NEW YORK, March 8, 2018 – Wild Things, LLC (“Wild Things” or the “Company”), an ASGARD Partners & Co. (“ASGARD”) portfolio company, announced that industry veteran Amy Coyne has joined as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”).
Ms. Coyne has over 20 years of experience and has held several leadership roles touching all facets of the tactical apparel industry. Ms. Coyne joins Wild Things from ADS Inc. (“ADS”), where she was the Vice President of the Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment (“OCIE”) Market. In that role, Ms. Coyne oversaw the entire OCIE market category for ADS, the premier equipment, procurement, support, and logistics solutions specialist to the U.S. Military and Department of Defense (“DoD”). She was responsible for establishing the strategic vision and developing executable plans for the OCIE market.
Prior to this role at ADS, Ms. Coyne was President and CEO with Propper International. In this position, Ms. Coyne was responsible for leading and overseeing one of the largest official apparel and gear suppliers to the U.S. Armed Forces, which has manufactured over 120 million garments for the U.S. DoD - Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Special Forces and law enforcement and tactical retail stores across the country.
Ms. Coyne is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science with a Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering and has a Master of Science in Textile Technology from the Institute of Textile Technology.
“I have known Amy for over five years and have always been impressed with her abilities as a leader and her expertise in the industry. She has an exceptionally unique set of skills and experience, all the way from running one of the largest tactical apparel companies in the industry to overseeing the entire OCIE market segment for one of the largest DoD distributors. There is no better person to lead Wild Things towards both growth and operational excellence,” said Karan Rai, Founder and CEO of ASGARD.
“ASGARD is especially pleased to make the announcement of Wild Things’ new CEO during Women’s History Month and on International Women’s Day,” said Christian Cantalupo, a Partner at ASGARD.
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About Wild Things
Wild Things (www.wildthingsgear.com) is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-end technical outerwear and gear for extreme outdoor conditions, primarily serving the military and law enforcement communities both domestically and internationally. The Company is headquartered in Middletown, RI.