Hurst Jaws of Life® welcomes Barry Hopper to sales team

SHELBY, N.C. (September, 2016) HURST Jaws of Life, Inc., an industry leading global manufacturer of rescue tools, welcomes Barry Hopper as southeast regional sales manager. Hopper brings 30 years of public safety experience to HURST’s sales team, including teaching extrication and supervisory/management courses.

“We’re thrilled to add Barry to our sales team,” said Mike Canon, director of rescue sales for HURST Jaws of Life, Inc. “His passion for and experience in public service is not only impressive, but also vital to a sales role. We’re excited to see what he’s able to accomplish in his region.” 

Hopper comes to HURST from GPSTC, the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, where he served as an instructor, teaching courses or demonstrations in extrication, technical rescue, management and health and safety. Before this role, he retired as battalion chief after serving more than 20 years as a firefighter.    

During his service, Hopper is most proud of the 21 days he spent helping with search and rescue at the Louisiana/Mississippi border in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. 

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HURST is the only manufacturer of the Jaws of Life® brand. There is no equal to saving lives. The company’s commitment to research and development and dedication to quality engineering and manufacturing, has resulted in a line of innovative products known for outstanding safety, durability and performance. HURST Jaws of Life, Inc., the most trusted brand in the industry, is a unit of IDEX Corporation, an applied solutions company. For more information about HURST Jaws of Life, please visit or find them on Facebook

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