Ruger Announces the Appointment of Kim Pritula as the Director of ATF/Export Compliance and Security
February 08, 2010
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is pleased to announce that Kim Pritula has been appointed to the position of Director of ATF/Export Compliance and Security.
Kim has been a valued employee of Sturm, Ruger for 28 years, many of those years spent developing the Ruger ATF and Export Compliance programs. Kim has achieved industry-wide recognition as an expert in these areas and she serves as the Chairperson of the NSSF Export Committee, working with SAAMI and industry leaders on several United Nations Small Arms issues related to Global Export controls. In her new role, Kim will assume additional responsibilities related to the physical security of the manufacturing facilities.
"Kim's many years of experience and demonstrated talent in the ATF and Export Compliance areas are a real asset to the Company," said Michael O. Fifer, President & CEO of Ruger. "We are delighted to have someone of Kim's caliber in such a crucial position at the Company."
"We have been challenged by Mike Fifer and our Board of Directors to continue to build on our strong ATF and Export Trade Compliance programs," said Kevin B. Reid, Sr., Vice President & General Counsel. "Kim has been the driving force of these excellent programs for many years, and this new position will allow Kim to devote even more of her time and talent to these critical areas of our business."
About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, "Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®," echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.
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