September 12, 2011 10:50 ET

DRIFIRE®, Leading Provider of Comfortable FR Wear®, Welcomes New SVP Grady Burrell to Team

DRIFIRE® Expands Its International and Commercial/Industrial Sales Team With New Senior Vice President Grady Burrell

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2011) - DRIFIRE®, maker of Comfortable FR Wear®, recently announced the addition of Grady Burrell to its sales team. As the new Senior Vice President of International and Commercial/Industrial Sales, Burrell will be reporting directly to CEO Steven Scheyer and will play a key role in the growth and success of DRIFIRE® commercial and industrial flame resistant apparel.

Burrell's background includes 20 years serving in the Army as a Master Sergeant and Senior Enlisted Investigator for the U.S. Army Headquarters at the Pentagon. His military experience also includes recruitment and military police capacities.

"After 20 years serving the U.S. Army, I'm honored to join a company so dedicated to the safety and comfort of America's warfighters and industrial workers," said Burrell. "I am excited to lead a team committed to ensuring that people who are vital to our nation's defense and infrastructure have access to the superior technology in DRIFIRE®'s fast-drying, moisture-wicking flame resistant apparel."

After retiring from the Army, Burrell went on to lead sales at Wellco, a military and work boot manufacturer. His most recent leadership position was Director of Sales for Wild Things, a provider of tactical and outdoor performance and gear, where he increased sales by 41% over 18 months.

"Grady has a proven record of success in driving rapid revenue growth and developing special relationships with key decision-makers," said Scheyer. "Given his major accomplishments in sales leadership and his significant experience serving in the military, I am confident that Grady has the expertise, commitment and leadership skills necessary to a achieve significant growth for DRIFIRE®."

ABOUT DRIFIRE: DRIFIRE®, a premier developer, manufacturer and marketer of comfortable flame resistant fabrics and clothes, offers garments that provide optimal levels of comfort, moisture management and flame resistance. DRIFIRE's superior drirelease® patented technology and its wide product selection have helped it to quickly become one of the leading providers of Comfortable FR Wear® today.

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    Christine Przybylinski
    Brand Manager