About Us

Headquartered in Elizabethtown, KY and owned and operated by eight experienced, industry professionals and a staff with over 200 years of combined experience, our skill set covers the full spectrum of required disciplines: mechanical engineering, metallurgical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial design, CAD design, and an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Gunsmithing.

Utilizing Six Sigma® methodologies and procedures, decades of experience, the latest equipment technology available and unrivaled data management, ADG can tackle a broad range of product development challenges, from slight twists on classic designs to the most complex and innovative technologies.

Backed by ADG’s product development business unit, we not only identify underlying issues, we can also determine and implement solutions from design all the way to the production environment. Our design and metallurgical engineers can provide superior failure analysis, design investigative experiments, and provide design direction.

Our Team

Marlin R. Jiranek, II
Chief Operating Officer

Harold J. (Jody) Carson, Jr.
Vice President – Manufacturing Technology

Joshua K. English
Vice President – Manufacturing Operations

Michael Brent Jarboe
Chief Executive Officer

Greg A. Dennison
President – Ammunition Business Unit

Kevin Blanford
Vice President – Industrial Design

Mark T. Hammond
Vice President – Product Engineering

Key Accomplishments

• 23 major firearm development programs
• Directly responsible for $300 + million in military contract awards
• 55 rifle and shotgun stock designs, 35 currently in production.
• 11 new cartridge design development programs
• 107 + ammunition load developments & line extensions
• 6 new projectile designs
• 9 major knife designs licensed to iconic brands
• 57 U.S. patents