Torrance, CA · April 13, 2009
Pelican™ Products, the global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced lighting systems and virtually indestructible cases, recently welcomed the host of History Channel’s popular show Mail Call and upcoming show Lock and Load – Gunnery Sergeant (Gunny), R. Lee Ermey.
Pelican’s CEO, Lyndon Faulkner arranged to take Gunny on a guided tour of Pelican’s 120,000 square foot facility to visit with employees. At the end of the tour, Faulkner presented Gunny with two Pelican long cases emblazoned with the “Gunny Approved” logo.
Probably best known for his role as the menacing “Drill Instructor Hartmann” in Stanley Kubrick’s Vietnam Conflict saga Full Metal Jacket, Mr. Ermey is an avid competitive shooter and uses Pelican long cases to protect his weapons while travelling.
About Mail Call
Retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey takes viewers' questions concerning military hardware and technology, then consults with experts to answer them. Topics covered to date include gas masks, Gatling guns, night vision equipment, and samurai swords.
About R. Lee ErmeyR. Lee Ermey is a Golden Globe nominee and Boston Society of Film Critics Award Winner for Best Supporting Actor in director Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket and after more than 25 years in the business, is one of the most successful and talented actors in film and television today. Ermey served 11 years active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps and rose to the rank of staff NCO. He served two years as a drill instructor and a tour of duty in Viet Nam and was medically retired in 1971. His post military career saw him utilizing his G.I. Bill benefits to enroll at the University of Manila in the Philippines to study drama. At that time, Francis Ford Coppola was filming Apocalypse Now in the area and cast Ermey in a featured role. He has since gone on to star or appear in approximately sixty films. You can find his website at www.rleeermey.com.
Pelican Products, Inc. is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.
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