William “Bill” Gardner, who has served as president of the company from its inception and guided Hot Desert Knights to the founding of HDK DISTRIBUTION, INC. and GayAdultPhotos.com, founded Hot Desert Knights, Inc. in 1989.
"I've had a ball with HDK and its subsidiaries, I have had a great time and made some wonderful friends in the industry," Gardner said. "It's a great business/industry and one that I'm proud to have been associated with, but it's time to step down and turn over the leadership to Lee so that he can continue to build on what we have created."
Watson has been with the company for more than 10 years and has served as vice president since 2004.
"I'm both thrilled and humbled to be taking over the reigns from Bill and helping the company reach new heights," Watson said. “Thanks to Bill's amazing leadership, HDK is today universally known throughout the world as the top gay producer of quality hardcore bareback and fisting content on the market with a reputation for honesty and integrity in all that HDK does. I'm extremely proud to continue my part with this great company and to serve as president of HDK."