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Armor Dynamics is pleased to announce that Michael Collins, formerly a member of the Advisory Board, has joined the team in a full-time capacity as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Collins brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with him and is a welcome addition to the management structure.

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Mr. Collins is New York City’s former Police Director and Chief for the Department of Environmental Protection and is the past Chairman and President of the Officers Association for New York’s National Guard and State Drilling Forces. He aims to help the company increase its presence in the military and homeland defense sector, as well as providing inroads to national and international markets.

Mr. Collins has served as a Special Assistant to the Mayor of the City of New York and as Director of Security Planning for the NYC Water Supply System. He has been a member of the Police Executive Research Forum, Director of Fire & Life Safety at Goldman Sachs and Senior Vice President for Sales at American Defense Systems, Inc. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the New York Police Chief’s Benevolent Association.
He is a commissioned naval officer who served as Commander of Navy and Marine Corps personnel at Ground Zero. He as attended the Army War College NSS program and is a graduate of the New York City Police Academy and Fire Academy. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from New York Institute of Technology and has attended the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

About Armor Dynamics, Inc.

Armor Dynamics designs and develops innovative armor products that are lighter, stronger and less expensive than competitive armor systems. Armor Dynamics armor systems provide superior levels of protection by using proprietary technologies, advanced composite and custom-configured ceramic materials. Our advanced armor systems can be easily modified to meet evolving threats and can be adapted to specific combat and threat conditions in the field.

With a focus and expertise in manufacturing techniques and processes, coupled with innovative applications, Armor Dynamics produces high-function, high-quality armor systems. By utilizing its proprietary innovations and its long-standing relationships, Armor Dynamics is able to produce its systems at a significantly higher volume and a lower cost to consumers.

Armor Dynamics was founded by individuals with security, engineering, manufacturing and military backgrounds. This combined experience and knowledge has been critical in developing new and innovative products for the military, law enforcement and homeland security forces.

Police protection
Armor Dynamics offers KPD ballistic panels for its vehicles
by Jesse J. Smith

A local defense contractor it teaming up with the Kingston Police Department and the local business community to provide cops with potentially lifesaving equipment. Armor Dynamics, which has a research and manufacturing facility at the Kingston Business Park, has announced the launch of “Project Armor: Kingston.” The plan calls for soliciting donations from the community to outfit KPD patrol vehicles with lightweight bullet-resistant door panels and window visors.

The proposal, which has the backing of Police Chief Egidio Tinti and Mayor-elect Shane Gallo, aims to outfit 16 police vehicles with the ballistic panels at a cost of about $1,600 per vehicle. For every nine cars outfitted with the armor kits, the company will donate one. The money will be raised privately. Armor Dynamics spokesman Robert Miraldi said that the company had approached local financial institutions to solicit matching donations to speed up the fundraising process. Miradi said the company hit on the idea of a private fundraising campaign after it exhausted grant opportunities to carry out small pilot projects with other police departments around the state.

“If the Kingston business community can support this, it’s a win-win for the community,” said Miraldi.

Armor Dynamics, which expanded their operation in Kingston a few years ago with federal money secured by U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, produces lightweight ballistic panels using a proprietary formula. Company officials tout the material’s lightweight and moldable properties which allow it to be fitted over or around any object. Tinti said he was initially skeptical about the bullet-stopping power of the tin sheets of plastic armor… until he saw a demonstration.

“The guy handed me a panel that looked like clipboard material and I told him ‘I don’t believe you,’” recalls Tinti. “Then he put it in a vise and shot it. Nothing, (the bullet) just bounced off.”
Tinti said while he could not recall an instance of a KPD car being shot, the door and window panels could make all the difference during a felony traffic stop or other high-risk situation. Tinti added the armored cars would also provide protection in instances where officers were transporting prisoners or witnesses.

During officer survival training, cops are taught to use open doors as cover. The problem, Tinti and Miraldi said, is that vehicle doors, while better than nothing, won’t do much to stop a bullet.
“We don’t like to hear about officers taking cover behind the doors,” said Miraldi. “Because they offer very little protection. In fact I’d say no protection.”

Check out Armor Dynamics President Malachy Meechan discussing Project Armor on “Spotlight on the Ulster Regional Chamber of Commerce.” Thanks to the Ulster Chamber and President Ward Todd for the opportunity to discuss this important, community-based program.

Spotlight on Project Armor

From Mid-Hudson News
KINGSTON – Kingston Police vehicles will be armored as added protection for officers. The $35,000 price tag for Armor Dynamics of Kingston to install the lightweight vehicle armor in the 16 police cars will be raised through the community.

Project Armor: Kingston is added insurance for the men and women in blue, said Police Chief Egidio Tinti, who notes that there have been no instances of people firing on city police vehicles.

“The fact remains that we can be targeted,” Tinti said. “We represent the enforcement end of the community and people that don’t want us around can use force against us, and although that hasn’t happened to us as an agency, that has happened around communities in this country.”

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Armor Dynamics law enforcement armor was on full display to over 7,500 members of the law enforcement community recently at the International Association of Chiefs of Police trade show in Chicago, Ill.

Alongside nearly 800 vendors, Armor Dynamics VP of Sales Jim Chandler hosted a display booth featuring Armor Dynamics lightweight vehicle and body armor solutions.

Also on display was Armor Dynamics line of industry-first protection systems, including a Ballistic Sun Visor for vehicles, multiple threat-level vehicle door armor, and concealable armor panels for notebooks, clipboards, backpacks and bags.

Armor Dynamics core technology centers around seven years of research and development in ballistic solutions, working primarily with and for the government on military applications. More recently, Armor Dynamics has focused on applying these advanced technologies and the relationships it has made with materials developers to bring law enforcement ballistic solutions into the cutting edge of the industry.

For additional product and company information, please visit ArmorDynamics.com, find us on Facebook, or call 845-306-2503.

Armor Dynamics put its ballistic armor solutions to the test again at a recent training day for the Norwich Police Department. As part of its quarterly ballistic safety training, members of the Norwich Police took aim at Armor Dynamics Ballistic Visors and Inserts for back packs, book bags, and notebooks.

Members of the department we’re impressed with Armor Dynamics Multi-Purpose Shield, which absorbed 200 handgun and shotgun rounds without penetration. Additionally, Armor Dynamics displayed its multiple levels of Law Enforcement Vehicle Armor, and its numerous models of body armor.

Armor Dynamics draws on over a decade of experience designing armor solutions for the U.S. Army to create lightweight and cost-effective ballistic solutions for the police community.

In addition to a recent display at the Las Vegas Enforcement Expo, Armor Dynamics will be hosting a display booth at the New York State Law Enforcement Expo on September 28 in White Plains. The company will also host a booth at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Expo in Chicago from October 22-26.

For additional product and company information, please visit ArmorDynamics.com, find us on Facebook, or call 845-306-2503.

Armor Dynamics will be displaying its innovative law enforcement armor products at next week’s Police Security Expo in Atlantic City, NJ. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Police Security Expo, one of the nation’s largest and most well-attended security trade shows.

Taking place Tuesday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 22 at the Atlantic City Convention Center, the expo features armor products designed for law enforcement, security, government, safety, first-responder, and homeland security professionals.

Armor Dynamics will be displaying its law enforcement armor—including vehicle, body, and concealable armor systems— to the over 7,000 industry professionals expected to attend.

Todd Johnson, a sales representative and materials expert for one of the nation’s leading composite distributors, has taken notice of Armor Dynamics Bulletproof Mouse Pad.

In a product review for About.com, a product-placement website that reaches 40 million viewers monthly, Johnson said the Bulletproof Mouse Pad provides “a way to be prepared if an [office shooting] were to occur”

Check out the review here.

Johnson, who previously spent 6 years as the Business Development Manager for Ebert Composites Corporation, currently works for Composites One, North America’s largest distributor of composite materials.

Plantsville, CT – Armor Dynamics kicked off the first in a series of trade show events on Thursday, April 21, hosting a display of its law enforcement armor products at the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association expo.

Vice President of Sales Jim Chandler hosted a display booth that featured Armor Dynamics cost-effective and lightweight systems, including vehicle and body armor. Armor’s core technology centers around seven years of research and development in ballistic solutions, working primarily with and for the government on military applications. More recently, Armor Dynamics has focused on applying these advanced technologies and the relationships it has made with materials developers to bring law enforcement ballistic solutions into the cutting edge of the industry.

Armor Dynamics has since developed a line of industry-first protection systems, including a Ballistic Sun Visor for vehicles, multiple threat-level vehicle door armor, and concealable armor panels for notebooks, clipboards, backpacks and bags.

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Jim Chandler
Vice President, Sales
jchandler@armordynamics.com

“Members of the law enforcement community that visited our display were excited and amazed by how thin and lightweight Armor Dynamics vehicle armor solutions are,” said Chandler.

Including over 100 vendors and attended by approximately 500 to 1,000 people, the Expo featured companies ranging from police vehicle suppliers and body armor manufacturers, to technology and communications companies.

Armor Dynamics will host an open house at its Kingston-facility on Thursday, April 28 for members of the law enforcement community.

The company will be hosting a display booth at the Police Security Expo in Atlantic City, N.J. on June 21-22; and the New York State Association of Police Chiefs Law Enforcement Expo in Albany, NY on May 26.

For additional product and company information, please visit ArmorDynamics.com, find us on Facebook, or call 845-306-2503.

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