Team Members

  • LEADERSHIP TEAM

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  • <b>David Nau</b> David Nau
    President

    TGD's mission is to support our customers success with proven tactical gear and performance products from leading manufacturers. In 2015, we are expanding firearm and optics distribution to retailers who service our Law Enforcement, Military and Private Security Personnel. The team takes great pride in servicing retailers with advanced marketing tools, timely shipments and great pricing.

    David is a 30 year industry veteran with business leadership success including retail, wholesale and manufacturing. It is a great industry, because ultimately it is about a group of professionals that take pride in providing performance products to our Military Warfighters, Law Enforcement Professionals and Tactical Enthusiasts.

    TGD has offered me a personally rewarding opportunity by providing excellent product solutions to the men and women that defend our country from enemies domestic and foreign. I am very proud of each of them, including my Marine son, Jeffrey.

  • <b>Matt Hodges</b> Matt Hodges
    Military Market Director

    I really enjoy supporting the four Exchange Systems and making them successful by providing superior tactical and shooting sports products and military targeted marketing programs my personal priority. I am always focused on each customer and the varied needs of AAFES,NEXCOM, MCX and CGX stores, and want to increase the value they provide to the Military Exchange Customer, to whom I have devoted my entire career to.

    I began my work with TGD in 2005 with over 23 years of experience as a buyer and manager in the Marine Corps Exchanges. I use the professional skills gained through this experience to deliver superior service in managing TGD's Military Exchange relationships and helping them all meet their business goals. In my free time, I am an avid Deer and Turkey hunter and enjoy driving Dodge muscle cars through the country roads of North Carolina!

     

  • <b>Bud Gardner</b> Bud Gardner
    Commercial Market Director

    Being a former U.S. Marine, I understand the need for top quality gear, that stands up to the demanding needs of our Men and Women in uniform, serving as our 1st line of defense, in both Military and Civilian service. One of our prime objectives at TGD is to provide the best gear, with uncompromising performance standards, to those who serve.

    With several years in wholesale, and retail, I am dedicated to serving our dealers needs, with the best customer service, product selection, and overall satisfaction. With the rollout of the Tactical Zone Dealer Portal, our dealers will have a 24/7 business tool that will result in their continued business success, and growth.

     

  • <b>Jeff Baker</b> Jeff Baker
    Comptroller

    With over fifteen years experience in accounting, I understand the need for timely and accurate financial information.  I pride myself on providing this information, which allows informed decisions to be made based on the financial position of the company.   Here at TGD, we strive to build quality relationships and make decisions based on our company’s financial strength and position. 

    My fifteen years of experience is split between public accounting and working in the private sector.  I earned a bachelor’s degree and MBA from East Carolina University. 

    When I am not working or spending quality time with my wife and son, I enjoy hunting, fishing, golf  or just being outdoors.  

     

  • <b>Kermit Lewis</b> Kermit Lewis
    Operations/IT Director

    Kermit directs our Operations including Distribution, Order Fulfillment, Inventory Management, and Information Technology.

    Kermit has over twenty years experience implementing technology and operational solutions to support and exceed customer’s expectations. He has a Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems. Kermit enjoys spending time with his family boating and supporting the many activities of his two children. He also enjoys riding his Harley with his motorcycle group.

     

  • <b>Sharif Mathews</b> Sharif Mathews
    Purchasing Manager

    Sharif manages our purchasing department with a focus on high quality merchandise selections that meets the needs of our customers.

    His vast experience with quality merchandise came from his days in retail management with the Marine Corp Exchange at Camp LeJuene. Sharif has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and focuses on purchasing process improvement while achieving our 95% fill rate goal. Managing strategic relationships with suppliers provides profit producing opportunities for TGD customers.

  • <b>Amber Matthews</b> Amber Matthews
    Buyer

    Amber is a buyer for TGD and supports our customers through high fill rates and great service on orders.

    She has a BA Degree in Merchandising with a minor in Business and is always working to focus on purchasing process improvements with the team.

    In her spare time, Amber enjoys sewing and designing costumes.

     

  • <b>Josh Lea</b> Josh Lea
    Credit Supervisor

    Josh supports our finance department with credit and accounts receivable functions.

    He ensures our customers are provided with the financial services they need to facilitate a strong business relationship with TGD.

    He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and has six years experience in the field of finance and accounting. In his free time Josh enjoys hunting, fishing, and beekeeping.

     

  • <b>Michael LeVan</b> Michael LeVan
    Corporate Quality Manager

    Michael manages our “Aim for Accuracy” Quality Program and ensures that our customers receive superior service that meet or exceed their expectations.

    TGD’s quality metrics are designed to help our team members provide consistent service while meeting all various compliance requirements. His problem solving, technical acumen and communication skills assures that our customer needs are always our most important priorities. 

    Michael enjoys building and maintaining professional relationships with both our domestic and foreign retailers while continuing to strive for excellence in supporting them.  When not working, Michael enjoys competitive pistol shooting with his friends and co-workers. 

     

  • COMMERCIAL SALES/SERVICE

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  • <b>Lisa Johnson</b> Lisa Johnson
    Account Representative

    Lisa is a 20 year customer service veteran that supports our customers success with professional and consistent service.

    Service and follow through are critical skills for her customers. 

    One of her favorite things about supporting our retailers is helping their business's grow and growing with them.

  • <b>Russ Young</b> Russ Young
    Account Representative

    Russ has 30+ years experience in the shooting sports industry and sales management.

    His experience provides him with the knowledge to build relationships and create business solutions to fit our customers’ needs.

    In his free time he enjoys Bass and inshore saltwater fishing throughout the south Florida Area.

  • <b>Stephen Grout</b> Stephen Grout
    Account Representative

    Steve graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1997 and served as a United States Marine.

    With over a decade of experience putting the customer first, it is his firm belief that the success of a business is determined by the quality of care provided to the customer.  It is with this in mind that he strives to help the customer grow their business and develop a long lasting relationship.

    In his spare time Steve enjoys long walks with his wife and their Siberian Huskies and taking care of their private wild horse sanctuary.  They also enjoy shooting and other outdoor activities afforded by the beautiful North Carolina weather.

  • <b>Pam Phillips</b> Pam Phillips
    Account Representative

    Pam supports our customers by providing exceptional service and solutions that meet the needs of our retailers nationwide.

      As a 20 year veteran of the customer service and sales field, she brings strong communication and relationship building skills to the team and strives to provide excellent service and solutions that meet the needs of our customers.

    Pam loves to travel and spend time with her 3 kids and yellow lab.

     

  • <b>Michael McCleary</b> Michael McCleary
    Account Representative

    As a former Corrections Officer and Surety agent I understand firsthand the need for quality equipment that our military and civilian 1st responders depend on.

    I look forward to serving our retail partners, which serve those men and women in uniform that count on the performance of their equipment every day.

    Tactical Gear Distributors is the premier wholesale provider of performance firearms, and tactical gear, and we are committed to providing the highest level of service, and customer satisfaction. 

     

  • MARKETING/DESIGN

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  • <b>Lynne Peterson</b> Lynne Peterson
    Marketing Services Coordinator

    Lynne provides creative services and is responsible for supporting our Tactical Zone marketing program.

    She has over 20 years graphic design experience and uses her knowledge to effectively support the marketing teams goals and strategies by communicating and creating impactful designs.

    In her free time, Lynne enjoys spending her time as a Dog Trainer for Puppy Kindergarten Classes and showing her Labradors in agility and conformation.

     

  • RETAIL SERVICES TEAM

    The field merchandising team is the first line of contact with the exchange service retail stores-Their primary responsibilities are to ensure brand presentation, product stocking and placement as well as interacting with store management, department management and all retail personnel to ensure optimal product and sales presentation is achieved.

    They also aid in product demonstrations and manage and coordinate store events to
    further promote TGDs product offerings.

  • <b>Pam Reed</b> Pam Reed
    National Retail Services Manager

    Pam manages TGD's  field Merchandising Teams and is the direct manager of our support for MCX, NEXCOM and CGX customers throughout the Eastern United States.

    She began her work with TGD in 2006 and has over 11 years of experience as a vendor/merchandiser in Marine Corps Exchanges. Pam uses the professional skills gained through this experience to ensure that TGD's local merchandisers deliver superior service to store managers, employees and customers at TGD's Military Exchanges.

    Pam especially enjoys assisting the Sailors and Marines at Camp Lejeune with their tactical gear needs as they prepare for deployments around the globe.

  • <b>Priscilla Hamilton</b> Priscilla Hamilton
    Regional Retail Services Manager

    Priscilla manages our Western Merchandising Team and is one of TGD's top merchandising experts! She works closely with her team to support the needs of our Warfighters and Military Retailers.

    Priscilla loves the interaction with the military and takes great pride in the fact that we supply proven gear and tactical apparel to service members to help improve their jobs while defending our country.

  • DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT

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  • <b>Du-Vale Dalton</b> Du-Vale Dalton
    Distribution Manager

    Du-Vale brings many years of distribution leadership while focusing on superior customer service.

    He leads our Distribution Team with enthusiasm to ensure accurate and timely shipments to TGD's customers. His experience with advanced e-commerce shipping provides market leading distribution.

    We thank Du-Vale for his years of Navy Service.

Contact Us

  • Toll Free Number: 866-529-5575
  • Local Number: 910-944-8700
  • FAX Number: 910-401-1046

Postal Address

Tactical Gear Distributors
9750 Aberdeen Road
Aberdeen, NC 28315

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