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Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announces the promotion of Shawn Leska to Vice President of Sales, effective November 6, 2015.
Mr. Leska has served as Director of Sales since November 2011. During this time, he has been integral to the success of several new product launches, sales programs and promotional initiatives. His strategic approach and strong industry relationships have positively impacted the company's sales growth for almost three decades.
"Shawn has a tremendous level of industry experience, and his knowledge of firearms products and the Ruger brand is unmatched. We look forward to having him in his new role and anticipate that he will continue to have a significant impact in driving growth in our business," commented CEO Mike Fifer.
Mr. Leska has been a Ruger employee for more than 26 years, growing from an accounting office assistant to a regional sales manager and eventually to Director of Sales. As Vice President of Sales, Shawn will oversee all aspects of the sales organization - domestic commercial sales, national account sales, law enforcement and military sales, and international / export sales. He will continue to report directly to President and COO, Chris Killoy.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to lead the sales team in this new, expanded role," said Leska. "It has been a privilege to see the company grow over the last several years and I am excited to be part of such a tremendous leadership team," he concluded.
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. With products made in America, Ruger offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines, across both the Ruger and Marlin brands. For more than 70 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, "Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®," echoes our commitment to these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.
The Company may, from time to time, make forward-looking statements and projections concerning future expectations. Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to certain qualifying risks and uncertainties, such as market demand, sales levels of firearms, anticipated castings sales and earnings, the need for external financing for operations or capital expenditures, the results of pending litigation against the Company, the impact of future firearms control and environmental legislation, and accounting estimates, any one or more of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publish revised forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date such forward-looking statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of subsequent unanticipated events.
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