Paraclete Armor & Equipment, Inc. is located in St. Pauls, North Carolina. Mrs. Colleen D'Annunzio is our Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Colleen is a veteran of the US Army and is our company's sales and marketing leader. Tim D'Annunzio is Paraclete's President and Chief Designer.
The genesis of the Paraclete opportunity was Tim D'Annunzio's decision a decade ago to develop technologically advanced, custom designed equipment for the specific needs of highly skilled and forward force members of the military and law enforcement communities.
Presently, Paraclete designs and manufactures state-of-the-art military and law enforcement personnel tactical vests and load bearing equipment designed to help the user more efficiently and safely carry and use weapons, communication, medical and safety equipment.
Mr. D'Annunzio is the holder of two patents: (1) strap connector system (US Patent Number 5,259,093), and (2) cut-away vest release system (US Patent Application Number 10,008,391) giving Paraclete a distinct business advantage and creates a niche that only Paraclete can legally fill. Mr. D'Annunzio leases exclusive-use rights to Paraclete Armor & Equipment for these two, highly sought-after, patented designs.
Paraclete currently uses a computer aided design system for all of our design work. This system allows the input of existing hard patterns through a digitizing system and the development of new designs or to refine and rework existing designs.
Paraclete also utilizes a computer layout and cutting system. This system allows the transfer of designs directly to our layout/marker making computer and then to the computerized cutting and marking table ensuring a standardized, quality product every time.
Paraclete Armor & Equipment Featured in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon video game series
Paraclete Armor & Equipment's Releasable Assault Vest (RAV0019), a Paraclete original design patented in 2004, has ?seen action' in the virtual battlefield via 3 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon games: Ghost Recon 2, Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter.