El Paso, Texas
First Texas was a leading
producer of metal detectors for treasure hunting and consumer night
- First Texas sought to grow through acquisition of other niche
consumer electronics and optical products for outdoor recreation.
- First Texas produced Bounty Hunter, a leading line of metal
detectors for recreational treasure hunting and Night Owl brand
night vision monoculars, binoculars and goggles.
- First Texas Products Company was formed in July 1999 with Thomas
Walsh to acquire First Texas Manufacturing.
- In May 2001, First Texas acquired Night Owl Optics of New
York, NY, a worldwide leader in consumer night vision products.
- The company was recapitalized in 2003 by management and a financial
Maurer served on the Board of Directors.