Outdoor Research, a manufacturer in the outdoor and tactical apparel industries, has hired David Hein as general manager of Military and Tactical.
Hein brings an extensive background working in the tactical, military and workwear markets. He will report to Outdoor Research President Roger Barton and help drive OR’s growth across those categories. Hein will work closely with the longtime Outdoor Research Tactical team that has been integral to the military business.
Hein joins Outdoor Research from 5.11 Tactical, where he worked for 12 years. His roles there included vice president and general manager as well as merchandising operations. Prior to that, Hein spent more than a decade at Dickies.
Outdoor Research has operated in the government/tactical arena for 30 years, building products for elite units of the U.S. military and the tactical consumer market.
Contributing to its increased onshore manufacturing capabilities, Outdoor Research over the last two years has invested more than $5 million in improving R+D capabilities focused on these markets,