Irvine, Calif. (February 27, 2020) 5.11, Inc., the global innovator of technical purpose-built apparel, footwear and gear, has welcomed Deborah Ajeska, former Vice President of Human Resources and Administration at West Marine, to 5.11’s executive team as Global Vice President, People and Administration.

“Deb brings over 20 years of experience as a strategic executive leader, with expertise in organizational development, change management, leadership development and knowledge of the core HR disciplines,” said 5.11 Chief Executive Officer, Francisco Morales. “She has a strong connection to the brand, with multiple personal ties to military and law enforcement, and we’re excited to have Deb join the 5.11 family.”

Ajeska has spent most of her career in finance and human resources. At West Marine, she oversaw many administrative functions of the company including human resources, benefits, payroll, talent management, legal and loss prevention, as well as financial planning and analysis. In her role at 5.11, Ajeska has worldwide responsibility for 5.11 Human Resources and Legal, working with teams in Irvine and Manteca, CA as well as international offices in Australia, Brazil, Dubai, Hong Kong, Malmo, Sweden, Mexico.

“5.11 not only creates industry-leading professional apparel and gear, but also supports military and law enforcement – something that resonates deeply with me,” Ajeska said. “I’m thrilled to join the outstanding team at 5.11, and I am excited to utilize my experience to elevate the brand.”

Originally from Virginia, Ajeska graduated from Christopher Newport University, with a degree in Accounting. She will be telecommuting between the company’s Irvine office and her home in Salinas, California, where she lives with her husband and two sons.


About 5.11, Inc.

With offices around the globe, 5.11 works directly with end users to create purpose-built apparel, footwear and gear designed specifically to enhance the safety, accuracy, speed, and performance of tactical professionals and technical enthusiasts worldwide. 5.11 products exceed rigorous standards, which have allowed the brand to establish a reputation for innovation and authenticity, and become the premier choice for those who always have to be ready. 5.11 products can be purchased online, through authorized dealers and retailers, as well as at 5.11 company-owned retail stores.

Learn more about 5.11’s best-selling gear and accessories at www.511tactical.com. Find a full list of 5.11 company-owned retail stores at https://www.511tactical.com/locations/.  Connect with 5.11 on Facebook, Twitter @511Tactical and on Instagram @511Tactical and #511tactical

5.11, Inc. is a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI).

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