Scott Blackwell named President of Freedom Group

Scott Blackwell has been named the President of Freedom Group. Scott left Beretta USA in 2006 to become the President of Bushmaster and in 2010 was promoted to the position of FGI’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer.

Scott Blackwell (left) and Sgt. Marcus Young

From the press release …

Freedom Group, Inc. (FGI), the firearms industry leader with brands including Remington, Bushmaster, DPMS and Marlin, has named Scott Blackwell President. Blackwell, an established industry veteran, served as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer since 2010. As President, Blackwell will oversee all revenue, branding, marketing and communications for FGI, including: Sales and Marketing, Accessories and Lifestyle, Licensing, E-Commerce, Defense and Law Enforcement, Brand Management, Industry Relations, Public Relations and Social Media.

“Scott’s leadership, institutional knowledge and strategic thinking make him a natural fit as President,” said George Kollitides, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FGI. “Scott has been with us from the beginning — in many ways the cornerstone of our Company. Since 2006 I’ve relied on him as an advisor, architect and friend. I’m now honored to call him President, a well-deserved promotion for a man who helped make FGI a leader.”

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • deckard

    So does this me we will see some ACR support? Or accessories? Most likely not….

    • Anonymoose

      The Freedom Group does cares nothing for the end-user.
      I really wish Magpul would come out with another rifle design to supersede the ACR (maybe a longer-barreled PDR or something?) and PRODUCE IT THEMSELVES, but the way they are, and have been for years, they probably won’t, and if they do design one they’ll probably just sell it to Shrubmaster again or only make airshit versions. Magpul had the potential to be the best firearms company out there when they designed the Masada, but they wasted their chance and now they’re just like every other producer of tacticool AR-15 accessories.

  • schizuki

    Any chance this fella will stop Remington from utterly destroying the Marlin brand? Sales & Marketing are great, but the best sales & marketing strategy is building a gun that actually works. It’s not sexy, but it’s true.

    • Burst

      He ran Bushmaster, so expect things to shift from bad to worse.