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Industry news Glock Donates $600,000 To Foundation G lock Inc. has made its sixth consecutive annual $100,000 donation to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF), bringing the company’s total SOWF contributions to $600,000. Josh Dorsey, Glock Inc. vice president, presented the company’s most recent gift during the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Fla., in May. The SOWF is a nonprofit organization providing college scholarships to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel killed in combat or training. “With more than 500 children in our program who have yet to reach college age, this gift helps us assure those widows or widowers the foundation will be around when that young girl or boy reaches college age,” said Col. John T. Carney Jr., SOWF president and CEO. Among those present to accept Glock’s most recent contribution was Melinda Petrignani, one of more than 800 children of fallen special operations personnel to whom SOWF has provided aid. Her father, Army Ranger Private First Class Michael Ruddess, was killed in a training accident in 1986 when she was 8 months old. Through the financial assistance from SOWF, Melinda graduated from DePaul University in 2008 with a degree in business administration. In September 2010, she joined SOWF, where she works with families and students as a financial aid counselor. For more information, visit www.glock.com. Blue August LLC is now assisting Mark Craighead of Crossbreed Holsters in all public relations and editorial needs. Contact Monica Arnold, Blue August, at email@example.com. Visit www. crossbreedholsters.com. Premier Riflescopes has appointed Greenwood and Gryphon to handle advertising, marketing and public relations. Contact Rob Fancher, Greenwood and Gryphon, at rob@greenwoodgryphon. com or (401) 245-4461. Down-N-Dirty Outdoors, makers of handcrafted turkey and duck calls, has signed the Simpson Sales Co. to handle sales throughout the southern U.S. The company also has selected Todd Walter Sales & Service for sales in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. Visit www. downndirtyoutdoors.com. Otis Technology announces the representative agency Dynamar will manage sales and business development in the premium and incentive market nationwide. Visit www.otistec.com. Duck Creek Sporting Goods, manufacturer of Shoot-Thru Scope Covers, has hired Hays & Associates Inc. of Allentown, Pa., to handle sales in the Northeastern United States. Visit www. duckcreeksportinggoods.com. Carl Zeiss Sports Optics is now handling distribution of the Hensoldt line of optics in the United States. The Carl Zeiss Optronics division produces Hensoldt riflescopes and other optical instruments for military, law enforcement and civilian applications. Visit www.zeiss.com/sports. RSR Group Inc. has added all nonuniform 5.11 Tactical products to its inventory. Orders can be placed online 24 hours a day or through an RSR Group service professional. Visit www. rsrgroup.com. Ellett Brothers has added the complete line of Panteao Productions “Make Ready” instruction DVDs to its inventory. Visit www.ellettbrothers.com and www. panteaoproductions.com. Now Representing — Marketing/Public Relations Now Representing — Sales Now Representing — Distribution From left, Josh Dorsey, Glock VP; Melinda Petrignani, former recipient of the SOWF scholarship; Col. John T. Carney Jr., president of SOWF; and Tony Musa, Glock Inc. tis Technology has been recognized by the Defense Supply Center, Columbus (DSCC) for outstanding performance as one of the government’s best product suppliers for the second consecutive year. To be eligible for a DSCC Gold Award, vendors must have shipped 50 or more contract products for DSCC during a 12-month period, and meet stringent quality and delivery requirements as established by the Defense Logistics Agency. “It is extremely gratifying to be recognized for the support we offer the war fighter. There is no better job than when you can be proud of your work, and know you are making a difference,” said Nancy Szewczyk-Davoy, manager of contract administration at Otis Technology. Otis Technology earned a DSCC Bronze Award in 2006, a Silver Award in 2007 and 2008, and the Gold Award for 2011 and 2012. For more information, visit www.otisgun.com. 12 AUGUST 2011 O Otis Technology Receives Gold Award Subscribe to SI Digital www.shootingindustry.com www.shootingindustry.com Subscribe to SI DIGITAL