Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. (PBE) is the worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of high-performance protective solutions for the U.S. military and Department of Defense, federal agencies, and both domestic and international law enforcement and corrections professionals. The Company has the strongest portfolio of product brands in the industry, including Point Blank Body Armor, Protective Products, PACA and PARACLETE®. We are committed to producing the most technologically advanced ballistic systems that not only offer superior protection but also optimum comfort in the most challenging environments. With two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Florida, we consistently deliver the highest quality body-armor systems in the world by driving innovation and continuously exceeding customer expectations.
Point Blank Enterprises (PBE) has helped shape major developments in the body-armor industry, spanning four decades. PBE has been the industry’s leading innovator of new products and designs engineered to maximize ballistic protection, becoming synonymous with superior technology, uncompromising quality and complete dedication to customer service. Our research-and-development efforts continue to produce lighter, thinner, more flexible and higher-performing ballistic packages while producing optimal standards for comfort and wearability.
Our unyielding commitment in delivering maximum-performance products that consistently exceed National Institute of Justice (NIJ), military, federal and international testing requirements is a testament to our superior quality standards. These standards transcend into every facet of our product-evolution process, from the moment a new material is introduced to the rigorous testing procedures performed daily. At Point Blank, we never forget that our customers rely on us to protect their lives.
Point Blank’s executive team brings forth a cross-section of key management and operational skills—military and law enforcement experience, audit and financial expertise, marketing and advertising, and solid corporate governance credentials.
This team, led by Daniel Gaston, CEO, is guiding the expansion of Point Blank Enterprises and its four trusted brands into new international markets and new product lines. Gaston and the Point Blank team are uniquely positioned to drive Point Blank’s success while building confidence among all key constituents—customers, partners, suppliers and employees.
Company-wide focus is fixed firmly on the future and on the never-wavering pledge to product quality and customer service, and most of all, safety.
Our Board of Directors:
General, USA (R)
United States Secret Service (Ret)
For over 40 years, Point Blank has been the industry’s leading innovator of advanced products and designs engineered to maximize ballistic protection. The Company has shipped millions of body-armor solutions to America’s service men and women, law enforcement professionals, corrections officers, federal agents, and other key national and international customers. These guardians of society require the finest in protective gear combined with the confidence that comes from knowing that Point Blank has never failed to protect.
Since 1998, Point Blank has been the primary supplier of body-armor solutions to the various military and government branches. The vast majority of American soldiers who are serving or have served in Afghanistan and in Iraq wore Point Blank’s flagship product, the Interceptor® Outer Tactical Vest (OTV). To provide our soldiers with greater protection against emerging threats like IEDs and snipers, the Company, in partnership with the U.S. Army and others, produced the Deltoid Axillary Protection System (DAPS) in 2004, Enhanced Side Ballistic Inserts (ESBI) in 2006 and other critical protective enhancements including the groin, throat and yoke collar.
In 2007, Point Blank was one of two suppliers to be awarded the much-anticipated contract by the U.S. Army for next-generation body armor, the Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV). This new design incorporated many of the features of its predecessor, the Interceptor® OTV. Spearheading IOTV production was another natural step in the progression of excellence and innovation that has characterized Point Blank’s successful heritage with the U.S. Armed Forces.
Further advancements have been made in concert with the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps, resulting in today’s Generation III IOTV, the Improved Modular Tactical Vest (IMTV) and other advanced plate carrier systems.
Today, with an unparalleled record of success and service to its customers, Point Blank Enterprises and its four subsidiaries (Point Blank Body Armor, PACA, Protective Products and PARACLETE) have earned a global reputation in the development and deployment of body armor. Point Blank’s values of integrity, teamwork and excellence are all focused on providing unmatched support and products to military, civilian, federal and law enforcement professionals. More important, to those who wear Point Blank products while protecting society and our national security, Point Blank means LIFE.