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SureFire Appoints New Vice President of Sales

SureFire, LLC Press Release - 2/23/2007

Francisco “Paco” Palop brings experience from aerospace and networking fields to oversight position

Francisco "Paco" Palop

Francisco "Paco" Palop

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Ca. - SureFire, LLC, designer and manufacturer of high-end illumination tools and tactical products, has named Francisco “Paco” Palop as their new vice president of sales. Mr. Palop will oversee all of SureFire’s sales functions, including customer service, fulfillment, and technical support.

“We’re excited to have Paco join the SureFire team,” said John Matthews, president of SureFire. “His extensive experience in the aerospace and defense industry will prove invaluable as SureFire continues to grow.”

Mr. Palop was formerly employed with L-3 Communications, where he served as vice president of business development and marketing, overseeing the sales of power conversion systems for military and commercial marine, aerospace, and critical-mission applications. His broad-based experience includes commercial, military/defense, international, and he has been responsible for direct reports in multiple business units both in the United States and overseas. Mr. Palop has managed all facets of sales, marketing and business development including restructuring sales and marketing systems, managing both domestic and international sales teams, and implementing strategic plans related to sales forecasts.

Mr. Palop received his degree in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley as well as an MBA from California State University, Fullerton. He began his career as a mechanical design engineer at Hughes Aircraft. While there, he moved into sales, marketing, and business development. He has worked in these capacities at several other companies, including Eaton-Aerospace Controls and Meggit-Endevco.

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.

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