TSSi Announces Retirement of Founder, Bill Strang

Strang Retires after over 41 years in the industry

Founder of TSSi, Bill Strang

October 20, 2021, Harrisonburg, Virginia –Tactical & Survival Specialties, Inc. (TSSi) would like to welcome the community in celebrating the well-deserved retirement of founder Bill Strang. Strang's last official day at TSSi was September 22, 2021. Over the past 41 years, Strang built TSSi into a company that has provided the highest quality equipment and solutions for military, law enforcement, and disaster response professionals worldwide. Although Strang’s presence will be truly missed as head of the company and as an integral member of the industry, TSSi will continue to operate based on the guiding principles of integrity, excellence, reliability, and teamwork as a subsidiary of Noble Supply & Logistics.

“It is hard to believe it has been over 40 years since starting TSSi,” Strang said. “To me, the most amazing part of building this business has been the friends I have made - not just customers, but also suppliers and competitors. My memories of these friends will always be my biggest reward.”

Strang founded TSSi in 1980. TSSi’s humble beginnings as an outfit run out of Strang's home garage grew into what is now a bustling enterprise with the mission to provide specialized operational equipment and services to the Department of Defense; federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; and emergency response professionals.

Strang plans to spend the early part of his retirement enjoying time with his wife and family before stepping into his new role as a member of the Noble Supply & Logistics Board of Advisors, as well as offering consulting and advisory services to veteran entrepreneurs through his newly established SPSA LLC consulting business.    

Strang reflected, “As I start a new chapter in my life, I want to make sure that I thank my team at TSSi current and past, for without them I could not have been successful. I also want to thank those who defend and protect our country for allowing me to support some of the finest people our country has to offer. Knowing that TSSi has made a difference in their lives means everything to me. Thank you all.”

Tactical & Survival Specialties, Inc.® (TSSi), a subsidiary of Noble Supply & Logistics, is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and was founded in 1980 by Bill Strang. Boston-based Noble Supply & Logistics is a leading provider of supply chain management, logistics, mission support, and technology/e-commerce solutions for the U.S. Military, Federal, state, and local governments, operating globally under multiple DLA TLS Prime Vendor contracts. Noble's global footprint includes operation centers, distribution centers, and consolidation points positioned to expedite delivery and enhance product availability. A distributor of 11,000 manufacturers, Noble stocks over one million items in warehouses throughout the continental United States and abroad. Noble reduces the cost of readiness while responding rapidly to customers' challenges.