IN Ruger Names Top Retailer The 2014 Ruger Retailer of the Year is Vance Outdoors of Ohio. Its founder Richard Vance and his sons, Todd and Doug, were recognized by Ruger for their support of Ruger, their merchandising strategy, range programs and industry leadership in firearms retailing. All three men received an engraved Ruger Mark III pistol in recognition of their outstanding performance. Todd Vance runs the retail operations while brother Doug spearheads the law enforcement division. The awards were presented on April 11 during the 144th Annual Meeting of the National Rifle Association in Nashville, Tenn. “Vance Outdoors is an outstanding example of how dedicated and innovative business owners can have tremendous success as firearms retailers,” said Chris Killoy, Ruger president and COO. “Their stores, range and knowledgeable staff exemplify what independent retailers should be doing to reach existing and new consumer markets.” Richard H. Vance started Vance Outdoors in 1938 as a general store, passing his love of hunting and shooting on to his son Richard M. Vance. In 1978, the business changed from a grocery store selling firearms, archery and police equipment to a full sporting goods store. In 2002, Vance merged its business with Buckeye Outdoors near Buckeye Lake. Today, the Vance Outdoor chain includes Vance Outdoors Columbus, Vance’s Law Enforcement, Vance Outdoors Hebron, Vance Outdoors Obetz and Vance Outdoors Marine. At the 2015 NRAAM, Ruger honored Vance Outdoors as the 2014 Ruger Retailer of the Year. Those in attendance were (from left) Mike Fifer, Ruger CEO; Richard Vance; Todd Vance; and Chris Killoy, Ruger president and COO. “Our mission has always been and will always be to make sure that our customers have a great shopping experience at Vance’s. I believe this award recognizes our commitment to that mission,” said Todd Vance. Visit www.vanceoutdoors.com, www.ruger.com © 2015 Kel-Tec CNC Industries, Inc.
Download PDF file