Walther Arms, Inc. announced the promotion of Rob McCanna to president, effective immediately. Previously, McCanna served as Walther’s vice president of sales.

McCanna’s appointment is part of a long-term strategic transition for Walther CEO Adam Blalock, who will remain company CEO. In addition to being CEO, Blalock will continue to serve as president and CEO of Walther Manufacturing, Inc. and chairman of the Board for Umarex USA, Inc. All three privately-owned U.S. corporations share their headquarters in Fort Smith, AK.

“Rob McCanna is more than qualified and prepared for this move. He has the required ability and experience combined with a passion to see customers and employees thrive. I’m excited to see what Rob will do for Walther,” said Blalock.

McCanna brings nearly 35 years of experience in the firearms industry to his position. He spent the last 12 years in senior leadership roles in sales, marketing and channel management. Since early 2020 McCanna has lead sales for Walther.

“Since I joined the Walther Arms, Inc. team, I have had the pleasure of working with some of the industry’s best people. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead this team into the future and take the historic Walther brand to new levels,” said McCanna, “I believe we have something exceptional to offer to our customers and it’s truly an honor to be responsible for delivering the absolute best to them.”

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