Freedom Group, Inc. (FGI) has announced the appointment of Ross J. Saldarini as Senior Vice President for Accessories and Lifestyle.   Saldarini will be responsible for the strategic direction and goals of the Accessories and Lifestyle Department for the entire FGI Family of Companies.  He will continue to serve as President of Mountain Khakis (MK), the high end mountain-inspired lifestyle apparel brand also owned by FGI.

“Ross was a natural choice for this vital position,” said George Kollitides, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the FGI Board.  “He’s a lifelong shooter who has turned his passion – the outdoor life – into an incredibly successful business model.  Ross’ ability to fit the needs of his customers and to exceed their expectations in both quality and function demonstrates the drive and insistence that results in the best product lines, quality and customer service.  I have no doubt that Ross will lead this team to extraordinarily levels.”

In his new role, Saldarini will report to the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and grow accessory product lines across FGI brands.  This will include cleaning kits, auxiliary and supplemental shooting components and replacement parts.

“Ross’ success in developing MK into a strong outdoor brand is a key reason why we tapped him for this position,” said Scott Blackwell, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for FGI.  “Under his leadership, FGI will enhance our outdoor lifestyle product lines, providing solutions and products specifically tailored to the needs of our customers and channel partners.  Ross is a welcome addition to the senior management team.”

“I’m excited for the opportunity to utilize my experiences in the outdoor business community to ensure our customers get the products they need and the quality they deserve,” said Saldarini.  “Because Mountain Khakis is already part of the FGI family, I know the great expectations ahead of me and our entire Accessories and Lifestyle team.   We look forward to the challenge of surpassing them.

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