ATS Armor™ blends over 150 years of business, law enforcement, and tactical expertise into a culture that is unique to the armor industry. Our mission is to defend life through the design, manufacturing, and application of the most advanced armor in the world. Together with our parent company Achilles Technology Solutions, LLC and our sister research and development company ATS MER, ATS Armor has emerged as a leading force in the development of advanced materials. With over 48 issued patents, ATS and its subsidiaries are positioned to be the leader of tomorrow in the world of ballistic protection.
Thomas P. Smith
Thomas P. Smith is the co-founder of TASER International, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. As a founder of the world’s leading manufacturer of electronic control devices (ECDs), Mr. Smith is credited with founding a startup company of seven employees in 1993, growing that to one with more than 350 employees that manufactures and innovates technology used by more than 17,200 international, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, as well as the US and foreign militaries.
Mr. Smith was also responsible for the global sales organization at TASER. His constant interaction with customers around the world built TASER’s brand recognition and export sales in more than 100 countries. Mr. Smith served as the company president from April 1994 through October 2006 and was a member of the board of directors from 1993 to 2012.
In December of 2012, Mr. Smith became a co-founder and managing member of Achilles Technology Solutions, LLC and in January of 2015, he co-founded ATS Armor, LLC.
Brian T. Beckwith
Brian T. Beckwith is a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Marine Corps, past vice president for TASER International, Inc., president of BTB Enterprises, LLC, and past product development manager and Consultant for Check-6 International, Inc. Lt. Col. Beckwith served honorably for 20 years in the Marine Corps and is a combat-decorated Naval aviator.
Lt. Col. Beckwith served honorably for 20 years in the Marine Corps and is a combat-decorated Naval aviator. He amassed more than 2,500 mishap-free flight hours in the F/A-18 Hornet and the A-6E Intruder, and his assignments included global operations while serving in multiple leadership and staff capacities. Upon retirement in 2007, Brian became a product development manager for TASER International. Within an 18-month span, he led development teams that brought to market four separate product initiatives: the TASER Shockwave; XREP (eXtended Range Electronic Projectile); X-12 12 ga. shotgun, co-developed with Mossberg Inc.; and the CDPM (Controlled Digital Power Magazine).
In December of 2012, Mr. Beckwith became a co-founder and managing member of Achilles Technology Solutions, LLC and in January of 2015, he co-founded ATS Armor, LLC.
Hans J. Marrero