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Shooting Industry March 2012 Digital Edition - Page 10

Industry news FMG Presents $94,000 To Support NSSF’s First Shots F MG Publications presented a check for $94,000 to NSSF’s First Shots program at the 2012 SHOT Show State of the Industry dinner. The money was raised at the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Shooting Industry Masters. Randy Molde, Masters chairman, and Russ Thurman, publisher and editor of Shooting Industry magazine, presented the check to Bob Scott, chairman of the NSSF board of governors, and Steve Sanetti, NSSF president. “The NSSF’s First Shots program is something we truly believe in,” Sanetti said. “This is a very expensive, labor-intensive program, and it wouldn’t be possible without donations from good friends and industry supporters. One of the biggest supporters has been FMG Publications and the Shooting Industry Masters.” “We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to support First Shots and everything it stands for,” Molde said. “We understand that it’s important to bring in new shooters to the sport and new customers to our businesses. And we have an outstanding time when we do the Shooting Industry Masters — we probably have more fun than is legal! We invite all of you to this year’s match.” The 2012 Shooting Industry Masters will be held July 20-21 at SI DIGITAL Hot Link From left, Russ Thurman, Shooting Industry magazine, and Randy Molde, Masters chairman, present a $94,000 check to Bob Scott, chairman of the NSSF Board of Governors and Steve Sanetti, NSSF president. the Rockcastle Shooting Center in Kentucky. For more information on the Masters, visit For more information on First Shots, visit Nikon Sport Optics Honors Top Sales Reps N ikon Sport Optics announces the recipients of its annual sales awards, presented at the 2012 SHOT Show in January. Salesman of the Year is Joe Palermo of Professional Marketing Inc., and the Rep Group of the Year is Adventure Bound. Waylan Owens, of Owens Outdoor Sales, received the James R. D’Elia Sales Professional Award. Rookie of the Year is Nick Gamel of Odle and Associates. Elite Salesmen of the Year are Jon Rossow, Kurt Odle and Josh Morse of Odle and Associates; Rocky Stewart of T.F. Gowen and Sons; Jason Phillips of Owens Outdoor Sales; Randy Hughes of Odle and Associates; and Bruce Witte of Mitch Beene and Associates. “Despite an economy that’s been slow at best, our reps have gone the extra mile and challenged the ‘normal’ way of doing things, and achieved some dramatic increases,” said Randy Garrison, senior national sales and marketing manager for Nikon Sport Optics. For more information, visit or Winchester Ammunition Honors Distributor or setting a high standard of service to dealers, solid sales performance and support of the Winchester brand, W.L. Baumler Co. has been named the 2011 Distributor of the Year F by Winchester Ammunition. “W.L. Baumler Co. was a large part of our success in 2011, and we’re excited to present them with this award. We’re looking forward to continuing a strong partnership with W.L. Baumler Co., and, as we have for many decades, working together to meet the needs of our customers,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of sales and marketing. “We receive great feedback on Winchester products. They are a great company to deal with, and have been very loyal to W.L. Baumler Co. We owe a great deal of thanks to our customers and manufacturers’ reps for making this award possible,” said Jack Baumler, owner and president. For more information, visit Brett Flaugher (right), Winchester Ammunition vice president of sales and marketing, congratulates Jack Baumler, owner and president of W.L. Baumler Co. Visit Shooting Industry’s Product Index Feature 10 MARCH 2012 Subscribe to SI DIGITAL

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