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

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