Ares Armor CEO Bryce Sterlin has posted a new letter in which he indicates that both he and Dimitri Karras are moving toward resolution and admits that there is still work to be done toward that goal.
Please allow me to extend my deepest apologies to the employees, management team of Ares Armor Inc., and to those of you who have felt a connection to us. Yesterday, I violated your trust, by posting information about Dimitri Karras’ departure and our letter to him. I made a mistake, I let emotions get the better of me and I reacted in a manner that is not in line with the way that Ares Armor Inc. composes itself. I am sorry for my errors and I only hope you afford me the ability to regain the trust which we have built over the past seven months since I acquired Ares Armor Inc.
To Mr. Karras, I apologize for posting information publicly that should have remained private. Regardless of our differences and how we have clearly hurt one another – it gave me no right to disrespect you, for that I apologize.
When I met Dimitri and saw what his team built, it amazed me as I learned more about the incredible technology they developed, and the passion which fueled the company. Since Dimitri wanted to sell the company, I believed my professional experience teamed with these great people could lift the company to greater success. I fell in love with Ares Armor. More importantly, I fell in love with its people, and everything this company has done for the veteran community and will continue to do.
In closing, Dimitri was invited to my office yesterday and although both of us are emotional and have not fully resolved our differences, we made some good headway. Regardless, this should have never been put in a public forum, and I realize how wrong it was to the wonderful people of Ares Armor, Mr. Karras and our valued customers.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support for Ares Armor Inc.
Bryce Stirlen, CEO
Ares Armor, Inc.
Dimitri Karras stated via his Facebook page that this was a step in the right direction but also acknowledged that there was work to be done.
While this is a step in the right direction; actions speak louder than words.
I find it disturbing that while he has apologized for making things public, he does not remove his public statement from the website.
“I fell in love with Ares Armor” ?!!!
What kind of CEO writes like this? This guy is a clown.
I have been purchasing from Ares f before the ATF shit that really put them on the map. I liked their gear and originality. Since I was a subscriber, I received that email yesterday and immediately unsubscribed. My guess is I was not the only one, hence the apology?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. As a professional end user I’ll never purchase from them again or recommend them ever again.