Benelli USA has named Tom DeBolt as their General Manager.

In his new position DeBolt will direct and control Benelli USA's sales, marketing, finance, customer service, inventory, distribution and administration. DeBolt will also be responsible for Benelli USA's strategic direction for the family of brands. He will oversee the overall functional management of Benelli USA with accountability for profits and losses from operations as it applies to sales and product development and management.

DeBolt will be responsible for driving efforts to position and maintain Benelli USA brands as leaders in existing and emerging markets through a network of shooting sports dealers, national accounts and conservation groups.

DeBolt began his career in 1992 with the Black & Decker Corporation and progressed through several leadership roles in the areas of sales, marketing and business development for the company's DeWalt Industrial Tools Division.

Most recently he led efforts as Benelli USA's VP of Sales with particular focus on Benelli's introduction of its latest semiautomatic shotgun model-the ETHOS.

“I'm proud to take charge of one of the leading brands in the industry,” says DeBolt. “Given Benelli USA's history of developing best-in-class products with a strong focus on the end user, I'm looking forward to a bright future for the company.”

Tom brings many talents to Benelli,” says former Benelli USA CEO, Steve Otway. “Among them is his experience marketing and distributing premium brand consumer products through both independent dealers and large national chain accounts. The fact that he is also a life long shooter, gives him valuable additional insight into the features and performance knowledgeable firearms buyers desire.”