Christopher J. Killoy, President and CEOView Bio
Mr. Killoy was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on May 9, 2017 and previously held the position of President and COO from January 1, 2014 - May 9, 2017. Mr. Killoy had served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing since November 2006. During this time, he had been instrumental in executing the successful launch of many new products and in managing the Company's strong sales growth.
Prior to joining Ruger, Mr. Killoy was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Smith & Wesson. Additionally, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Savage Range Systems. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (SAAMI) and the International Hunter Education Association Foundation (IHEAF).
He is a 1981 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and subsequently served in a variety of Armor and Infantry assignments in the U.S. Army.
Sarah F. ColbertView Bio
Sarah, named Vice President of Administration, has served the Company in various human resource and legal capacities since joining the Company in 2011. In her most recent role as Director of Human Resources, Sarah worked with a dedicated, multi-disciplinary team to develop and launch "Ruger University," an internal program offering degree and non-degree courses designed to further associates' training and education. And as part of an ongoing effort to harmonize and simplify Company policies, practices and procedures, Sarah also guided a team to successfully implement "Workday," the Company's first cloud-based human capital management system.
Prior to joining Ruger, Sarah worked as a litigation associate at Day Pitney LLP and Ryan Ryan Deluca LLP, where she handled a wide variety of matters, including complex commercial litigation, product liability and employment disputes.
Sarah graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2005 and Suffolk University (summa cum laude) in 2001.
Thomas A. DineenView Bio
Senior Vice President of Finance, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer as of July 10, 2017. Previously, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer since 2003 and Assistant Controller from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Dineen joined the Company in 1997 as Manager of Corporate Accounting.
Shawn C. LeskaView Bio
Shawn was elected by the Board as Vice President of Sales on November 6, 2015. He previously served as the Company’s Director of Sales beginning in November 2011. Shawn joined the Company in 1989 as an Accounting Office Assistant, growing to a Regional Sales Manager prior to becoming Director of Sales.
Kevin B. Reid, Sr.View Bio
Kevin was elected by the Board as Vice President and General Counsel on April 23, 2008. Prior thereto, Kevin served as the Company's Director of Marketing from June 4, 2007. Kevin joined the Company in July 2001 as an Assistant General Counsel.
Thomas P. SullivanView Bio
Thomas Sullivan assumed the title of Senior Vice President of Operations on July 1, 2017. In his new role, he is responsible for Company operations, engineering, and product development. Mr. Sullivan previously served as Vice President of Newport and Mayodan operations. With over 25 years of executive manufacturing experience, he also serves on the Executive Board for the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association, and is an advisor for the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
During his eleven-year tenure with Ruger, Mr. Sullivan has facilitated the implementation of lean manufacturing methodologies and continuous improvement principles, creating more value for Ruger stakeholders, and enabling Ruger to become the world's largest producer of sporting firearms. Prior to joining Ruger, he held executive positions with IMI Norgren, Rexnord, and TRW Automotive.
Mr. Sullivan holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT); a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and an M.B.A. with a focus on Finance from the University of Chicago.
Robert J. Werkmeister, Jr.View Bio
Rob, named Vice President of Marketing, has served as Director of Marketing since January 2013, overseeing all Ruger marketing activities including brand development, product launches, media buying, advertising, and trade shows. Rob was also responsible for Ruger's web presence, including both Ruger.com and ShopRuger.com.
Prior to joining Ruger, Rob was the President and founder of Symbolic, Inc., a full-service marketing agency. While with Symbolic, Rob began working with Ruger as a client in 2002 and has been the primary strategic marketing driver for the Ruger account since 2007.
Rob holds a B.S. degree in Political Science and an M.B.A. in Marketing, with a focus on Consumer Behavior and Research, both from the University at Buffalo.
Michael W. Wilson (Mickey)View Bio
Mickey, named Vice President of Mayodan Operations, has served as Director of Mayodan Operations since June 2013, when he led the charge to create and oversee the growth of the newly acquired manufacturing facility in Mayodan, NC. Mickey previously held the position of Revolvers Business Unit Director in the Newport, NH factory from 2007 to 2013. Since joining Ruger in 2007, Mickey has been key in transforming Ruger manufacturing operations into lean value streams, creating a lean culture, and growing sales through new product introductions.
Throughout his entire career, Mickey has been involved in manufacturing operations and engineering. He served in many engineering and operational leadership capacities for TRW Automotive, Wabash National Trailer Corporation, and JeffBoat LLC.
Mickey graduated from Purdue University in 1999 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology and received his M.B.A. from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2008.