Wiley X, the maker protective eyewear, hired Ray T. Hill IV as the company’s vice president of retail sales.

Hill has been with Wiley X for more than 15 years.

“Ray Hill flat-out earned this promotion. He’s had experience in all facets of our company and has excelled in every sales position we’ve put in front of him,” said Myles Freeman, president of sales for Wiley X. “He’s smart, a natural leader, organized and well respected in all Wiley X business platforms. I suspect his desire to succeed will translate well in navigating our internal and external sales models.”

Veteran founded in 1987, Wiley X remains a major supplier of eyewear and gloves to military forces around the world, as well as an outdoor lifestyle brand.