The Safariland Group a global provider of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, announced that Don Dutton has been appointed vice president and general manager of its Mustang Survival business located in Burnaby, Canada and Spencer, West Virginia.
Dutton brings more than 25 years of experience in the aerospace, defense and commercial industrial markets. Dutton held the position of GM, VP and president of the protection systems business unit of BAE Systems, Inc. He led the development, manufacturing and delivery of soldier and vehicle protection system for the military and commercial markets including ballistic armor, warfighter & aircrew equipment and vehicle occupant protection systems.
“Im excited to once again work with Don as he takes on his new role,” said Safariland President Scott OBrien. “Ive had the opportunity to work with him in prior years at both BAE Systems and Armor Holdings, and his experience and leadership will be extremely valuable as we grow the Mustang business in existing channels and expand our growth in new markets.”
Dutton started his career as a flight control engineer for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and also worked as a program manager for the launch vehicle business unit of Orbital Sciences Corporation, manufacturer of small and medium class space and rocket systems.