Veridian Fire Protective Gear Hires Regional Sales Manager

March 6, 2015
Veridian Fire Protective Gear is pleased to announce that Kirk H. Owen has joined the company in support of their growing regional and national account base.

Veridian Fire Protective Gear is pleased to announce that Kirk H. Owen has joined the company in support of their growing regional and national account base. He brings over 30 years of Fire Service Industry experience to the organization.

Owen comes to Veridian after 8 years with TenCate Protective Fabrics where he worked in support of the fire service as End Use Marketing Manager for Emergency Response. Kirk's 30-year fire department career with the Plano, Texas, Fire Department culminated with his retirement as Assistant Chief. During that tenure, Kirk was very active in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), serving on the Structural and Proximity Fire Fighting Protective Clothing and Equipment Technical Committee for 16 years, including 10 years as chairman.

Owen joins Veridian as the Greater Southwest Regional Sales Manager to continue Veridian's success of providing performance-based custom built fire protective apparel to first responders and firefighters worldwide. Kirk comments, “I am very excited to join the great group of people and represent the quality products at Veridian. It gives me the opportunity to assist fire fighters with one of the most important decisions they make, selecting the protective clothing that is right for them."

Rob Gilbertson, National Sales Manager said, “Kirk's wealth of experience and industry knowledge will be a great addition to Veridian. I am confident that Kirk will play a key role in providing our customers with the support and service that is a trademark of Veridian.”

About Veridian Fire Protective Gear

Veridian is located in Spencer, Iowa USA and manufactures protective clothing in a state-of-the-art ISO 9001 certified facility. Established in 1992, Veridian products have earned the respect and acceptance of customers around the world. Veridian makes no compromises in constructing comfortable, performance-based fire protective apparel. Innovative design elements with superior materials and workmanship are standard with every set of gear built. All Veridian gear is custom-made to each firefighter's measurements to ensure the best possible comfort and fit.

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