Recoil News

August 17, 2023

Recoil Marks Continued Growth with New Headquarters and Key Appointment

BOWLING GREEN, KY – (August 17, 2023): Recoil Aerospace, INC., an innovative designer of lightweight carbon fiber wildland fire suppression tanks and utility tanks, is pleased to announce major milestones that demonstrate the company’s ongoing expansion. With the recent acquisition of a new headquarters building in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and the appointment of Ray Whaley as the dedicated Customer Service/Product Support Manager, Recoil is forging ahead as it ventures into manufacturing their tank product lines, solidifying its commitment to delivering excellence and outstanding customer service.

The new Recoil headquarters, located on the 3rd floor of Stadium Park Plaza in Bowling Green, Kentucky, offers state-of-the-art classrooms, conference rooms, and office areas, all designed to foster innovation, collaboration, and an ideal environment for Recoil’s cutting-edge product development. With its stunning view of Bowling Green Ballpark, home to the Bowling Green Hot Rods, a High-A Minor League Baseball Affiliate, the new headquarters serves as a source of inspiration and motivation for Recoil’s dedicated team.

“We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of our new headquarters in Bowling Green, Kentucky,” said Joseph Rice, Founder & President at Recoil. “This expansion reflects our commitment to growth and underscores our relentless pursuit of excellence. The new location provides us with modern, well-equipped spaces to continue developing innovative fire suppression and utility tanks while delivering unparalleled service to our customers.”

Recoil is also delighted to welcome Ray Whaley as the new dedicated Customer Service/Product Support Manager. With a remarkable background spanning over 19 years in sales, flight operations management, inventory, logistics, and training, Ray brings extensive expertise to the team. Previously, Ray served in various leadership roles, including director of marketing and sales at JM5/ Equipment Solutions & Personnel, and Business Development Manager and Director of International Sales (Africa, Middle East) at Capewell Aerial Systems. Ray’s experience in the Florida Army National Guard as an Aviator/Ammunition Specialist and Flight Operations Specialist/ALSE Officer further exemplifies his commitment to excellence and attention to detail.

“Ray Whaley’s appointment as our Customer Service/Product Support Manager is a significant asset to Recoil,” stated Joseph Rice. “His wealth of experience and leadership skills will strengthen our customer-centric approach and we are confident that Ray’s expertise will contribute to Recoil’s ongoing success.”

Recoil Aerospace is also participating at the NGAUS 145th General Conference & Exhibition, booth #2132, showcasing their latest innovation, the U1000 Utility Tank. This cutting-edge product further exemplifies Recoil’s commitment to excellence and mission readiness, providing a distinct advantage in increasing mission performance in challenging environments.


Established in 2008, Recoil develops lightweight carbon fiber composite tank solutions. Key products include helicopter Tsunami Wildfire Suppression Tanks and internal utility tanks, which allow our customers to increase mission performance in austere, hostile environments, providing a distinct global advantage. 

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