Brown Promoted to Director and Krouse Hired as National Account Manager
North Haven, CT -(AmmoLand.com)- O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc, America’s oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer, is pleased to announce the promotion of William (Bill) A. Brown IV to the position of Director of Sales and the addition of Brian Krouse to the sales team.
Brown will assume responsibility for all aspects of the company’s distribution sales and conservation business initiatives. Krouse replaces Brown as Mossberg’s National Account Manager. Both Brown and Krouse assumed their new roles on June 1, 2015.
Brown, a lifelong hunter and conservationist, has worked in the firearms industry for more than 16 years in various sales, marketing and training positions, joining Mossberg in July, 2011. During his tenure as Mossberg’s National Account Manager, Brown developed and implemented successful sales programs and marketing initiatives for key retail accounts. He also forged close relationships with leading advocates for firearm rights and conservation, including the NRA Foundation, Friends of NRA, Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Krouse brings more than seven years of industry experience to his new role as National Account Manager. He previously served as a District Sales Manager at Smith & Wesson and managed key retail customers’ accounts during his tenure with Andersen Windows. In his new role, Krouse will focus on Mossberg’s chain and key retail account businesses, working closely with Mossberg’s external sales representatives, The Evans Group.
“Bill repeatedly demonstrated his strength in not only developing, but implementing, sales and marketing plans for our major retail partners, key national accounts and conservation organizations,” stated John MacLellan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “His promotion to Director of Sales will continue to strengthen our distribution chain, incentive programs and service to our key customers.”
“Brian is a great addition to the team.” MacLellan continued, “His focus will be in assisting our customers with managing inventories, training sales employees and implementing strategies to increase their commercial sales.”
Brown will be based at the company’s headquarters in North Haven, Connecticut, and can be reached at [email protected] Krouse will be based in Columbia, South Carolina, and can be reached at [email protected]
About O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is the oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer in America, and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Leading the way with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit, and standing as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer, Mossberg is considered to be one of the most innovative firearms manufacturers in U.S. history.
For more information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement and military shotguns, rifles and accessories, please visit their website at www.Mossberg.com.