BEAVERTON, Ore. –-(Ammoland.com)- Leupold & Stevens, Inc. was named 2013 Optics Manufacturer of the Year by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), Oct. 29, at its annual expo and meeting.
In the three-year history of the award, Leupold has been the only brand to be named the Optics Manufacturer of the Year.
Candidates were evaluated by the wholesaler members on four key criteria: distribution policy; marketing, sales and promotion; logistics and operations; and NASGW and industry support. This comprehensive assessment of manufacturer performance was designed to provide a balanced appraisal that truly recognizes the best of the best according to NASGW distributor members.
“We are honored to once again be named NASGW’s Optics Manufacturer of the Year,” said Kevin Trepa, vice president of global sales and business development for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Leupold has always worked very hard to deliver for our distributors and dealers. This recognition tells us we’re doing things right, but also challenges us to improve our processes for next year.”
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Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned optics company, employs hundreds of people in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Beaverton, Ore. Family owned and privately operated, Leupold offers products that are sold worldwide to hunters, competitive shooters, American military warfighters, law enforcement personnel, golfers and wildlife observers. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.
Leupold & Stevens, Inc., P.O. Box 688, Beaverton, OR 97075-0688, U.S.A. Phone: (800) LEUPOLD or (503) 526-1400 • Fax: (503) 352-7621 • www.leupold.com