Boise, ID – GEMTECH, The world’s leading silencer company, has announced the hiring of Derek Smith as Director of New Product Development. Derek comes to Gemtech with several years of industry and silencer experience from companies such as Nightforce Optics and Advanced Armament Corp. Derek continued his silencer knowledge and skill set at Silencer Shop as the Director of Distribution Sales. He was an integral part of making them the largest and most advanced silencer distributor in the country.

“I’m very excited to be part of the team at Gemtech,” said the self-described silencer dork, optics snob and root beer connoisseur. “I’m looking forward to taking on the challenges of developing new products to fill the needs of the marketplace and Gemtech has built a more than capable team of meeting those demands in full.”

GEMTECH CEO Ron Martinez had this to say: We are ecstatic to have Derek join our World Class Team. GEMTECH continues to add key people around the world to support our military, law enforcement, and civilian customers. Our Innovation since 1976 and people like Derek show our customers that GEMTECH is the Professional’s Choice for Decades.