said its chairman, Phillips Smith, will retire after October's board meeting.

The Scottsdale, Ariz., stun gun maker named Tom Smith chairman and Kathleen Hanrahan president. They will join CEO Rick Smith in a three-person office of the chief executive.

"I would like to congratulate my father, Phil Smith, on his retirement after 13 years of dedicated and intense service to this company,'' said Rick Smith.

Taser said it anticipates hiring a vice president of manufacturing to manage day-to-day manufacturing operations.