Safariland Names Appleby Tax VP
The Safariland Group, a global provider of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, announced that Chad Appleby has joined the company as the Vice President, Tax based in Jacksonville, Florida.
Appleby, a certified public accountant with more than 15 years of experience working on a wide range of domestic and international tax matters, will be responsible for leading the global tax strategy and tax operations of the company and will report to Scott Harris, Chief Financial Officer.
Appleby joins the company after spending the last nine years leading the tax department as the Senior Director, Income Tax at PSS World Medical, Inc. a publicly traded distributor of medical supplies and equipment. Prior to that, he held roles of increasing responsibility in the Denver, CO; Honolulu, HI; and Jacksonville, FL offices of KPMG (the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm) advising clients on all areas of tax planning, reporting, and compliance. Appleby received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and his Masters in Taxation from the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program.
“Chad joins The Safariland Group at a pivotal time as we continue to execute our plan for growth through acquisitions and international expansion,” said Scott O’Brien, President. “We are looking forward to Chad’s involvement and leadership managing the complex tax issues and tax planning opportunities we face across the company’s global operations.”