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Shooting Industry October 2012 - Page 18
Newsmakers Industrynewsmakers Leica Sport Optics has reappointed Anthony R. Tekansik as national sales manager for its U.S. division. His focus is on further developing and managing the company’s national sales force, expanding distribution and strengthening Leica’s positioning in the sport optics categories. Tekansik has more than 18 years of experience in sport optics sales, business development and sales management. After his first stint as Leica Sports Optics’ national sales manager, he was national sales manager for Steiner A. Tekansik Sport Optics USA. Leica Sport Optics Reappoints Sales Manager SCCY Industries Announces Sales Team SCCY Industries has hired a new sales and marketing team. Scott Haralson, vice president of sales and marketing, has been an entrepreneur/ business consultant specializing in sales channel development, brand awareness/ education and operational efficiency. Craig Dutton, director of business development, has more than 25 years of firearm sales and executive management experience. He previously worked for Glock Inc. Haralson and Dutton will be in charge of managing and increasing SCCY’s sales network. Michelle Theriault, national sales manager, is a sales veteran in the firearms industry. She will direct the creation of sales and marketing tools for SCCY, and manage business-to-business programs. Andra Urey, director of sales, has been in the firearms industry for 15 years. She began her career in 1989 at Glock Inc., where she helped establish and managed the company’s customer service department. Stephanie Wells, director of marketing, has built brand awareness within the industry through an extensive media network over the past 13 years. Leupold & Stevens has hired Rob Morrison to be vice president of marketing. This new position at Leupold & Stevens was created to lead global branding, advertising, trade marketing and product development efforts for all Leupold and Redfield products. For the past four years, Morrison served as the director of marketing and strategic planning for Benchmade Knife Co. Prior to his tenure at Benchmade, Morrison was a partner and director R. Morrison Continued on page 20 Leupold & Stevens Hires Marketing VP THE TITANIUM TACTICAL POCKET PISTOL. The he world’s smallest & lightest .45 ACP concealed carry pistol on the market today. Titanium Frame with MIL-STD finish resists corrosion 2 rounds in chamber & integral grips house additional 2 spare rounds Ported barrel reduces muzzle flip & recoil Slim, no-snag, hammerless design for easy-pocket carry Ambidextrous thumb latch to eject spent rounds 7 Patents pending including double-action trigger system TM Ambidextrous thumb LAtch A Shown Actual Size PAtent Pending doubLe Action trigger system AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY FIREARMS 18 OCTOBER 2012 S T. LOUIS • MO • USA • EA RTH HeizerDefense.com 5/8 inch Wide, hAmmerLess, no-snAg design www.shootingindustry.com Subscribe to SI DIGITAL