Velocity Outdoor Inc., the maker of hunting, archery and shooting sports products, announced the appointment of Kelly Grindle as president and co-chief executive officer.
Grindle will be working alongside Tom McGann, executive chairman and co-chief executive officer, and relocating to Bloomfield, NY.
Grindle most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Hatteras/Cabo Yachts, a builder of luxury motor and sportfishing yachts, where he led the company’s go-to-market strategy, developed and launched new models and improved overall operating efficiency. Before his time at Hatteras, Grindle held various senior executive positions in the outdoor industry, including over 16 years of senior roles at Johnson Outdoors Inc., a producer of outdoor recreational products, where he ultimately became president, Outdoor Products.
“I’m extremely excited to welcome Kelly to Velocity Outdoor,” said McGann. “Kelly is a passionate outdoorsman with an outstanding track-record of transforming and growing outdoor businesses. We are fortunate to attract someone of Kelly’s stature and experience, and I am very much looking forward to working with him to grow the Velocity Outdoor platform.”
“Velocity Outdoor has an impressive team, strong brands and a supportive parent company,” said Grindle. “This is an exciting time for the company and I am thrilled to partner with Tom to take Velocity to new heights.”
Velocity Outdoor’s brands include Crosman and Benjamin Airguns, Ravin Crossbows, CenterPoint Archery and Optics, LaserMax, and GameFace Airsoft brands. Velocity Outdoor is a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings.
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