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Shooting Industry October 2010 - Page 12
Industry news Freedom Group Announces Chairman T he board of directors for Freedom Group Inc. has formed an office of the chairman and named John B. Blystone as its new chairman of the board. Blystone is joined by Walter McLallen, vice chairman. “With the creation of this office, the company has significantly enhanced its ability to operate with strong governance, and to identify, evaluate and pursue a wide range of strategic and operational initiatives,” Blystone said. Blystone served as chairman, president Handgun Grips in Soft Rubber, Aluminum, G-10 and Exotic Hardwood. OverMolded® Rifle and Shotgun Stocks in Black, OD Green and Camo. AR-15, AK-47 Grips with our exclusive battery/tool storage system. Recoil pads - Slings, Swivels, Extreme Screws and many other fine firearm accessories. and CEO of SPX Corp. in Charlotte, N.C., from 1995 to 2004. From 1978 to 1988 and again from 1992 to 1995, he served in various positions with General Electric Corp. Blystone successfully integrated more than 30 acquisitions for the companies he led. McLallen has served as a director of the board since May 31, 2007, and served as chairman from Sept. 3, 2009, until Blystone was elected to the position. Freedom Group also announces the resignation of Ted Torbeck as CEO. “We are sorry to see Ted go. He is a firstclass leader and has been instrumental in improving product quality, overall productivity and product development,” Blystone said. For more information about Freedom Group Inc., visit www.freedom-group.com. Crimson Trace Launches CTC Defense Division C OverMolded Stocks in a variety of Colors and Camos Free Dealer Display Pack Extreme Aluminum Grips with Laser Etched Artwork G10 Grips in Piranha & Outer Limits, Hardwood in checkered Flames rimson Trace Corp. has launched CTC Defense, a new division targeting military supply channels with militarygrade products. “CTC Defense is a natural progression to our growing business model, and we are very proud and excited to launch this new brand and division,” said Lane Tobiassen, president of Crimson Trace. Separate from the commercial Crimson Trace brand, all new defense products have been built from the ground up, using innovative technologies and resources, according to Crimson Trace. “With the introduction of the heavily featured/modulated MVF-600, the Dual Can sighting system and platform-specific solutions (HK, SIG SAUER, etc.), we’ve fulfilled our vision for meeting the requirements now faced on the battlefield due to changing environments, close-quarter encounters and new technologies,” said Dale Suzuki, director of CTC Defense. For more information, call 1-800-4422406 or visit www.crimsontrace.com. OverMolded Rubber Grips in New Colors AK-47/AK-74 and AR-15 OverMolded Grips accept the Hogue water resistant storage system Call for a Free Catalog and Free Dealer Display Pack 1-800-438-4747 Hogue products available from your distributor or order direct www.getgrip.com HOGUE INC. PO Box 1138, Paso Robles, CA 93447 805-239-1440 12 OCTOBER 2010 Visit Us Online 24/7 Read SI DIGITAL www.shootingindustry.com