforts in key areas of the eastern United States. "This newly created position fits perfectly with our geographic expansion plans. We are excited to see Jay identify, develop and cultivate business opportunities within local, state and federal law enforcement agencies", said James A. Witmer, CEO of WPSG. "I've known Jay for years and have always been impressed by his knowledge and passion for all the facets of public safety. He is an expert in the industry and will be a great asset to our company."
Kehoe brings 31 years of experience as a Law Enforcement Officer in addition to an extensive background that includes the development of laser based, hand-held non-lethal weapons. His last position was as Director of Strategic Business Development with Taser International Inc. where he worked closely with Law Enforcement and the Department of Defense.
About Witmer Public Safety Group, Inc.
Witmer Public Safety Group, Inc. was established in 1985 - doing business as P & R Products Company. In 1994 they initially entered the firefighting equipment industry with Gearmasters, their custom designed line of Fire Station Turnout Gear Storage Racks and Lockers. In 1996 the company launched their first e-commerce site: HelmetPartsSource.com, in response to demands from firefighters for replacement helmet parts. In 2004 the company launched OfficerStore.com as they entered the law enforcement portion of the public safety market. Since 2005 the company has made three strategic acquisitions to position Witmer Public Safety Group as one of the nation's largest suppliers to both markets.
Today the company offers product lines from more than 400 manufacturers. Distribution channels include two globally recognized e-commerce sites, four retail locations in Pennsylvania and Maryland, plus a large regional direct sales force made up primarily of experienced firefighters and law enforcement officers who are able to provide the personal attention and support each department requires.
Witmer Public Safety Group's motto is Equipping Heroes™ and this continues as they extend their commitment to provide the industry's best equipment and supplies to the professional men and women who serve to ensure the public's safety.
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