Roy Cuny, a former chief executive officer of Smith & Wesson Holding Company, is the new president of Stinger Systems.
Stinger also announced Monday that Cuny would join the firm’s board of directors. Stinger is a developer of stun gun and other non-lethal security technology.

“We are thrilled to have Roy take the helm at Stinger Systems,” said Robert Gruder, chairman and CEO of Stinger, in a statement. “Roy adds a wealth of industry expertise and management talent to our growing team and his guidance and direction will no doubt prove invaluable as we launch our Stinger line of projectile stun guns.”
Stinger announced recently that it had raised as much as $17 million in financing. The company is also fighting a lawsuit from one of its competitors.

“I am very pleased to be joining Stinger Systems,” said Cuny. “Over the past several months I have had the opportunity to follow Stinger Systems and have been impressed with the Company’s technology and the capabilities of the Stinger projectile stun gun. I am confident Stinger Systems is in an excellent position to play a meaningful role in this fast growing market. I very much look forward to bringing competition to the projectile stun marketplace and believe the law enforcement community and the taxpayers will benefit by a truly competitive marketplace.”

Cuny was president and CEO of Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation from December of 2003 through last November. He also led Smith & Wesson Corp. Cuny joined the company in 2002. Before that, he was president of Peerless Manufacturing in Dallas, TX.