Avon Protection

Avon-ISI Changes Name to Avon Protection

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (April 22, 2013) - Avon-ISI, a market leader in respiratory protection systems, today announced it changed its name to Avon Protection. The new name and logo were unveiled at the company's manufacturing facility in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Avon Protection has a long-standing track record serving the military and law enforcement industries. The company was called Avon-ISI after Avon Protection acquired ISI in 2005, leveraging that company's expertise and long-standing reputation for outstanding service in the fire industry.

Company executives said they decided to complete the transition to Avon Protection as they prepared to introduce the company's first major platform upgrade since the ISI acquisition. Avon Protection will announce the new platform that exceeds the latest industry requirements at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) on April 25 in Indianapolis.

"Avon Protection has taken the best military-grade innovations and applied them to meet the needs of firefighters, so they can depend on our rugged life-sustaining equipment and focus totally on their critical mission," said Mark Williamson, Avon Protection's global product manager for supplied air products whose career with ISI spanned more than 20 years. "We are excited to unveil our new name and look forward to introducing the first new product for the fire market under the Avon Protection banner."

Avon Protection is the primary supplier of CBRN personal respiratory equipment to the United States Department of Defense and is in the fifth year of a $600 million contract to provide respiratory equipment to the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Special Operations Forces. The company is considered the gold standard in military and law enforcement CBRN technology.

"With world class training, service and maintenance on our equipment, Avon Protection is a total solution provider committed to offering the best customer experience," said Williamson. "Our customers tell us they prefer to work with Avon Protection because we always do what we say we'll do."

About Avon Protection
The market leader in respiratory protection system technology, Avon Protection works closely with firefighters and other fire protection professionals to understand and meet their changing personal protection equipment needs. Avon Protection offers a wide selection of high-performance, timesaving respiratory protection equipment, as well as thermal image cameras that employ the most advanced features in the industry. The company is the primary supplier of CBRN personal respiratory equipment to the United States Department of Defense, providing respiratory equipment to the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Special Operations Forces. Additionally, Avon Protection is the market leader among LE and SWAT users in the US. For more information about the company's firefighting products visit: www.avon-protection.com.

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