Springfield Armory announced the hiring of Phil Rawlings as vice president of sales and LE. In this role, he will work with Peggy Hickenbottom, vice president of distribution and customer service.

With three decades of experience in the outdoors and firearms industry, Rawlings has held key supervisory and management roles including with Smith & Wesson, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife.

As Director of Sales for Smith & Wesson, he managed the sales efforts for the Smith & Wesson, Thompson/Center and Gemtech brands. In this role, he managed strategic business relationships with its independent retailers and buying groups in the U.S., oversaw its annual sales goals and was instrumental in the product development and launch of Smith & Wesson and Thompson/Center categories.

“We are extremely proud to have Phil as part of the Springfield Armory team,” said Steve McKelvain, president, Springfield Armory. “He brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to this very important role, and I have no doubt he will be an integral part of this company’s continued success.”

“It is an exciting time to join Springfield Armory,” said Rawlings. “I am honored to become part of the organization and be able to work with the Springfield Armory team. I also look forward to working alongside the Evans Group in our efforts to continue the growth and strength of the Springfield Armory brand.”

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