HatsanUSA, the maker of air guns, appointed Mike Maanum as the company’s new national sales manager .

“Having worked in the outdoor industry for nearly two decades, you tend to learn when a company and their products are the real deal,” said Maanum. “The reputation that HatsanUSA has garnered since entering the U.S. market is well deserved, and I cannot express how excited I am to be a part of it and help the company grow.”

Before joining HatsanUSA, Maanum was the national sales account manager for Flambeau Outdoors, where he was able to grow many of the company’s largest accounts. Maanum was also an integral part in growing Zippo’s outdoors presence by introducing the company’s products in national sporting goods stores as well as securing many top-tier clients for REAL AVID–including Amazon, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Scheels and Sportsman’s Warehouse.

“There is no doubt that Mike comes to HatsanUSA with an impressive resume that speaks for itself,” said HatsanUSA President and CEO Blaine Manifold. “But his tenacity, leadership and passion for the outdoors are something that I believe will help bring Hatsan’s presence and notoriety in the industry to a whole new level.”