Madison, NC – Freedom Group is pleased to announce the addition of Robert “Rusty” Patterson to its executive team as Corporate Vice President of Quality, effective immiedately.  Patterson will lead the company’s efforts in plant quality, consumer quality and product development quality and will report directly to the Office of the CEO.

In addition to consulting on a wide range of business concepts and issues, Patterson is the Chairman and CEO of NACFAM; a manufacturing policy think tank headquartered in Washington, DC, with policy initiatives in sustainable manufacturing, workforce development, technology and innovation, and supply chain optimization.  He recently retired as the Vice President of Raytheon Six Sigma Business Excellence and was responsible for taking the improvement concepts embodied in Raytheon Six Sigma across the entire extended enterprise including customers and suppliers.  He has 40 years of experience with a wide variety of positions in quality, operations, supply chain management, engineering, and program management.

“We welcome Rusty to the Freedom Group family,” commented Scott Blackwell, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for the Freedom Group, Inc. “He brings an extensive background in manufacturing knowledge, technology and innovation with a focus on quality systems and outcomes.  We are excited to have Rusty on our team contributing to our ongoing commitments of operational excellence, quality and our customers.”

About Freedom Group, Inc.

Freedom Group is the world’s leading innovator, designer, manufacturer, and marketer of firearms, ammunition, and related products for the hunting, shooting sports, law enforcement, and military markets. As one of the largest manufacturers in the world of firearms and ammunition, we have some of the most globally recognized brands including Remington, Bushmaster, DPMS/Panther Arms, Marlin, H&R, Parker, EOTAC, Mountain Khakis, AAC, and Dakota. The Company distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 80 foreign countries. More information about the Company can be found at

The Company assumes no obligation to update publicly such forward–looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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