NEWTOWN, Conn. –-(Ammoland.com)- At its annual meeting June 19 2014 in Providence, Rhode Island, the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute elected a new chairman and vice-chairman.
Joe Bartozzi, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of O.F. Mossberg & Sons, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors.
“I am honored to be named SAAMI Board Chairman,” said Bartozzi. “SAAMI's expertise and accomplishments regarding firearms safety and reliability are second to none, and I am extremely proud to have been involved with a number of the committees of this great organization for nearly 25 years.”
Brett Flaugher, Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Strategy at Olin/Winchester, was voted new Vice-chairman.
At SAAMI's February meeting, John Smith, NSSF's new Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, was named as SAAMI's Treasurer. Larry Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel, serves as SAAMI Secretary.
“Joe Bartozzi's dedication to SAAMI is well known, and his experience with SAAMI and industry as a whole will be a huge asset to the organization in his role as chairman,” said SAAMI Executive Director Rick Patterson.
SAAMI, whose website is www.saami.org, is an association of the nation's leading manufacturers of firearms, ammunition and components. SAAMI was founded in 1926 at the request of the federal government and tasked with creating and publishing industry standards for safety, interchangeability, reliability and quality; coordinating technical data; and promoting safe and responsible firearms use.
SAAMI is an accredited United Nations Non-Government Organization (NGO) with consultative status.
Founded in 1926 at the request of the U.S. Federal Government, SAAMI is an association of the nation's leading manufacturers of sporting firearms, ammunition and components. It publishes voluntary industry standards, coordinates technical data and promotes safe and responsible firearm use. It handles both domestic and international technical and regulatory issues that affect safety and reliability of firearms, ammunition and components. For more information, visit www.saami.org.