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Derek McDonald Named SureFire's Vice President of Marketing

Surefire LLC Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 12/18/2006

Long-time employee promoted from director of marketing to Vice President


Derek McDonald - SureFire's Vice President of Marketing

Derek McDonald
SureFire's Vice President of Marketing

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Ca. - Derek McDonald has been promoted to the position of vice president of marketing for SureFire, LLC, the California-based company best known for producing high-end, highperformance flashlights. McDonald, who was previously director of marketing for SureFire, will be responsible for all marketing, brand management, ecommerce, and public relations functions at the company.

"SureFire is renowned for building the absolute best. For leading the industry when it comes to technology and innovation,” said Dr. John Matthews, SureFire’s founder/president, “Derek has consistently demonstrated leadership and innovation in developing and implementing the company’s marketing strategies. I’m confident that, as V.P. of marketing, he’ll continue to push the SureFire brand forward, extending and preserving our reputation as the producer of the world’s finest illumination tools.”

Mr. McDonald, a U.S. Navy veteran, started with SureFire in 1996 as a low-light tactics instructor and marketing manager for the SureFire Institute, a SureFire division offering tactical training for law enforcement and military professionals. He has guided SureFire’s advertising strategies and marketing activities since his promotion to marketing director in 2004. He possesses a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from University of Phoenix and over 15 years of sales and marketing experience.

About Surefire LLC

SureFire manufactures rugged, compact but powerful illumination tools used by outdoor enthusiasts, military, law enforcement, and others who depend on high-quality flashlights.

Visit Surefire online at www.surefire.com.