BY VETS • FOR PATRIOTS
Here at Rebel Silencers we employ a rare business model. We’re majority owned by disabled Veterans, and most everyone here is a partner. What does that mean for you? It means that truly we care about the work that we do because our future depends on your satisfaction, 100%. We don’t punch a time clock, we all own this thing and we’re serious about what we do. We are a fun loving and lighthearted crew so expect words like ‘gubment’ and greetings like ‘howdy’ but rest assured constant improvement is our highest goal, and innovation is our creed.
Eric Woodard (Codename: El Patron)
Key Roles / Talents: Venture Funding, Marketing, Planning, and Leadership
Eric joined the Army at 17 after 9/11 and served for 10 years with four Iraq deployments. While in the Army and beyond Eric started and succeeded in several business ventures including 199Trust.com. With a keen eye for marketing and business management Eric founded Rebel Silencers with a goal of leading in and normalizing an ever-growing domestic sound suppressor market. If there is an industry that is a bubble of overpricing don’t let Eric near it. He has a needle and he likes popping bubbles.
Joseph Roller (Codename: Mikey)
Key Roles / Talents: Customer Service, Web Design, and Production
Mikey is an Army veteran with two Iraq deployments. If you call Rebel Silencers chances are you’re going to speak with Mikey. Mikey wields his telephone like Michelangelo operated a paintbrush. His web designing is fresh and in the shop he operates CNC machines like he was born to do it.
Simon (Codename: Sexy)
Key Roles / Talents: Master Machinist, CNC Machinist
Simon is a ball of talent. If you look at Simon’s work area you will witness something extraordinary. Perfect parts in perfect rows from a machine that is tuned and cutting perfection. Key word. Perfection. It is possible that Simon is actually a telekinetic. We have strategically placed hidden cameras and sensors around his work station to capture any gravitational anomalies should they occur. We’ll keep you all posted on our findings.
Manny (Codename: Manlito)
Key Roles / Talents: Inventory, Shipping, Receiving
Manny is also a fellow ex Army cat. Mainly Manlito is in charge of keeping our inventory room under control as well as shipping. Every once in a while if he is behaving we treat him to cerakoting or engraving. Of course, Manny is an amateur fighter and although small, is quite fierce and scrappy. Therefore I hope that Manny never reads this post.
Tyler (Codename: Goku)
Key Roles / Talents: Customer Service / Anger Management
Tyler is a manager at 199Trust and was brought over to Rebel Silencers for his deep knowledge of the NFA process and a penchant for workflow and macro organization. Dealing with the paperwork and inventory side of Class III NFA toys is a burden most wouldn’t wish on their worst of enemies, however Tyler is the type of cat that maintains his sanity in a sea of frustration. Tyler has an unhealthy fetish with making cars go sideways so we always make sure he has a fresh supply of slightly used tires.
Luigi (Codename: Tiny)
Key Roles / Talents: Cerakote / Finishing / Cat Wrangling
As an ex army infantry goof ball, we like having Luigi around. He’s loyal, smart, ultra hard working and about as generous as they come. Luigi can’t stand a scratched can. In Luigi’s nightmares, he dreams of suppressors whose finish is smudged. Often you’ll find him staring at the ceiling, dazed by cerakote fumes while listening to metal and vaping. One day when Rebel Silencers makes money we’ll be able to afford to get him a respirator, then a large part of our collective enjoyment watching Luigi stumble through the shop will be over.
Vanessa (Codename: Loca)
Key Roles / Talents: Pressing baffles / Finishing / Making sure we don't hurt ourselves.
Vanessa is Luigi’s wife. That makes her awesome. She can spot an errant metal shaving in a suppressor from across the room and remove it simply staring at it. We don’t mess with Vanessa, she’ll hurt us.
Tony (Codename: Golden State)
Key Roles / Talents: Finishing / Melting hearts
Tony used to drive trucks. When we need something handled we holler for Tony. Full stop. Ok, I’ll keep going. Tony is a character—if you talk to Tony, you like Tony. Everyone needs a Tony in their life. We can’t prove this but while Tony is sandblasting sometimes we won’t see him move for hours, almost as if he is sleeping, but really he is just laser focused like a ninja on making sure our products remain awesome.
Luis (Codename: El Suave)
Key Roles / Talents: Machining
Luis is a machinist. Not just any machinist, THE machinist. When we need a new design cooked up fast so we can go to the range only to realize the new idea isn’t as good as our old idea, he’s the guy to ask. He’s used to getting very high quality parts out fast and knows how to hustle. Once upon a time he was a pro baseball player but we don’t hold that against him.