Westnet welcomes David Nokes as chief executive officer and Armory Capital as partner
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Westnet LLC, the industry leader in fire station alerting and dispatch systems, is excited to announce the appointment of David Nokes as its Chief Executive Officer and the addition of Armory Capital as a partner with the Matheny family.
Nokes, with deep experience serving the public safety sector, brings a wealth of knowledge to Westnet. Most recently, David was CEO of Emergency Reporting, and led a team providing software to thousands of fire departments and emergency service personnel in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. Nokes commented, “I am honored to have the opportunity to join the Westnet team. For over 50 years, Westnet has been committed to providing innovaƟve and high-quality products to fire and emergency services customers. I look forward to the opportunity to build on that legacy for years to come.”
Before his passing earlier this year, Richard “Dick” Matheny, founder of Westnet and pioneer of modern fire station alerting systems, led the effort to bring Nokes to Westnet and to position the company to continue to innovate and grow by partnering with Armory Capital. Dawn Matheny, President, and Kelly Matheny, VP Business Development, believe Armory is the ideal partner to help Westnet enhance solutions and service for Westnet’s customers.
Dawn Matheny said, “Our partnership with Armory allows Westnet to greatly expand its best-in-class product offerings.”
Kelly Matheny added, “Having a proven, fire-centric leader will be crucial in continuing our mission criƟcal endeavors to support the fire service goals of saving lives and property.”
Brett Bean, Partner at Armory Capital, said “We are humbled and thrilled to play a role in helping further Westnet’s mission to serve first responders and the millions of citizens they protect every day as partners with Dawn and Kelly. The Matheny’s have built a business around their passion for the fire service, a passion we share, and we’re excited to help make investments in people and technology to continue Westnet’s pursuit of excellence.” Bean added, “David Nokes’ enthusiasm for the public safety sector and demonstrated leadership abilities will serve Westnet’s customers and team members well. David will embrace and enhance the best of what has made Westnet successful, while fostering a culture of innovation and customer service.”
Westnet pioneered modern fire station alerting and is the industry leader in the development of innovative solutions to streamline the dispatch process and instantly transmit mission-critical information directly to first responders. Westnet’s solutions are used in thousands of police and fire dispatch centers, military and civilian fire stations, and airports nationwide.
About Armory Capital
Armory Capital is a family investment office with a legacy of more than 70 years of investing in private businesses. Unlike traditional private equity groups, Armory is funded with permanent capital. This unique funding structure means that the firm's decisions are not driven by the limited life of a particular fund. Armory is here for the long run.