Bill BlackSafety Components, Inc. (SCI), the world leader in technology driven fabric solutions for high performance flame resistant fabrics, is pleased to announce the addition of Bill Black to its Fire Service sales and marketing team. Bill comes to Safety Components from Municipal Emergency Services, Inc. (MES) where he was the Vice President of Sales for the MES California branch. During Bill’s 20+ year career serving fire service professionals, he has amassed a broad range of experience in sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Bill earned a degree in Public Administration, from San Diego State University.

As the Western Region Sales Manager Bill will be responsible for supporting garment manufacturers, distributors and end use customers in the expansion of SCI fabrics for use in structural firefighting, wildland, USAR and station wear garments. 

Guy Lucas, Director of Sales & Marketing SCI, stated, “Bill displays an incredible passion for understanding and meeting customer needs in terms of support, sales and delivery requirements. His track record of success within the fire industry, along with his professionalism and ability to put his customers first, has earned tremendous respect from those customers, his partners and peers alike”.

Commenting on this new chapter of his fire industry career, Bill stated, “I am excited about the new responsibilities and challenges that lie ahead. This position will allow me to work closely with our experienced distributors while calling on municipal and industrial fire departments to assist them in maintaining the highest levels of personal protection. I am confident that with the team and technological expertise in place, combined with the Safety Components portfolio of innovative high performance FR fabrics, that Safety Components will continue to grow its leadership position in personal protective fabrics for years to come.”


During the past 17 years Safety Components has led the fire service by developing more outer shell and thermal liner fabric innovations than any other textile company in the world. Safety Components’ outer shells contain a patented, durable, water repellent finish that offers safer, lighter, and dryer gear. These same outer shell fabrics also contain solution dyed fibers for the highest resistance to fading after thermal exposure.  

Safety Components, Inc. (SCI) is the market leader in technology driven fabric solutions for high performance textiles. The main focus of SCI is to design and manufacture textiles for markets including: first responders (fire service, USAR & EMS), military, outdoor fabrics, aerospace escape slides, fuel cells, and automotive air bag fabrics. A division of International Textile Group, the SCI manufacturing facility is located in Greenville, South Carolina.