Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. Announces Appointment of Robert R. Stutler to be Vice President of Operations - Prescott
March 20, 2006
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE:RGR) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has voted unanimously to promote Robert R. Stutler, General Manager of Prescott Operations, to be Vice President of Operations - Prescott, effective immediately.
Bob Stutler has been employed with Sturm, Ruger since 1987, first as Centerfire Pistol Assembly Manager, later assuming the position of General Manager of the Company's Prescott, Arizona Firearms Division in 1990. He was named General Manager for all the Company's Prescott operations (Firearms and Foundry Divisions) in 2002. He is well known within the industry, the outdoor media, and among Cowboy Action Shooters as an avid outdoorsman, shooter, and firearms enthusiast.
"Bob's background makes him uniquely suited to this job," said Sturm, Ruger President and Interim CEO Stephen L. Sanetti. "As a youth, he worked in his father's gun store. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1960, served in Vietnam, and rose through the ranks to retire as a Major in 1984. After leaving the USMC, he was awarded an Associate Degree in Firearms Design and Function by the Colorado School of Trades, where he assimilated much practical firearms manufacturing experience. Bill Ruger, Sr. personally selected Bob to head all our Arizona Operations in 1990."
"He has performed all his many job functions in a superlative fashion, and we are delighted to see him rise to his new rank of Vice President. We look forward to his continued distinguished service to the Company in his new role," Sanetti concluded.
About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, "Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®," echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.
The Company may, from time to time, make forward-looking statements and projections concerning future expectations. Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to certain qualifying risks and uncertainties, such as market demand, sales levels of firearms, anticipated castings sales and earnings, the need for external financing for operations or capital expenditures, the results of pending litigation against the Company, the impact of future firearms control and environmental legislation, and accounting estimates, any one or more of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publish revised forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date such forward-looking statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of subsequent unanticipated events.
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