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August 11, 2017 |
Kyle Tengwall Named Chief Marketing Officer/General Manager of PepperBall

Veteran Marketing Executive with Experience at Duck Commander and ATK (Vista Outdoor) Joins to Lead Global Marketing Strategy and PepperBall® Consumer Division

LAKE FOREST, Ill. –– United Tactical Systems "UTS", the exclusive manufacturer and supplier of PepperBall®-branded products worldwide, today announced it has appointed Kyle Tengwall as Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of the Consumer Division of PepperBall®. Tengwall brings an extensive track record of proven leadership, growth and innovation. He was most recently General Manager of Duck Commander Inc., where he led the well-known brand's extension from the hunting industry into new mainstream markets during a period of explosive growth tied to the hit A&E TV show, Duck Dynasty.

"Mr. Tengwall's pedigree speaks for itself and we are thrilled to add him to our leadership team," said David Luxton, Executive Chairman at UTS. "Our PepperBall® business is focused on strategic growth domestically and internationally, and Kyle will play a central role in positioning our business globally in both new and existing markets. His success in the consumer outdoor market will be especially helpful in developing our strategy to exploit the growing interest from around the world in PepperBall's new personal defense products."

Tengwall also spent 14 years at ATK (now Vista Outdoor) in its Security and Sporting Group, with responsibility for more than two dozen brands across products and key customers in the commercial, law enforcement and military markets. Tengwall's last role at ATK was Group Vice President of Marketing and Strategy where he led the company through unprecedented growth to nearly $2 billion in annual sales through organic expansion, acquisition and revolutionary new product introductions.

Tengwall has both a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. He also attended Oxford Said Business School where he completed the Advanced Management and Leadership, Business Administration and Management program.

About United Tactical Systems
United Tactical Systems, LLC ("UTS"), a privately held company, develops, manufactures and distributes PepperBall®-branded products that provide less-lethal systems for law enforcement, corrections, homeland defense, military, government, private security and personal protection markets. UTS products, sold under the trademark and brand name "PepperBall®", have been proven safe and effective by more than 5,000 agencies including the United States Border Patrol, United States Coast Guard and the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as well as private entities, security services and bail enforcement agencies around the world. UTS also offers recreational shooting products within the consumer sporting goods market. More information is available at www.pepperball.com/