Applied Fiber Concepts, Inc. (AFCI) is an OEM/Private Label manufacturer of bullet-resistant armor systems and other armored products for law enforcement, military, and private security personnel. While AFCI is still relatively young as a corporation, its Founder and President, Alex F. Cejas, has been designing, manufacturing, and selling body armor for more than 25 years. AFCI currently designs the soft armor systems, engineers the ballistic protection panels to various threat levels dictated by the National Institute of Justice, the US Military, and international specifications, and AFCI markets and sells its products through supply agreements signed with manufacturers and distributors of tactical gear who choose not to make their own armor panels. The company strives to build its partnerships with a manufacturer and distribution network by developing OEM quality awareness and superior ballistic performance at competitive prices. AFCI offers its solutions as alternatives to existing bullet-resistant product lines, and differentiates itself by emphasizing OEM/Private Label benefits, promoting high performance and quality, and facilitating marketable armor solutions that help customer brand awareness.
The key message associated with the AFCI product line is high performing, comfortable, functional, and well-constructed bullet-resistant solutions. We currently have a unique opportunity to be the only manufacturer in our industry to offer strictly OEM/private label soft and hard armor solutions. The Company’s mission is to engineer, to design, and to manufacture a distinct variety of high-quality, high-performance protective products for the law enforcement, military, and private security communities. AFCI intends to “Apply Technology to Protecting Heroes”.
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AFCI Leadership Team
Alex F. Cejas
President / CEO
Over 21 years of experience in the body armor industry.
Industrial Engineering background provides a technical approach to business development and project management.
Has served in several roles in sewn products manufacturing including sales, design & development, production, and operations management.
Has valuable “C-level” management experience in a public corporation.
Provides hands-on engineering approach to Quality Management Systems and Proposal Generation.
Executive Vice President of Operations
Ken Mueller is currently the Executive Vice President of Operations at Applied Fiber Concepts, Inc. Ken has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA from Davenport University. Ken started his career working in the Maritime Industry for Wartsila and Exxon Mobil. He then transitioned to body armor by working at Second Chance Body Armor. After holding several positions with increased responsibility, he was appointed the plant manager of the Geneva, AL factory. Ken spent 9 years at Survival Armor where he served as the VP of Operations and R&D. Most recently Ken spent 2 years in Germany working with hard armor for Rheinmetall Ballistic Protection as the R&D Systems Manager. Ken’s experience includes product development and manufacturing operations for soft and hard armor products associated with local law enforcement, gov’t contracts, and international contracts.
Over 8 years in the body armor industry.
Results-oriented Six Sigma Green Belt, trilingual Industrial Engineer.
Over 10 years of experience in quality management systems and compliance.
Applied knowledge in statistical process control tools in the industries of apparel, personal care products and ballistic soft armor.
Experience in ISO 9001 implementation and certification, coaching/training personnel, plus supplier auditing expertise.