Ronald Fowlkes is the co-owner of FirstSpear, a protective equipment manufacturer. Prior to joining FirstSpear, Fowlkes was member of the Marines and law enforcement. He also was employed as a Manager of Military Products Sales & Business Development for IWT Group.
He first began working for Eagle Industries, the parent company of FirstSpear, as a Manager of Business Development. Due to his experience in the military and law enforcement worlds, he knew that Eagle Industries created high quality products. This is why when Eagle Industries created FirstSpear, their newest subsidiary, he got heavily involved. Now, as co-owner and Director of Business Development, he organizes marketing, makes deals, and watches over the logistical aspects of FirstSpear.
“It was extremely well designed and held together really well,” Folkes said of FirstSpear’s product. “We are the Gucci or Ferrari of the tactical [equipment] world,” he boasted.
In addition to his interest in protecting the boys in blue, Fowlkes is a huge hockey fan. He writes original pieces on his blog and coaches a little league hockey team.
In February, Fowlkes wrote about Jeff Glass. Jeff Glass’, excellent teenage athlete with a disappointing professional start, has finally made his comeback. Due to injury, the NHL team out of Chicago were forced to bring Glass up from their minor league counterpart. Jeff Glass took the opportunity and made the most of it; he finished out the entire 2017-2018 season in Chicago.
FirstSpear is owned by Eagle Industries and Vista Outdoor Inc. Vista produces products ranging from the outdoor life to clothing to protective equipment for law enforcement. Vista is behind such prominent brands as Blazer, bolle, Blackhawk, and Weaver.
FirstSpear is the latest addition to the Eagle Industries and Vista Outdoors family. It was created to be the producer of the latest, most innovative tactical products. FirstSpear, under the guidance of Fowlkes and others, uses the latest technologies to insure a light product that doesn’t sacrifice protective quality.
Ronald Fowlkes says he joined FirstSpear and Eagle Industries after running into their products time and time again during his career in the Marines and police force. Ronald Fowlkes isn’t the only one to congratulate for the success of FirstSpear.
“I believe in teamwork,” Fowlkes explains. “I feel that is what strong influences the success of my ideas,” Fowlkes says. “Ideas come from the field and the end users.”
FirstSpear works diligently to provide its customers with the exact specifications they require. Fowlkes himself knows exactly what it takes to make a good piece of gear. With Fowlkes’ experience in the military, he is able to better understand the needs of consumers.