TEMPE, Arizona, October 17, 2019 Wrap Technologies, Inc. (the “Company“) (WRTC), an innovator of modern policing solutions, today announced the appointment of Scott Klug as the Company’s Vice President of New Product Development. Mr. Klug joins Wrap with more than 20 years of experience leading engineering teams at companies including TASER, West Pharmaceutical, Ryobi, and Teledyne.
As a successful leader in the high tech industry, Mr. Klug, alongside the Company’s CTO and award-winning inventor, Elwood Norris, will be responsible for leading the engineering team’s intitiatives of designing and developing Wrap’s next generation of innovative products.
“As the Company’s portfolio of products expands, we are excited to announce the addition of Scott to our management team. With his extensive background in innovative product design/development, manufacturing engineering, operations, and customer support, Scott fills an important role in ensuring that we can continue to pioneer innovative products for the public safety communities,” said David Norris, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.
“We believe Scott’s direct knowledge in the police and military markets combined with his knowledge in launching electro-mechanical devices makes him an exciting hire and positions us for continued growth.”
“The focus of my career has been on building engineering teams to meet technical challenges, especially with safety critical products that require high reliability,” Mr. Klug said. “With the increasing demands on Wrap for innovation and reliability, I am excited to help Wrap drive new product development that produces reliability and effectivity for our customers. In particular, I look forward to developing Wrap’s engineering capability to exceed customer expectation. I am privileged to be able to be a part of Wrap’s future innovative product offerings and I look forward to the impact we will have on the law enforcement, military and other communities that protect and serve.”
Mr. Klug most recently served as owner of Summit Product Engineering, where he was responsible for supporting new start up endeavors as well as building product design and development teams for other companies. Mr. Klug also previously worked as Engineering Manager at Rockford Corporation, West Pharmaceutical, and Operations Manager at TASER, where he was responsible for manufacturing engineering, and new product introductions. Mr. Klug has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and has extensive experience with Six Sigma design strategies.
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About Wrap Technologies (WRTC)
Wrap Technologies is an innovator of modern policing solutions. The Company's BolaWrap 100 product is a patented, hand-held remote restraint device that discharges an eight-foot bola style Kevlar® tether to entangle an individual at a range of 10-25 feet. Developed by award winning inventor Elwood Norris, the Company's Chief Technology Officer, the small but powerful BolaWrap 100 assists law enforcement to safely and effectively control encounters, especially those involving an individual experiencing a mental crisis. For information on the Company please visit www.wraptechnologies.com. Examples of recent media coverage are available as links under the "Media" tab of the website.
BolaWrap is a trademark of Wrap Technologies, Inc. All other trade names used herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective holders.
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