Firearms Industry Leader Delta Defense Announces New President

Wisconsin Company Continues to Experience Record Sales Growth

Delta Defense, the service provider to the U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), the fastest-growing self-defense association in the countryannounced today that Mike Lowney has been named as the company’s President.

Lowney has more than 15 years of senior management and c-suite experience, including over a decade of strategic program development at Harley-Davidson Motor Company and, most recently, as Chief Strategy Officer for Delta Defense. 

“Mike’s ability to recognize industry trends and listen to the customer has been vital in our continued growth over the past three years,” said Tim Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Owner of Delta Defense. “His leadership and experience will further strengthen our industry alliances and national presence, driving growth that will benefit the over 700,000 members of the USCCA.”

“I am honored to help lead our continued growth in 2023 and beyond.  Record numbers of Americans, from all walks of life, are choosing to be their family’s first line of defense. It’s humbling that many of them are choosing the USCCA to help them on their self-defense journey,” said Mike Lowney. 

Delta Defense has experienced a 42% average sales growth over the past three years, adding over 250 jobs in Southeastern Wisconsin alone. Delta Defense now employs over 600 team members across the United States.  Additionally, Delta is a multi-year recipient of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s “Best Place to Work” award, and has held a spot on the INC. 5000 “Fastest Growing Companies” list for the past 11 years. 

Lowney and his team have built critical alliances with the industry’s largest firearms manufacturers, and partnership deals with big-box companies across the country to offer on-site firearms training and education. With a network of over 10,000 firearms instructors and educators across the country, Delta Defense and USCCA Membership are enabling millions of Americans to better protect themselves and their families.  

About the USCCA. The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) is an association of responsibly armed Americans whose members get exceptional self-defense education, lifesaving training, and self-defense liability insurance, preparing them for the before, during and after of a lawful act of self-defense. The USCCA is the largest, fastest-growing self-defense association dedicated to responsible gun owners.

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