In a news conference on Tuesday, September 25, Defense Distributed VP of Operations, Paloma Heindorff, announced the resignation of Cody Wilson. Wilson will not hold a position at the company going forward, and Ms. Heindorff will take his place as the company’s director.
According to her, the company, which has about 20 employees, remains healthy and resolute despite the change.
“I cannot be more proud of my team right now. We didn’t miss a beat. No one blinked,” said Ms. Heindorff. “We have no intention of stopping… This resilience, I truly believe to not only be characteristic of our company as a whole, but also the ideas that we have worked so hard to promote.”
Regarding Wilson’s role at the company, she said simply: “He’s been an incredibly powerful figurehead, but this is about an idea.”
Wilson’s resignation comes amid a widely publicized sexual assault scandal. Out with the old, in with the new.