Gunwerks, based in Cody, WY, hired Ryan Chalupsky as product development director and Neal Emery as director of brand experience.

Chalupsky comes to Gunwerks with over eight years of experience in the outdoor and hunting industry and most recently served as director of engineering with FeraDyne Outdoors. He will lead a team of engineers and product development personnel on the creation and refinement of rifle, optic and accessory products.

“This was a difficult position to fill. Our product roadmap requires a very technical and creative leader,” said Aaron Davidson, President. “We are very pleased to welcome Ryan. He brings a high level of engineering and managerial experience to the Gunwerks family.”

Emery comes to Gunwerks after 14 years at Hornady Manufacturing plus years of prior experience in information technology, business and teaching at corporate and university levels. He will lead a team of marketing, creative and training professionals focusing on the overall Gunwerks brand, including creative content, website and app development, training (Long Range University) initiatives, and owned channels including Long Range Pursuit TV, Long Range Magazine and other outlets.

“We are fortunate to have a talented collection of creative, marketing and training staff here at Gunwerks, said Davidson. “We feel that Neal is the right industry veteran to lead our team as we develop a fresh brand experience.”

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