After a 36-year career at Hoyt Archery, Randy Walk, currently president, has announced his retirement, effective September 1, 2021.
His journey at Hoyt started as a college job in 1985. He had been president for 26 years. He served for 13 years on the Board of the Archery Trade Association (ATA), 34 years on the ATA Technical Committee and formed strategic partnerships with World Archery, USA Archery, the NFAA, ASA, other archery organizations, and ongoing support of local and national conservation groups.
“Coming to my dream job every day has been one of my life’s greatest blessings. And just as rewarding has been the opportunities to work with outside groups on many of the things I am passionate about, including bowhunter recruitment, conservation, tournament archery, and the overall growth of the industry,” Walk said.
“My father and I have enjoyed working with Randy during his time at Hoyt. Randy’s passion for archery and bowhunting is only matched by his passion for Hoyt and for excellence in product. Randy’s focus on the next product innovation has been a great fit with the company culture my grandfather started, my dad perfected and I have enjoyed continuing,” said Greg Easton, CEO, Jas. D. Easton and owner of Hoyt Archery.
“Leaving Hoyt is bittersweet,” Walk said, “I will miss the great people I work with and the opportunity to contribute daily to Hoyt’s success, but I am looking forward to spending more time with my family, traveling with my wife, Diana, and hunting more than ever.”
Photo courtesy Randy Walk