Daniel Defense, the manufacturer of firearms and accessories, hired Rod Reasen as chief executive officer, reporting to founder, owner and chairman of the board, Marty Daniel.

“I have owned and operated my own businesses for the last 37 years. Having spent the last 22 years building this amazing company into now one of the world’s largest manufacturers of modern sporting rifles, I’m proud to say it has been an incredible journey and one of the most rewarding times in my life,” said Daniel. “Going forward, I will serve as founder, owner and chairman of the Board for Daniel Defense. I will also continue to work diligently in efforts to support our commitment to the Second Amendment thru legislative and social awareness and educational efforts. In addition, I will continue to lead the strategic vision of Daniel Defense and support our incredible employees on their continuous journey to create the best firearms in the world and the best firearms company in the world.”

“I’m thrilled to announce that Rod Reasen will assume the role of CEO effective Monday, February 6. Rod joined my CEO peer group five years ago, and over time, we have developed a trusting relationship and quickly came to realize we have a lot in common. We are both entrepreneurs, and both have the desire to grow God’s kingdom. Rod has been highly successful in his career, and I am confident he is the right leader to take Daniel Defense to the next level,” continued Daniel.