Lipham joined Bushnell in 2007 as CFO and the company said that during his time he has strengthened the administrative functions of the company as well as identified and executed strategic add-on acquisitions, including the recent additions of Simmons Outdoor Corporation and Millett Industries. Prior to joining Bushnell, Lipham spent three years as COO and CFO of Union Corrugating Company and five years as the CFO of Home Depot Installed Products. Previously, he held a number of financial and operational management positions at The Procter & Gamble Company and The Home Depot.
“I am excited about the opportunity to expand my leadership role at Bushnell, a tremendous company with a strong legacy of historic performance and exceptional potential for global growth,” said Lipham. “In addition to our well-known brands and tremendous portfolio of consumer products for the outdoor enthusiast, we have an outstanding group of employees worldwide who are truly focused on delivering the best possible service and products to our customers and consumers, alike. I am proud to be a part of this organization, and look forward to working with our executive team and MidOcean to lead this company into our next phase of growth.”
“The Bushnell senior management team has demonstrated great leadership throughout this transition and we are very excited to promote from within and expand Blakes management responsibilities,” said Rob Sharp, managing director of MidOcean Partners, which acquired Bushnell in July 2007. “It is also fantastic to have someone of Bobs caliber in the role of Chairman and we look forward to his contributions to the business going forward.”