Benelli USA, an acknowledged leader in the firearms industry, has named Tom DeBolt as their new VP of Sales & Product Development. DeBolt will be responsible for Benelli USA’s strategic direction for the family of brands as it applies to sales, product development/management, and customer service. DeBolt will focus his efforts on trade customer development, consumer retention and brand development strategies. He will also drive efforts to position and maintain Benelli USA brands as leaders in existing and emerging markets through a network of shooting sports dealers, national accounts, and conservation groups.
DeBolt began his career in 1992 with the Black & Decker Corporation and progressed through several leadership roles in the areas of sales, marketing and business development for the company’s DeWalt Industrial Tools Division. Most recently he led efforts as Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for Loewen, a Canadian-based building products manufacturer. Tom has a MBA from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland and an undergraduate degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN.
“I’m proud to be joining one of the leading brands in the industry,” said Tom DeBolt. “Given Benelli USA’s history of developing best-in-class products and a strong focus on the end user, I’m looking forward to the future.”
“Tom’s exemplary career in sales and product management combined with his extensive experience in marketing quality products eminently qualifies him to assume the duties of Benelli USA’s VP Sales & Product Development position,” said Greg Mooney, Benelli USA’s VP/General Manager. “Tom’s business development experience will enable him to gain intimate knowledge and insight into the demands of our industry.”
Headquartered in Accokeek, MD, Benelli USA offers the largest selection of semi-automatic shotguns in the world, as well as a variety of other fine products from Benelli, Franchi, Stoeger, A. Uberti, and Stoeger Airguns.
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