Personal Defense Network Expands Operations and Names New Executive Director

World's leading online personal defense information resource names Rob Pincus as Executive Director.

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Rob Pincus Executive Director

Rob Pincus is a personal defense industry leader and Executive Director of Personal Defense Network.

Nobody in the personal defense training industry does more to make defensive training accessible, affordable, and applicable to the masses than Rob.

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 26, 2014

Minneapolis-based Personal Defense Network® (PDN), the leading online destination for high-quality personal defense training, and a gathering place for those serious about defending themselves and others in all aspects of their lives, announces a reorientation of responsibilities for Managing Editor Rob Pincus starting with the immediate appointment of Pincus as PDN Executive Director. Tom Durand, PDN Senior Vice President said today, “Nobody in the personal defense training industry does more to make defensive training accessible, affordable, and applicable to the masses than Rob. We look forward to his input and guidance in defining the scope and execution of this industry’s next big thing, and we’re thrilled to have his commitment.”

The PDN training platform has seen unprecedented growth since its launch in 2007, fueled by strategic industry partnerships and an unwavering commitment to provide more, and better, personal defense training options. PDN today serves a monthly audience of over 3 million viewers, subscribers, and members. Since its launch in 2010, Rob Pincus has served as PDN Managing Editor, providing depth to the franchise by appearing on camera both online and in DVD, leading hands-on training through the PDN cross-country Training Tour, and by extending PDN content through the recruiting of professional personal defense contributors, instructors, and experts. For several years prior to the launch of the PDN online platform, Rob led the development of content for the Personal Firearm Defense DVD Series which, combined with the PDN DVD series, has shipped over 6 million DVDs since 2006. As Rob puts it, “Responsible firearms owners and everyone interested in personal defense are eager to learn, and they want access to more instruction, more information, whenever and wherever they choose. PDN provides that access to many of the best sources in the industry,” PDN currently has over 10,000 Premium Members and approaching 100,000 newsletter subscribers.

Coinciding with “PDN 2.0”, a behind-the-scenes technical expansion of the PDN online platform expected to dramatically boost the user experience, is an accelerated plan to bring a host of new benefits to PDN Premium Members and platform visitors, as well as a means of expanding the network in new directions. Among other things, Pincus will be tapped to lead the developmental blue-print of PDN’s newest content offerings in the areas of, instructor development for the professional training community, new content focused on females, law enforcement and youth, and industry-first initiatives in distance education.

Pincus is currently leading the 2014 PDN Training Tour, which includes stops in more than 30 cities and ends in August, but has already begun working on this project with the team in Minneapolis.

About Personal Defense Network

The Personal Defense Network® (PDN) is a wholly owned subsidiary of TN Marketing, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, offering professional instruction to those serious about preparing and arming themselves for defense in every aspect of their lives. PDN is focused on being the leading provider of high-quality personal defense video content and editorial on the Internet, including Combat Focus® Shooting™, an intuitive shooting approach developed by PDN Executive Director Rob Pincus. In 2013 PDN provided an average of 240,000 average monthly visitors the high-quality information they sought and members viewed over 6 million minutes of personal defense demonstrations, tips, and techniques online. Visit


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