COLUMBIA, Missouri, July 25, 2018 – AOB Outdoor Products & Accessories, a division of American Outdoor Brands Corporation and an industry leading provider of hunting, shooting, reloading, gunsmithing, gun cleaning supplies, specialty tools, survival products, and cutlery, today announced that Mark Reasoner has joined the company as Vice President of Sales for Hunting & Shooting Accessories.
Previously, Reasoner served as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Drake Waterfowl, a manufacturer and distributor of high quality duck hunting gear, clothing and equipment. Prior to Drake Waterfowl, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager for Pure Fishing’s North American commercial business, a role in which he oversaw some of the industry’s premier fishing brands, including Shakespeare, Berkley, Abu Garcia, and Penn, among others.
Brian Murphy, President of AOB Outdoor Products & Accessories, said, “We’re excited to have Mark join our entrepreneurial team to help expand our hunting and shooting accessory brand portfolio. His strong and longstanding relationships with retailers and distributors in the industry, combined with his experience representing a large variety of respected brands, will complement our focus on new product development and will further strengthen our brands with the consumer.”
In his new role, Reasoner will be responsible for overseeing sales for 10 brands in the company’s Hunting & Shooting Accessories portfolio, including: Caldwell (precision shooting supplies, such as shooting rests); Tipton (gun cleaning supplies); Wheeler (gunsmithing tools); Frankford Arsenal (reloading tools and equipment); BOG (field hunting accessories, such as bipods and tripods); Hooyman (hunting preparation, including tree saws); Lockdown (firearm storage solutions); Smith & Wesson and M&P Accessories; and Thompson/Center Accessories.
Reasoner said, “It’s truly an honor to join the AOB team. In addition to working with a group of dedicated outdoor enthusiasts, I will have the opportunity to help grow some of the most well-known and highly regarded brand names in the hunting and shooting industry. I’m eager to begin implementing new product activation strategies alongside our product and marketing teams to drive significant excitement and growth for our retail partners.”
Reasoner received his Master’s in Business Administration from Webster University.
About AOB Outdoor Products & Accessories
AOB Outdoor Products & Accessories is the industry leading provider of hunting, shooting, reloading, gunsmithing, gun cleaning supplies, specialty tools, survival products, and cutlery. We produce innovative, top quality products under Caldwell® Shooting Supplies; Wheeler® Engineering; Tipton® Gun Cleaning Supplies; Frankford Arsenal® Reloading Tools; Lockdown® Vault Accessories; Hooyman® Premium Tree Saws; Smith & Wesson® Accessories; M&P® Accessories; Thompson/Center Arms™ Accessories; Schrade®, Old Timer®, and Uncle Henry® knives and specialty tools; Imperial® knives; Bubba Blade® knives; and UST® survival and camping equipment. For more information about the company’s products, visit www.BTIbrands.com.