Benelli USA has named John Alvord as the new Stoeger Airguns Product Manager. In his new position Alvord will be responsible for coordinating Stoeger Aiguns’ product development and determining strategic direction as it applies to sales, marketing, customer service and inventory aspects of the brand. Alvord will focus his efforts on working with and overseeing Stoeger Airgun factories to ensure product quality, specifications, pricing, and seasonal availability.
Alvord, a Darien, CT native, received his Bachelors’ Degree from the University of Bridgeport and an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Finger Lakes College. Alvord’s most recent employment was with the Crosman Corporation where he progressed through several leadership roles as a Design Engineer, Global Sourcing Engineer and Product Manager. In this capacity Alvord’s attention and focus were mostly on the manufacture of break-barrel airguns.
“I am extremely excited and honored to be part of a world class operation as Benelli USA,” said John Alvord. “I look forward to the many challenges and opportunities that the future holds. It will also be a pleasure to work with so many talented people.”
“John’s airgun experience is extensive, from manufacturing to product management to sales and marketing, he has been hands-on at all levels,” said Greg Mooney, Benelli USA’s VP/General Manager. “This kind of experience and knowledge is invaluable to Stoeger Airguns, and we welcome him to the Benelli USA family of brands.”
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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