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ArmaLite, Inc. Announces Tommy Thacker as New President



Geneseo, IL – -( ArmaLite, Inc. announces the appointment of Tommy Thacker as new corporate President.

Tommy brings nearly 20 years of top-level management, sales and firearms experience to ArmaLite.

Tommy previously served as Director, Product Management for FNH USA, in McLean, Virginia. There, he supervised the LE and Commercial product team responsible for testing, qualifying and launching firearm lines including the SCAR 16S, SCAR 17S, FNX pistols, and the complete line of FNS Pistols. At FNH, Tommy founded Team FNH USA. As captain, he led his team to its first ever national title and was himself crowned the 3 Gun Nation National Champion in 2012.

More recently, Tommy worked with Loudoun Guns, Inc. of Leesburg, Virginia where he was the Vice-President of Business Development and Co-owner. Loudoun Guns is the largest privately owned stocking firearms retailer in northern Virginia.

Since 2006, Tommy has been the managing partner of Northern Virginia Tactical, a privately held training and tactical company. There, he is responsible for all federal and commercial sales, training and consulting. He is an expert instructor of handgun, rifle and shotgun courses.

On joining ArmaLite, Tommy says he will use his knowledge of sales, management and firearms to lead the company to new success.

“I am excited about the opportunity to take ArmaLite to the next level. With our history of innovation the sky is the limit and I am ready to push those limits.”

John Spurrier, President and COO of Strategic Armory Corps, the company that owns and operates ArmaLite, as well as Surgeon Rifles, McMillan Firearms, and AWC Silencers, states that the appointment of Tommy Thacker to the role of President at ArmaLite completes the executive leadership team for SAC’s family of companies.

“We are thrilled to have Tommy on board, and we are looking forward to focused growth and continued development of ArmaLite’s industry leading product line.”

About ArmaLite: ArmaLite has one of the broadest product lines in the firearms industry. We manufacture and sell semiautomatic rifles in a variety of calibers including 5.56mm and 7.62mm, long range super-accurate bolt action rifles in calibers including .308 Winchester, 300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua, .416 Barrett and 50 BMG. Visit ArmaLite at

  • 4 User comments to “ArmaLite, Inc. Announces Tommy Thacker as New President”

    1. Lori Collette on February 7, 2014 at 1:12 AM said:

      He will be an amazing leader

    2. Marc Boland on February 7, 2014 at 8:57 AM said:

      Hello, congratulations and see you.Continue with your good job and relation ship

    3. Ron Stuebing on February 10, 2014 at 10:59 PM said:

      Congratulations Tommy. I have had the privilege to shoot in competitions with Tommy. He can always be counted on to humbly encourage and support everyone on the squad no matter what their skill level. Tommy is a true gentleman and asset to the shooting sports. I know he will skillfully lead ArmaLite to greater heights. You will be missed around NOVA.

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