Bushmaster Firearms, based in Windham, announced earlier this week it has named Mike Chamberlain to fill a newly created post as director of business development, law enforcement group.

Chamberlain’s career includes more than 20 years of department experience as well as 15 years of law enforcement industry development and sales.

Prior to joining Bushmaster, Chamberlain served as National Law Enforcement Sales Manager for Beretta USA where he was responsible for the development and execution of sales programs, and managing direct and indirect sales forces. Prior to that, Chamberlain held roles as sales manager for i2, Beretta and Bianchi International where he focused on managing territory sales, training, and support for law enforcement solutions.

Chamberlain’s 20-plus-year law enforcement career was with the Los Angeles Police Department where his roles included Patrol, Investigator, Police Academy Instructor as well as a number of task forces. He retired as a sergeant.

“The ability to bring on board a person of Mike’s caliber and background is a boost to continuing Bushmaster’s legacy as a supporter and leading supplier of products to the law enforcement community. In this new focused role, Mike’s extensive channel background and hands on user knowledge will help position us to further expand our offerings and add other resources to grow this, and other areas of our business,” said E. Scott Blackwell, Bushmaster’s president and chief sales and marketing officer.